Aberdeen EcoCity Awards

The EcoCity Awards recognise and reward local people for their efforts to make Aberdeen a more sustainable city. Our Environmental Policy Team work in partnership with the Environmental Services Team, Energy Team, Transport Team and the Recycling Team on the EcoCity Awards and invite submissions from individuals, community groups, schools, businesses, charities and other organisations.

Applications for 2018 are now open for the following award categories:

  • Growing Smarter (Individual) EcoCity Award
  • Growing Smarter (Organisation) EcoCity Award
  • Growing Smarter (Junior) EcoCity Award
  • Clean-up Champion (Individual) EcoCity Award
  • Cean-up Champion (Organisation) EcoCity Award
  • Fairtrade EcoCity Award
  • Sustainable Travel EcoCity Award
  • Waste and Recycling Champion EcoCity Award
  • Waste and Recycling (Business) Ecocity Award
  • Energy Efficiency EcoCity Award
  • Sustainable Food (Organisation) EcoCity Award

Applications close at midnight on Friday 31 August 2018.


Fairtrade EcoCity Award

Winner: Bridge of Don Academy

For the individual, organisation or school which has most successfully demonstrated a commitment to Fairtrade and contributed to keeping Aberdeen a Fairtrade City.

Energy Efficiency EcoCity Award

Winner: Aberdeen Multicultural Centre

For the individual, organisation or school which has most successfully demonstrated a commitment to promoting or facilitating energy efficiency measures within a domestic or non-domestic building.

Waste and Recycling Champion EcoCity Award

Winner: Glashieburn School

For the individual, organisation or school in Aberdeen which has most successfully demonstrated a commitment to promoting or facilitating sustainable waste management including waste reduction, reuse or recycling.

Waste and Recycling Business EcoCity Award

Winner: FareShare Grampian

For a commercial organisation that can demonstrate that it has taken significant steps to either reduce, reuse and recycle its own waste and/or has taken steps to encourage its customers and/or suppliers to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Clean-up Champion Individual EcoCity Award

Winner: Charles Thomson

Recognising the efforts of individuals making Aberdeen a more beautiful place by picking-up litter.

Clean-up Champion Organisation Eco-City Award

Winner: University of Aberdeen Marine Society

Recognising the efforts of organisations making Aberdeen a more beautiful place by picking-up litter.

Growing Smarter Individual EcoCity Award

Winner: Annie McIntosh

For the individual who has most successfully promoted, or contributed to, enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life in Aberdeen.

Growing Smarter Organisation EcoCity Award

Winner: The Allotment Market Stall

For the organisation which has most successfully promoted, or contributed to, enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life in Aberdeen.

Growing Smarter Junior EcoCity Award

Joint Winners :  Hanover Street Primary and Hazlehead Primary School

For the school (or group of school-aged children) that has most successfully promoted, or contributed to, enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life in Aberdeen.

Judges Award

Winner: The Powis Gardening Possie

For the best new-comer or innovative entry as awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Overall EcoCity Award

Winner : Hanover Street Primary

For the most inspiring entry helping Aberdeen to become a more sustainable city.

Fairtrade EcoCity Award

Winner: Books and Beans

For the individual, organisation or school which has most successfully demonstrated a commitment to Fairtrade and contributed to keeping Aberdeen a Fairtrade City.

Sustainable Travel EcoCity Award

Winner: Middleton Park School

For the individual, organisation or school which has most successfully demonstrated a commitment to promoting and facilitating sustainable travel (walking, cycling, car-share, public-transport etc) in Aberdeen.

Waste Reduction EcoCity Award

Winner: TechKnow Project

For the individual, organisation or school which has most successfully demonstrated a commitment to promoting or facilitating waste reduction measures (upcycling, recycling, waste prevention) in Aberdeen.

Clean-up Champion Eco-City Award

(Two winners):  Heather Lyon and the Powis Residents Group

Recognising the efforts of individuals or organisations making Aberdeen a more beautiful place by picking-up litter.

Growing Smarter EcoCity Individual Award

Winner: Sinclair Laing

For the individual who has most successfully promoted or contributed to enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life in Aberdeen.

Growing Smarter EcoCity Organisation Award

Winner: Donside Community Association

For the organisation which has most successfully promoted or contributed to enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life in Aberdeen.

Growing Smarter EcoCity Junior Award

Winner:  Hanover Street Primary

For the school (or group of school-aged children) which has most successfully promoted or contributed to enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life in Aberdeen.

Judges Award

Winner: Powis Residents Group

For the best new-comer or innovative entry as awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Overall EcoCity Award

Winner : The Donside Hydro Project

For the most inspiring entry helping Aberdeen to become a more sustainable city. 

Eco Learning Award

Recognising the quality of the environmental education provided to pupils, students and/or staff.

  • Winner: Hanover Street School

  • Runner Up: Northfield Academy Food Waste Transition Project

Community Award

Recognising community groups, charities or the voluntary sector making a difference to the local environment.

  • Winner: Brighter Bucksburn

  • Runner up: Slopefield Allotments

Junior In Bloom Award

Recognising schools and groups working with children to design and enhance their green space.

  • Winner: Riverbank in Bloom

  • Runner Up: Fishies Playgroup Play Escape

Community 'Growing Smarter' Award

Recognising an inspired green project idea.

  • Winner: Greenfingers, Aberdeen Foyer

  • Runner Up: Community Garden Victoria Park

Clean Up Aberdeen Champion Award

Recognising the work of individuals/ groups to remove litter and clean up areas of the city.

  • Winner: Heb Nicoll

  • Winner: Marine Laboratory Staff

Community Champion Award

Recognising the work of an individual who drives and inspires change and improvement to their local space and community.

  • Winner: Pat Lawrence, Cummings Park Community Flat

  • Winner: Everest Akumonye, Fishies Playgroup Play Escape


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