Rapping camel wins water saving award

The UK Water Efficiency Awards ceremony has just been held at the House of Lords where 23 deserving projects were recognised for their efforts to help save water.

The awards, created by Waterwise and the Environment Agency, coincided with the Environment Agency’s Greener Business initiative which recognises the green businesses which are helping to drive green growth, despite tough economic times.

The awards took place in The Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the House of Lords with the 23 recipients ranging from the creative to the practical, demonstrating the variety of ways in which organisations are cutting water consumption.

The Environment Agency’s Chairman’s Award went to ‘Save Water Swindon’. The collaborative project, involving Thames Water, WWF and Waterwise, is on course to achieve its ambitious goal of reducing water consumption in Swindon by one million litres a day by 2014! The town has already reduced overall use by more than 560,000 litres a day.

A rapping camel also won an award. Gabi the Camel, an animated animal on Nickelodeon UK, raps to the kids about the need to save water.

The chairman of the Environment Agency, Lord Chris Smith, said: “The recent drought has brought the need for water efficiency into sharp focus.

"What can be achieved is highlighted by this year’s winners – all of whom should be praised for not only saving water but also putting themselves a step ahead of their competitors, saving money and preparing for the future.”

Jacob Tompkins, Waterwise’s managing director, said: “We’ve been impressed by the calibre of all the entries this year; it’s been truly inspiring to see all the great work on water efficiency that’s being done all across the UK.”

It’s nice that they both said that. But here at BigGreenSmile, we’d have liked it just that little bit more if they’d rapped.  Maybe next year.

[Image: Koshyk]

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