Green Media Winners
The winners at the British Environment and Media Awards included some familiar faces and some interesting newcomers. The Guardian newspaper was named paper of the year, and it does deserve the award; their coverage of the environment has been comprehensive and reasonable, as opposed to the scaremongering of other papers in the UK. The Sunday Times magazine and BBC Radio won, as did the successful campaigner against plastic bags in the town of Modbury. The students' People and Planet was also a winner with its campaign to end world poverty and save the environment and human rights.
But our favourite has to be the Surfers Against Sewage. These indomitable and tough surfers (pictured by the cold British waters) have run a stylish and clever campaign for clean and safe recreational water, free from "sewage effluents, toxic chemicals, nuclear waste and marine litter". They have protested at plastics industry meetings, ferry boat ports, and sewage treatment plants. They even protested at the awards ceremony, presenting one of the sponsors with a gold toilet brush for "showing a disregard to the health of the marine environment". :: British Environment and Media Awards Via :: Hippyshopper