The Green Apple Environment Awards, which began in 1994, is an annual campaign that aims recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. 

Scottish companies and projects have two chances of success, because if you apply for a Scottish Green Apple Environment Award, that entry is also submitted into the UK category of the International Green Apple Awards. So, you could win a Scottish Award, presented in Scotland and a UK Award, presented in Houses of Parliament in London.

Beyond that, your entry could then be chosen to represent Scotland in the European Business Awards for the Environment, and Green Apple Award winners have an excellent success record in this Brussels-led initiative.

Not only do you have a unique opportunity to win three awards from one entry, you have three chances of success in each campaign, because there are Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in every category.

These awards are supported by REHIS and are free to enter and open to anyone who is helping the environment.

Any company, council or organisation can enter.  If they are successful, they also have the opportunity to have their winning paper published and become a Green World Ambassador.

Among the numerous benefits, this also gives them free entry into the Green World Awards where they represent their country as well as themselves. This prestigious awards ceremony is hosted in a different country each year.  Last year it was Dubai, and this year it will be in Turkey.

National Organiser Karl Tullett commented: “We have categories for every type of business, plus opportunities for councils, industry, community groups, charities and even individuals.

“Everyone stands an equal chance because our judges always take into consideration the different levels of resources that contenders have available, so small companies often beat their bigger competitors.”

Anyone can claim a free entry up to 30 September, but late entries are accepted until 31 October on payment of the £100 + vat Late Entry Fee.

If you, your company or council is doing anything that benefits the environment, then enter now for free for a Green Apple Award. Full details and online entry forms can be found here

The campaign is run by The Green Organisation – an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.