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Middlesex sponsor CIEH Environmental Health Hero award

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s first ever Environmental Hero Award will be sponsored by Middlesex University

Middlesex University is to sponsor the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s (CIEH) inaugural Environmental Hero Award.

The award has been introduced to celebrate the work of people who have actively championed cleaner, healthier and safer environments and lifestyles.

It will be presented at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Annual Conference in Nottingham on 27 and 28 September.

“We’re delighted to partner with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on the Environmental Hero Award and look forward to seeing many nominations for individuals who actively champion cleaner, healthier and safer environments and lifestyles,” said Dr Celia Bell, Head of Department of Natural Sciences at Middlesex.

“Middlesex University is one of the UK’s foremost providers of environmental health education so it seems very apt for us to support this new award which recognises expert practitioners.” – Dr Celia Bell, Head of Natural Sciences

“Students at Middlesex work in specialist teaching facilities to conduct research into a wide variety of areas such as listeria in food, the effects of heavy smoking, skin lightening, water pollution and the attitudes of people living in high-rise buildings towards recycling.”

The award winner will take home Marks & Spencer vouchers worth £500, a medal, the chance to feature in EHN and other CIEH publications, as well as a fully-hosted VIP place at the two-day conference.

Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive of the CIEH, said: “There are so many environmental health heroes walking amongst us but hardly anyone hears about their vital and important work.

“These awards are being launched at the Annual Conference to reverse this very trend and drive home the message that the work of environmental health professionals helps keep businesses, communities and people healthier and safer.”

Entry for the award is free and individuals being put forward will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Made a significant improvement to health or wellbeing, or helped to reduce health inequality in their community, regionally or nationally.
  • Caused the termination of a significant nuisance or threat to health or the environment.
  • Overcame an obstacle or achieved a ‘hard to reach’ position resulting in a positive outcome in environmental health.

If you think you have what it takes to be an Environmental Health Hero, the person nominating you will need to provide written evidence of no more than 200 words, including your name and contact details.

The deadline date for entries is 14 August 2016 and entries should be emailed to CIEH.

For more information on the Environmental Hero Award visit the CIEH website.

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