The David Green Award 2016

The winner of the 2016 Award is Sandra Sassow of SEaB 

Why are we making this annual award?

  • To honour the memory of David Green. A founder member of Future Solent (now Future South) and committed champion and inspirational leader for a low carbon economy.
  • To recognise activity that contributes to the advancement of David’s vision and reflects his passions and principles.
  • To reward those businesses/individuals or community groups that continue to innovate toward a low carbon economy.

Why enter?

Winners will be recognised by the Future South Partnership as making a positive contribution to a Low Carbon Economy; and to our aims and objectives. They will be presented with a unique award at our annual conference. The achievement will be widely advertised through Future South’s area and with its partners.

Eligibility and judging criteria for nominations:

  • Nominated activity takes place within Future South’s operational area of Hampshire and the IOW
  • An SME, individual or community group
  • Activity reflects a passion and commitment commensurate with David Green’s goals and aspirations for a low carbon economy
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the low carbon economy through economic growth and/or enterprise

Judging Panel: Future South Board

Deadline for nominations: Has ended. The winner was announced at our Future South Annual conference on 4 November 2016.

David Green (1961-2013) was an entrepreneur, charity fundraiser and all round mover-and-shaker, who believed absolutely in a vision to create a better future – an Eco-Island.  At the heart of his vision was the plan to power Isle of Wight homes and businesses on 100% renewable energy as a model for the world. To prove it was possible to deliver energy independence and a low carbon economy by 2020, through a combination of solar, small wind, geothermal, tidal and waste-to-energy sources.

David was a man of phenomenal energy, charm and ability. Of course he stepped on toes and had detractors, as anyone who isn’t content with the status quo will inevitably find. But he was a unique individual who lived by his principles and ideals. As a founding member of Future Solent (which has become Future South), we often remember him at board meetings, and continue to strive to achieve some of what he envisioned.

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