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Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced
09/ 10/ 2008

Green Awards 2008 Shortlists AnnouncedOrganisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November. The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year's shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expression and sustainability rationale.

09th October 2008 London - Organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November.
The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year’s shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expression and sustainability rationale.
This year Baroness Peta Buscombe, Chief Executive of the Advertising Association boldly followed in the footsteps of UNEP and DEFRA as chair with an esteemed panel of judges including Nick Gammage, Director of Communications at WRAP, Marc Sands, Marketing Director from the Guardian and Philip Sellwood, CEO of The Energy Saving Trust to name but a few.
As may be expected, the hot topic throughout was whether companies could be accused of ‘Greenwash’ or were in fact truly living their values by providing both qualitative and quantitative evidence of the positive sustainable impact of their campaigns.
The spread of entries included submissions in two new categories, Best Green International Campaign and Best Green Campaigner. According to Green Awards™  producer Iain Patton “one of the greatest challenges in the future will be to bring about change in the values and behaviours of individuals regarding the environment through effective communication.”
For details of the shortlists and to see which companies are setting the benchmark in green communications visit www.greenawards.co.uk or call the Green Awards™  team on 0207 6085 220 to book tickets for the awards ceremony at the Brewery on the 12th November.
Editor's Notes:

View the full list of Green Awards 2008 shortlisted entries.
The Judging Panel


Further Resources
2008 Green Awards Ceremony
UNEP - Green Awards website