AN MP has joined Sir David Attenborough as a finalist in an award for the “Eco Hero of the Decade”.

Caroline Lucas has been shortlisted by the public in the annual People Environment Achievement Awards, which celebrate individuals and businesses helping to champion sustainability across the UK.

The special category of Eco Hero of the Decade has been created to mark the tenth anniversary of the awards this year.

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The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion has been shortlisted alongside Sir David Attenborough and teen campaigner Greta Thunberg.

Caroline Lucas was inspired to join the Green Party after reading Jonathan Porritt’s book Seeing Green back in 1986.

The Argus:

The first Green Party candidate to ever be elected, she was also an MEP for the South East from 1999 until 2010, the same year she became MP for Brighton Pavilion.

The panel of judges includes Jo Wood, founder of Jo Wood Organics and a Bee Guardian, founder of UK website Freegle Cat Fletcher, Vice President and sustainability driver at Citrix Michelle Senecal De Fonseca, and Katie Hill, founder and editor-in-chief of green living magazine MyGreenPod.

The winner will be announced on Friday online at 5pm.

To watch the virtual ceremony for free, register at