This week the 8th and annual Observer Ethical Awards were held to celebrate environmental, social and ethical activists and pioneers. The nominees and winners include the people, organisations and campaigners making a difference and doing something that stands out in the way of ethical thinking.
Taken from The Observer’s site (and in association with Ecover), here are the winners of this year’s awards – while I haven’t described what each winner is all about, I’ve included links to relevant sites so you can check out more info if you wish…
International Campaigner of the Year – Afghanistan student Malala Yousafzai
Well Dressed – Rosalind Jana blogger of Clothes, Cameras and Coffee
Lifetime Achievement Award – Comedian and founder of Comic Releif Lenny Henry
Big Idea – Loowatt
Travel – Unseen Tours (this is my personal favourite! Walking tours of London led by homeless/formerly homeless people who receive a majority share of the income)
Ecover Young Green Champions – students at Queen Elizabeth II High School
Unsung Local Hero – Francis McCrickard
Retailer of the Year – Organic food delivery service Riverford Farms
Arts and Culture – film, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Products and Services – medical supplies ColaLife
Business Initiative – Virgin Atlantic for developing an alternative fuel source for aviation
Read more on The Observer’s dedicated Ethical Awards page.