Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber

EnviroCom Awards

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The EnviroCom Awards are for Excellence, Innovation,

Dedication and Success in Environmental Management

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For photos of the Envirocom Awards Ceremony 2014 see: http://www.dlrchamber.ie/envirocom-awards-2014-photos-2/

Announcing the Winners of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber EnviroCom Awards: Wednesday 12th November

Comments from Minister Alex White’s Speech, who was in attendance last night.

 

 About a green perspective…

“We need local agents of change to drive the green economy. Not just global but all of us working from the ground up”!

 

About The 2014 Envirocom Awards…

“I believe that these Envirocom Awards are a template for other communities in Ireland to embrace!

 

On Wednesday 12th November 2014, the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber announced the winners of the 2014 EnviroCom Awards at a Gala Awards Dinner honouring outstanding businesses, agencies and not-for-profit organisations for their environmental achievements in the county.

 

The Awards were presented jointly by DLR County Council Cathaoirleach Marie Baker and Mr. Alex White, Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources.The Awards recognise the excellence in environmental management by business and agencies of all sizes or sectors operating in the county area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

 

From the Garda Siochana’s Green Transport Initiation and the Mountain Bike Patrol, to An Taisce/Booterstown Marsh Nature Reserve, to the Spokesman’s Mobile Bike Repair business.

From UCD’s Water Conservation Project on campus, to Stillorgan Park Hotel’s sustainable management programme.   From St.Michael Hospital’s Waste Prevention Project to Micro Computers environmentally friendly PCs.  From Cosgrave Bros HoneyPark Energy Management Project to Tesco/Food Cloud.  All of these companies and projects are worthy winners and recipients of last night’s awards and the winners would be delighted to talk to the press and discuss their fascinating local achievements.

 

 

The Awards Winners are as follows:

 

Water Conservation

UCD

 

Waste Prevention

St Michael’s Hospital

 

Energy Management

Honey Park/Cosgraves

 

Green Transport Initiative

An Garda Siochana

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects <50 Employees/Volunteers

Future Fit

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects >50 Employees/Volunteers

An Taisce/ Booterstown Nature Reserve Management Advisory Committee

 

Environmental Performance < 50 Employees/Volunteers

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MicroPro Computers

 

Environmental Performance > 50 Employees/Volunteers

Stillorgan Park Hotel

 

Special Merit/Microenterprise and Environmental Innovation

The Spokesman

 

 

 

Now in their eighth year, the Awards are organised by DLR Chamber of Commerce with President Dr.Josephine Browne, supported by  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Corporate Sponsorship by Utilitywise Ireland.

 

“Utilitywise have entered the Irish market in the past year and as part of our development strategy we partner with organisations who have strong presence in their geographical area and are respected by businesses in that area. DLR is one such organisation and we are delighted to sponsor the awards as a significant part of what we do is around helping business manage their energy consumption and help them reduce it, all positive in terms of environmental benefits. We also help them understand their energy contracts better; price paid, contract duration and the regulated costs associated with their contract” said Malcolm EmeryBusiness Development Manager, Utilitywise plc.

www.dlrchamber.ie/envirocomawards.

 

 

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The EnviroCom environmental Awards recognise the excellence in environmental management by business and agencies of all sizes or sectors operating in the county area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber President Dr Josephine Browne said that “The Awards Committee has selected a group of Finalists that truly shows the range of actions that businesses and agencies can take to minimise their impact on the environment and in many cases save money and lower their costs.”

The winners will be announced at the gala Awards Dinner on 12th November 2014 at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel.

Now in their eighth year, the Awards are organised by the Chamber of Commerce with support from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Corporate Sponsorship by Utilitywise Ireland.

 

The Awards Categories and Finalists are:

 

Water Conservation

St John of God Hospital Ltd

UCD

 

Waste Prevention

Sodexo

St Michael’s Hospital

 

Energy Management

St Raphaela’s/ Shannon Homes & Origen Energy Ltd

Honey Park/Cosgraves

 

Green Transport Initiative

Garda Siochana

Windsor Deansgrange

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects <50 Employees/Volunteers

Dalkey Garden School

Future Fit

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects >50 Employees/Volunteers

An Taiscce/ BMAC

Food Cloud/Tesco

 

Environmental Performance < 50 Employees/Volunteers

Airfield

MicroPro Computers

T S O’Connor

 

Environmental Performance > 50 Employees/Volunteers

Indaver Ireland

Stillorgan Park Hotel

 

Special Merit/Microenterprise

The Spokesman

 

Environmental Innovation

To Be Decided by Judging Panel


CATEGORIES

WATER / WASTE
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■ Best Example of Waste Prevention

■ Best Example of Water Conservation

These awards will recognise organisations that have made significant steps to reduce waste or conserve water in the management of their day-to-day operations or in redesigning their business processes. To qualify for this award it will be necessary to provide quantifiable achievements in waste prevention and/or water consumption for at least one year.

ENERGY
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■ Best Example of Energy Management

This award will recognise achievements in reducing energy use and carbon dioxide emissions through coordinated energy management in the workplace. Entrants should demonstrate what energy efficiency projects were championed and what energy savings were made over a period of at least one year.

were made over a period of at least one year.

■ Best Example of a Green Transport Initiative

This award is open to both public and private organisations which can demonstrate a comprehensive programme of actions, and commitment to the promotion of more sustainable forms of travel, in terms of the movement of goods, employee commuting, business travel and/or operation of fleet vehicles.

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS
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■ Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects

< 50 employees/volunteers

■ Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects

> 50 employees/volunteers

This award recognises businesses and organisations that enrich the environmental and social fabric of their local communities and beyond. Partnerships with local and /or global communities must be represented in any environmental project submitted. Entries for this award are likely to encourage resource reuse, recycling, neighbourhood clean-ups, composting and environmental education with the involvement of outside communities such as neighbouring residents, customers, other firms or students. Submissions are likely to include testimonials, data, reports and photographs.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
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■ Best Example of Environmental Performance <50 Employees/Full-Time Equivalents

This award is open to any business/organisation operating in any sector that can demonstrate a comprehensive programme to minimise the impact that their business/organisation has on the environment. Entrants should have an Environmental Policy and be able to demonstrate how this is implemented in their work practices and how their staff and customers are made aware of it.

■ Best Example of Environmental Performance >50 Employees/Full-Time Equivalents

This award is open to any large business/organisation in any sector that can demonstrate a ‘ground-up’ green strategy designed to minimise the impact of its business activity on the environment. Entrants should demonstrate their commitment to developing sustainable business practices such as a “green” supply chain, use of environmentally efficient production processes and materials and minimization of environmental impacts over the full life cycle of their products or services.

SPECIAL MERIT
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■ Special Merit Award < 10 employees

Open to micro-enterprises who have developed or provided a new product or service that has made a contribution to the enhancement of the local environment. The judges are looking for a product or service available on the Irish market and providing an eco-friendly solution as effective as its non-environmental equivalent.

■ Best Example of Environmental Innovation

The Environmental Innovation Award is at the judge’s discretion and is open to any entry if any particular aspect or the overall achievement of the entry is deemed to deserve special recognition. Novel and competitively priced goods or services designed with a minimum use of resources to satisfy a need and provide a better quality of life for all will be considered for this award.


JUDGING CRITERIA

Entries will be assessed on the following:

  • Clearly identified benefit to the environment.
  • Degree of originality and innovation.
  • Staff commitment to maintain and develop the environmental programme.
  • Social and economic benefit to its communities and the local area.
  • Possible adoption by others.
  • Participation in National or Global Environmental Programmes

Judging will take place in July / August 2014. The winners will be announced
at the EnviroCom Awards 2014 Dinner on Wednesday 12th November 2014. The adjudicators’ decision will be final and no correspondence regarding results will be entered into.

2014 Awards Dinner Event

This year’s Awards Dinner will be held at the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel on Wednesday 12th November 2014. An Cathaoirleach and Mr Alex White, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources have agreed to co-present the awards. All entrants are invited to attend the event and finalists in each category receive two complimentary seats at the Awards Dinner courtesy of the category sponsors. The MC on the night will be Barbara Moynihan of On Your Feet.

If you have any questions on the entry process, need further information about the event or would like to reserve a seat or table, please contact:

Hal Ledford
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber
Tel: 085 157 8941 or Email: halbledford@gmail.com or
Gabrielle Mallon
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber
Tel: 01 284 5066 or Email: office@dlrchamber.ie


HOW TO ENTER

The Envirocom Awards are FREE to enter

All you have to do is complete the Entry Form with:

■ Your contact details

■ A description of your entry (max 1,000 words) with supporting information highlighting success in implementing the programme(s) described in your entry.

■ Please supply an electronic copy of your nomination either by CD or email

 

You will also need to consider the following points when submitting your entry:

■ The EnviroCom 2014 Awards competition is open to businesses, not-for-profits and public organisations that are located within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County.

■ You may enter more than one category. The judges reserve the right to re-allocate submissions to a different category if they think it is more appropriate.

Deadline for Entries: Friday, 27th June 2014

(See note at the top of the page re limited extension of deadline)

Postal entries can be sent to: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber, Kilcullen House, 1 Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Email entries can be sent to envirocom@dlrchamber.ie


MEDIA PARTNER

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Dinner Sponsor

RPS

Reception Sponsor

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ONLINE ENTRY FORM

Name of Business/Organisation: (required)

Category(ies) entered:

 WASTE PREVENTION

 WATER CONSERVATION

 ENERGY MANAGEMENT

 GREEN TRANSPORT

 ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS <50

 ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS >50

 ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE any SECTOR <50

 ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE any SECTOR >50

 SPECIAL MERIT

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