Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Shortlist revealed for 2013 Observer Ethical Awards....

The companies, projects, places and people shortlisted for the 2013 Observer Ethical Awards have been unveiled. Taking place in central London on June 13, the event has become colloquially known as the ‘the Green Oscars’.
Now in its eighth year, Lucy Siegle, chair of the judging panel, said the shortlist was full of proven change-makers, squaring up to the environmental and social justice battles we all face and coming up with real solutions.”

Nominees include the UK’s first ever Green party MP Caroline Lucas; BBC documentary maker Sir David Attenborough; and environmental law firm Client Earth.

The judging panel included Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess; singer and model VV Brown; and Paralympian Martine Wright.

A full rundown of the final shortlist can be found below.

Campaigner of the Year

Caroline Lucas
Sir David Attenborough
Guy Watson
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall
Joanna Lumley
Livia Firth
Malala Yousafzai
Polly Higgins
Satish Kumar
Vivienne Westwood

Retailer of the Year

Riverford Farms
Roco hair and beauty
Tot Bots
Warren Evans

Unsung Local Hero

Dan Thompson
Douglas Peacock and Emily Cutts
Francis McCrickard
Kendra Ullyart
Zoe Palmer

Ecover Young Green Champions (sponsored by Ecover)

Bee United
Mama Margarets

Travel (sponsored by Virgin Holidays)

Pack for a purpose
Unseen Tours
Village Ways

Big Idea (sponsored by National Grid)

Plastic Surgeon

Arts and Culture

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ten Billion

Products and Services (sponsored by B&Q)

Client Earth
Newlife Paints

Business Initiative (sponsored by Jupiter Asset Management)

Dormont Estate
Kelvin Valley Honey
Virgin Atlantic with Lanzatech

Well Dressed (sponsored by Eco Age)

Jane Molloy
Rosalind Jana
Zoe Robinson

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