Stray FM Best of Skipton and Beyond Awards
Green Apple award bears fruit for community hydro
Their bronze award was presented by Craven District Council to the team of volunteers spearheading the Settle Hydro, and the scheme will now go forward to the International Green Apple Awards programme, ‘a global stage for initiatives that really make a difference’.
The Green Apple Environment Awards, run by The Green Organisation, have been rewarding and promoting environmental best practice since 1994.
Since its inception in 2009, the scheme has been the inspiration for others across the world, attracting media interest and a string of awards including British Renewable Energy Community Installer Award.
The latest recognition, in the form of the Green Apple Award, comes as a new fundraising drive has been launched to secure the future of the Hydro. The management team are calling for anyone with a concern for environmental issues such as climate change, to get involved, offering opportunities for new shareholders, corporate sponsors and donors as well as hands-on roles for volunteers.