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Carillion helps host Suffolk's sustainable awards - 3/20/2009

Support services and construction company Carillion - lead sponsors of this year's creating the greenest county awards - were delighted to present a prestigious award at this year's event held at the National Trust's Ickworth House.

Suffolk schools, businesses and communities stepped up to the challenge to help create the greenest county with ideas including school sensory gardens, free gardening for vulnerable people and even a car sharing scheme.
Out of forty four entries, prizes of £200 were given to winners BBC Radio Suffolk for the Communication award for its campaign 'Don't be a Tosser'; local company Mow and Grow who took the Waste Award and B-Neutral for Small businesses award - among many others.
Stuart Livingstone, general manager Suffolk Highway Maintenance partnership, aptly gave out the Transport Award.
Carillion was lead sponsor for the event which saw an excellent response this year. Forty-four entries fought it out - all demonstrating examples of green excellence in their particular area.

Cllr Eddy Alcock, portfolio holder for environment and waste management said: 'I am really pleased to see so many good examples of our local communities really thinking about how they can work differently to make Suffolk a greener place and a better place to live and work. I have been really impressed by the range of ideas and the enthusiasm in which they are being carried out."

Stuart Livingstone said: "Carillion is delighted to be lead sponsors for this important award initiative which encourages sustainability to be at the top of the agenda. This year's entries have not only been outstanding but inspiring too, illustrating the scope and range of initiatives being led by Suffolk's sustainability champions in this beautiful county."

For more information on what is happening to help Suffolk create the Greenest County please visit: www.greensuffolk.org