Entries invited for UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards

Entries are invited for the second UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards, with categories for Energy, Economic Sustainability, Environment and Education/public awareness.

Entries are invited for the second UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards, with categories for energy, economic sustainability, environment and education/public awareness.

Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for the Environment, Food and Agriculture, said: ‘Biospheres foster sustainable development, conservation and education.

‘Our awards offer organisations and individuals doing good work in these areas the chance to share their successes and inspire others.

‘Our inaugural awards were a great success and we hope the second awards will be another celebration of those enhancing our Biosphere.’

Entrants should give an overview of their projects and detail what they are achieving.

Enter online here.

Alternatively, click here to download entry forms and return them to:

UNESCO Biosphere Awards, Ecosystem Directorate, Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St John’s, Isle of Man, IM4 3AS

or email them to biosphere@gov.im - marking the subject field ‘UNESCO Biosphere Awards’.

Entries can be accompanied by photos.

The closing date for entries is Friday 30th August 2019 and results will be announced at a ceremony in the autumn. The winners will receive beautiful, hand-carved wood trophies and publicity.

The awards will be judged by representatives from Government, non-Governmental organisations, commerce and education.

In line with the Biosphere ethos, they will weigh up projects’ contribution to the economy, and/or environment, and/or community and will take into account innovation and impact.

If you have questions about the awards, email biosphere@gov.im or ring 01624 686080.

Watch our video to hear from the inaugural award winners about what it meant to them.


Posted up on 16th June 2019


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