Nicola Peel Wins Campaigner of the Year at the PEA Awards

Permaculture Magazine
Wednesday, 27th November 2013

Rainforest activist, Nicola Peel from The Eyes of Gaia, wins Campaigner of the Year for her work in the Amazon.

Last night The PEA (People and Environment Achievement) Awards recognised people and companies from across Britain who are making a difference to the green agenda.

With a variety of categories from Campaigner of the Year, the Best Environmental Film of the Year, to the Best Earth Saving Idea, the evening was filled with hard working environmentalists and advocates of sustainability from all sectors.

A huge congratulations to the inspirational Nicola Peel, who won Campaigner of the Year for her work in the Amazon, as Eyes of Gaia. Nicola works with local communities to clean up oil-polluted land with mycoremediation, harvest rainwater for drinking water where the water has been polluted by petrochemicals, and helps them to build structures out of waste materials like plastic bottles. These buildings become community hubs and small enterprises, creating some economic improvements to desparately poor villages. Nicola is also a rainforest activist, campaigning for the preservation of Yasuni and made the film, Blood of the Amazon, about the petrochemical industry's exploitation of the region.

Our team here at Permaculture magazine were amongst the 10 finalists for the PEAple's Favourite Award, where the public voted for their favoutite Small to Medium-size Ethical company. Permaculture magazine polled considerably more votes than all our competitors in the open public last round of voting. Congratulations also to Indica who also received a huge amount of public votes. The company that won was Daisy Green Magazine, an online consumer magazine in NE England. We want to thank everyone for voting for us and making us feel like winners, we really appreciate it.

We also want to thank Patagonia, the ethical outdoor clothing retailer, for hosting the event and the Food From Waste who served a delicious curry gleaned from unwanted food that was about to be destroyed from supermarkets and restaurants around the Covent Garden area.

If you are one of the companies that was nominated for an award please contact us. We would love to tell your story.

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