P.E.A. Awards 2017 shortlist announced

UK’s leading green awards reveals the pioneers who are ripping up the rulebook

P.E.A. Awards 2017 shortlist announced

The current rate of human-related extinction of wildlife is between 1,000 and 10,000 times that of the natural rate of extinction.

While it’s estimated that 80% of species are yet to be identified – a new species of plant or animal is discovered in the Amazon every other day – there’s a real risk that many may become extinct before we’ve had chance to find them.*

All around us Nature is dying: the only way to put an end to mass extinction is to come together, acknowledge our role and unite to change the future.

2017’s P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards will celebrate and honour pioneers across the globe who have dedicated their lives to ending the forces that are driving extinction – from deforestation abroad to over-consumption right here in the UK.

Last year, MCB Seafoods won one of two Pioneer awards for its ‘Retrawl’ scheme, which collects and recycles old fishing gear – free of charge – into swimming costumes, sunglasses, nylon socks and skateboards. The second winner, Enviromate, allows tradesmen to list and search for surplus material that can be reused, reducing the depletion of natural resources and waste to landfill.

A record number of entries to this year’s P.E.A. Awards confirms that change is happening, and 2017’s shortlist is packed with inspiring people who are ripping up the rulebook and saying ‘enough is enough’. They have all chosen a path – rarely the one of least resistance in their respective fields – that will allow them act before it’s too late.

Jarvis Smith, founder of the P.E.A. Awards, said: ‘When I founded the P.E.A.s back in 2010, the awards were built out of a disappointment in the lack of support for people trying to change our world. I could see this was the most important subject of humanity’s time, yet the media – at that time – didn’t care.

‘Nearly a decade later sustainability is a mainstream topic. Global warming knocks on doors every day, and people are dying as catastrophic climatic changes hit home.

‘Only by radically adapting and adopting different ways of doing things will we survive as a species. If we continue to allow global corporations to pursue profit at the expense of all else then we are all dead!

‘This year’s P.E.A. shortlist offers fine examples of the changes that can be made quickly and easily for the sake of future generations.’

P.E.A. Awards 2017 shortlist

ARTS - sponsored by MyGreenPod.com

  • Dr Martin Kiszko, The UK’s Green Poet
  • Claire Potter, Claire Potter Design
  • Phil Stewart, Creative Recycling

BRITAIN’S GREENEST FAMILY - sponsored by Yeo Valley

  • Carrie and Adam Cort and family
  • Zoe Leeson

ENERGY - sponsored by Octopus Energy

  • David Greenfield, Soenecs
  • Assim Ishaque, Envirup
  • SolarEdgeTechnologies (team)

FOOD - sponsored Wyke Farms

  • Toast Ale (team)
  • OLIO (team)
  • Daniel Watson, SafetyNet Technologies

GREEN PIONEER - sponsored by Weleda

  • Claire Morsman, Morsbags
  • Kapil Paliwal, Working for Eco Feminism
  • QED (team)
  • Gordon Reid, MacRebur

MONEY - sponsored by Mongoose Crowd

  • Debbie Chettleburgh, Investing Ethically Ltd
  • Huw Davies, Triodos Bank
  • Impax (team)

NATURE - Sponsored by Love Nature

  • Poppy’s Creche (team)
  • Marcus te Rehorst, KorkAllee
  • Nicholas Ripley, Pennine Lancashire Community Farm


  • Big Green Coach (team)
  • Thomas Klein, VeggieHotels
  • Simon Nash, Green Oil UK Ltd

VEGAN - Sponsored by Tideford Organics

  • Aph Ko, Black Vegans Rock
  • Rob Trounce, Loving Hut on The Level
  • Vegan Festival UK (team)