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South Pennines Park Awards: Sustainable Business Winner

An innovative West Yorkshire business was our Sustainable Business Champion at the South Pennines Park Awards.

Sustainability and climate consciousness is at the heart of what Sand In Your Eye do as a company, whatever they create – from sand and ice sculptures to huge drawings on beaches to land art.

The company has been carbon zero for the past two years – and is now aiming to reduce their carbon footprint even further.

The work it does has low environmental impact – its sand drawings on beaches are washed away by the tide, its field paintings fade in the Pennine rain, its ice sculptures melt and its pumpkins become animal food and compost.

Two thirds of its fleet of vehicles are electric, its studio is 100% solar powered, and it buys carbon credits.

Jamie Wardley from Sand In Your Eye, collected the award. He said: “We really appreciate the award – and we were a bit shocked when we were named the winner. There were so many really strong businesses in all the categories – which is really encouraging.

“It feels great to receive this award. It’s recognition for the changes that we have been making. We want to encourage other private employers to be more sustainable and this award may inspire others to. Making the choices has been challenging – but we have to remember who why we are doing it.”