A new awards scheme has been launched with the aim of finding and recognising the best energy savers in North Lancashire.
The LESS Energy Awards 2013 promotes sustainable living, in partnership with Lancaster University.
It is being sponsored by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The winners will be households and organisations that are judged to have done the most to reduce their energy bills over the last two years. Entrants may have installed efficiency measures such as insulation, generated their own renewable energy, or changed their behaviour in order to reduce their energy use.
The winners will also be caught on camera in a series of short films that it is hoped will inspire local people to follow their example and save more energy themselves.
The average household fuel bill has risen by £300 in just 3 years, and experts are predicting further price rises this winter, so it’s never been more important to be energy aware.
Kevin Frea, Director of Energy at LESS, said “We want to showcase the people who have done the most to save money and help the environment at the same time.
“With energy bills getting more expensive every year, we hope that these awards and the films we produce will give local people practical ideas on how to take action themselves.”
Nominations are open until 5pm on October 14 and the awards event itself will be held in late November.
For details on how to nominate a household or an organisation in North Lancashire for a LESS Energy Award please go to www.lessenergy.org.uk or call 01524 66100.