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Green World Ambassadors

We are proud to announce that FSC Blencathra Centre, have been honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony on Monday August 8, 2016 at The Crystal, London Docklands – regarded as the most sustainable events venue in the UK.

This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of their Renewable Energy Project which won a Green Apple Environment Award, presented at Westminster Palace in November last year.

As a result of that success, they are having their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.

The award judges commented: “This training facility is located in an inspiring but challenging location, 300 metres up the Blencathra slope. Being off-grid for heating had given it high running costs, but a multi-faceted sustainability project has changed all that. Power is now supplied from a new hydro-electric installation over a mile away, and heating is provided by locally sourced biomass. Savings in costs and pollution, as well as the education opportunities, are significant and mounting.”

The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and entry into The Green World Awards for the Environment; the campaign to find the “greenest” organisation in the world.

This presentation takes place in Seoul, South Korea in October.