My Night At The Observer Ethical Awards 2014

On Wednesday the 11th June I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Observer Ethical Awards in London to celebrate all things ethical. I was extremely nervous before I left home but once I got there I had a fantastic time and met some very interesting people and it was a great experience to have the chance in supporting all the winners that have done so much help us be more ethical in our lives.

Venue –  One Marylebone (photo by  Alicia Canter/The Observer)

Not only did I get to mingle with the winners and lots of VIP guests I also had the chance to catch up with friends that I had made on Twitter and meet some of them for the first time face to face, catching up on everyones on going challenges from zero use plastic too recycling food waste.

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Zoe, Myself and Jen  (photo taken by Karen)


My Self and Karen

Zoe – Eco Thrifty Living

Jen – Make Do And Mend Year

Karen – The Rubbish Diet 

The dress code to the Ethical awards was ethical fashion which sent me into a bit a fiz and after raiding lots of charity shops and finding nothing I decided to recycle a dress I had worn to a friends wedding. But I was put to shame for the lack of effort I had put into my out fit by the wonderful Zoe who created a fantastic dress out of recycled denim skirt, jeans and her childs dungarees.  Zoe looked absolutely fabulous and it just shows with a little bit of creativity you can create any outfit from recycled old clothes.


Zoe and her fantastic handmade dress 

Ok so less about us what we all really want to know is who were the Vips and who won what award?


(photo by  Alicia Canter/The Observer)

Anita Dobson, Colin Firth, Rick Edwards, Baroness Lola Young, Bianca Jagger

The Winners of The Observer Ethical Awards 2014  Are;

  • Community energy project award sponsored by National Grid – Lancaster Cohousing, a project which aims to create an intergenerational cohousing community based on passive house principles.
  • Ecover Young Green Champions sponsored by Ecover – Mama Margaret’s, A project that teams students in Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton with women from the Dagoretti slum in Nairobi to make and sell a range of hand-made, craft items to support the families in the slum
  •  Travel sponsored by Virgin Holidays – Myths and Mountains and READ Global – An experiential tour operator that aims to make rural communities viable living and learning places for local villagers across Bhutan, India and Nepal
  •  Sustainable fashion sponsored by Eco Age and Econyl– Beyond Skin, Cruelty-free shoes that use alternatives to leather
  •  The Great Energy Race in association with B&Q – Tom Yearley, University Energy Officer living in Reading
  •  Best in business – LUSH, A company that makes and retails fresh handmade beauty products using natural ingredients.
  • Arts and culture -Mat Fraser: Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disabilities was kept in a box – a performance based piece to highlight how disabled people are portrayed in museums
  • Campaigner of the year – Brian May CBE , An animal rights campaigner and founder of Save-Me and Team Badger
  •  Retailer of the year – Riverford – A vegbox company founded by Guy Watson, which supports small scale family farms and minimises its own carbon footprint from its base in South Devon
  • Local hero – Anne Power, A supporter of anti-fracking protests and protesters in Barton Moss
  • Lifetime Achievement – Peter Wilcox, Greenpeace activist. Captain of the Rainbow Warrior, blown up by French agents in 1985 through to the present day, as captain of the Arctic Sunrise.

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winners 2

(photo by  Alicia Canter/The Observer)

Congratulations to all the winners from all of us.



5 responses to “My Night At The Observer Ethical Awards 2014

    • Annie I never thought I would experience and award ceremony just watch them on the TV. I will remember this experience for a very long time and then to be given the opportunity to meet up face to face with some friends I have made on twitter just made the experience even more special.

  1. It was really great to meet you at the awards – you didn’t seem nervous at all 🙂 Thank you so much for writing such lovely things about my dress! Hopefully we will meet up again some time!

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