The 2024 Ely Hero Awards have an exciting additional category in which to nominate a hero. 

The Mike Rouse Community Champion Award is incorporating a special award for an 'environmental champion'. 

In partnership with East Cambridgeshire District Council, the Ely Hero Awards team hope to recognise and promote the most noteworthy and successful efforts of individuals or organisations whose actions have a transformative impact on the local environment.

At the core of their role they will be promoting practices relating to sustainability, encouraging effective resource use and implementing solutions and policies for a greener planet.

They may have committed to sustainable goals, such as reducing their carbon footprints and conserving resources and leading by example to help others to do the same.

The judging panel will be looking for all green activities that have helped reduce emissions, cut waste, clean up or help to protect nature.

With the climate crisis of growing prominence, the role of an 'environmental champion' is more crucial than ever. 

Do you know a hero that inspires, defends, acts and mobilises to save the planet?

Nominate them at before June 6.