PEOPLE are continually coming up with weird and wonderful ways of eco-friendly living.
From efforts in the home to all-out green revamps by business, Sussex is home to an army of eco warriors.
At the Community Stars Awards in Brighton on November 1, we want to crown a winner of the Green Project or Person of the Year.
This category is open to any individual, project, group or business with the environment at its heart.
With a Green council and MP in Brighton there are plenty of environmental schemes in the city.
But nominees could be a business working hard on green initiatives, or a resident or business which recycles everything.
Nominees could include St Luke’s Primary School in Brighton and Goldstone Primary, Hove, which have both picked up Eco-Schools Green Flag awards for their work in sustainability.
Pupils of all ages have worked to transform their schools’ daily routines into ones that benefit the environment and save money.
Students, staff and parents have worked together to cut the school’s energy use, develop areas in the school grounds as havens for wildlife, reuse and recycle as much as possible and fundraise to install solar panels on the roof.
Teachers have also ensured that eco topics are integrated into lessons such as maths, English, science and geography.
In the world of business, a Newhaven company’s green credentials saw it scoop a prize at business awards. The Basepoint operated Newhaven Enterprise Centre won the Green Business prize at the Sussex and Hampshire Business Matters Award on July 29.
The centre has installed solar panels that have generated 86,004kw/h since 2007 – saving 36,981 kilos of carbon dioxide.
It uses rainwater to flush loos and has an intelligent lighting system fitted in all corridors, bike racks and showers to encourage cycling and walking to work plus video conferencing to cut travel to meetings.
Who deserves the Green Project or Person of the Year award?