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The panel was particularly impressed with the steps taken by Lothian Buses to improve air quality in Edinburgh through investment in its fleet. "A real commitment to having an impact on public health as well as the environment," commented one of the panel members.
The reach of FirstGroup's environmental staff campaign 'Small Changes, Big Difference' was also highly rated by the panel.
Tarmac's continuing investment to improve the sustainability of both its products and its sites in Scotland was also seen as worthy of recognition by the panel.
Sarah Findlay's achievements and her ability to enthuse others at Starter Packs Glasgow also highly impressed the panel. The initiative sources household items to distribute to people looking to move into flats or houses after a period of homelessness. Each year hundreds of tonnes of reusable items are saved from waste and diverted to provide households with the items they need.
The panel was also impressed by the evidence that Elan Hair Design's significant investment in reducing its carbon footprint had been rewarded with a tangible boost to its business in terms of customer numbers and turnover.
The success of a grassroots campaign against a new coal fired power station at Hunterston also saw Tim Cowen and Maggie Kelly, co chairs of Community Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston praised by the panel.
60 per cent below the carbon footprint for food usage than a typical UK consumer.
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The wide ranging efforts made by Big Sky Print to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities was also highly praised by the panel.
"It is often harder to do things like this in a secondary school so what they have done so far is all the more impressive," said one of the judges.
The community engagement displayed by Nestle's Girvan site in developing seven acres of unused grassland around the factory into an educational biodiversity site was described as "very impressive".
"This is a such a comprehensive initiative and they have clearly thought through just what can be achieved," commented one of the panel members of Moffat CAN.
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The panel also highlighted the achievements of Knightswood Secondary School in Glasgow in both raising awareness of environmental issues and making tangible improvements.
"The way they engage with their staff and encourage them to be involved in environmental issues is particularly impressive," commented one of the judges of the business, which has a strict sustainable sourcing policy in place.
Winner: Kelvindale Primary School"A model of how an eco school should be," commented one panel member of the winning Glasgow primary.
The panel was also impressed by the work by Castlemilk Community Woodlands to regenerate an underused area to provide opportunities for social, economic and environmental improvements.
The judges felt environmental activities were now embedded in the life of the school and they were impressed with the wide range of initiatives under way, from waste minimisation to planting wildlife barrels to encourage butterflies to the school grounds.
The panel also praised the work of the Friends of Possilpark Greenspace in improving the local environment in an area which has suffered many years of neglect.
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Over the past 12 months the community owned company and charity has opened a furniture reuse centre in Annan, expanded its business waste collection service, developed a bike hire scheme and established Scotland's first aquaponics greenhouse.
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"A real success in changing behaviours to benefit the environment," commented the panel of Fife Diet.
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The judging panel felt The Bay Fish Chips in Stonehaven exemplified how a small business can make an important contribution to sustainability.
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Despite being run entirely by volunteers Freegle, which now has almost 100,000 members encouraging the reuse of unwanted items, was seen as having a major impact.
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