City College Peterborough are national winners of the Green Apple Awards and are currently featured in The Green Book Volume 22.
The Green Apple Awards, launched in 1994 by the Green Organisation is an annual international campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world with the ceremony being held in the House of Commons, London in November 2016.
City College Peterborough has a dedicated ‘Green Group’ that works together to improve its impact upon the environment and has taken part in various environmental projects. These have ranged from the installation of roof solar panels for both campuses, a free course on how to sew bags and homeware gifts from reclaimed coffee sacks and the kindling recycling project which saw people with learning and physical disabilities work together to break up old wooden pallets and donate them to local companies which are then sold as kindling.
The Community Meet & Eat initiative, a social dining enterprise takes perfectly usable food items from manufacturing sources that would normally be thrown away or destroyed due to oversupply, imperfections or reduced demand. Products used are in date, fit for consumption and perfectly safe to use with the idea that these products are used for the benefit of social dining rather than being discarded.
The concept of the Community Meet & Eat provides an affordable opportunity to the lesser privileged to have a wholesome meal regardless of the ability to pay and the opportunity to meet in a social environment and aids in combatting food poverty and social isolation
All the papers published in this Work of Reference are winners of national and international Green Apple Awards. The Green Apple campaign has been organised every year since 1994 – recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental endeavours and initiatives at all levels. By publicising these examples of environmental best practice, we hope that others will learn from our winners’ experience and follow their lead to benefit themselves and the environment for generations to come. All of the companies and local authorities contributing to this publication will be pleased to provide additional information about any of their enterprises.