Transition Network’s Rob Hopkins was the proud winner of a People Environment and Achievement (PEA) Award at the awards event on London’s South Bank last week. He was one of three winners in the Campaigner of the Year category, alongside:
Cat Fletcher – I Love Freegle – Resource Goddess
Ajay Gupta – National Environmental Science Academy
The PEA Awards describe themselves thus:
“The PEA (People Environment & Achievement) Awards, now in it’s fourth year, reflects a desire to recognise inspirational people who are making a difference to the green agenda and acknowledge their crucial contributions”.
Awards were given out in 17 categories and featured some of the leading innovators and creative people and organisations in the world of sustainability. The panel of judges was chaired by Dr David Viner, climate change lead at Mott Macdonald. It also included Jo Wood, television personality and lifestyle guru; Rebecca Hill, International Marketing Director at National Geographic Magazine; Oliver Heath, TV presenter and eco-architect guru; Martin Wright, Director of Forum for the Future; Katie Hill, Editor of PQ Magazine and MyGreenPod.com, plus Jarvis Smith, founder of the PEA and PEA Business Awards.
The evening was compered by Oliver Heath, and this year’s theme was “Unity”. Rob said:
“It was a huge honour to recieve this award on behalf of everyone around the world doing Transition. It is phenomenal every day to hear stories of what people are doing in very different cultures, settings and communities around the world, as they roll up their sleeves and start building the future we so urgently need to see. They are showing that a movement built on humour, creativity and on bringing people together can lead to real change. This award is for every one of them”.