Unfortunately, as lovely and various as our nature is, it is usually extremely fragile. We are at a pivotal second in historical past with the nature and local weather emergency inflicting a dangerous imbalance for the atmosphere. Our wild habitats not solely present a house for some wonderful species, additionally they have huge potential for locking in carbon from the environment and offering an answer to a few of the points attributable to local weather change. It has by no means been extra very important to guard our nature.
Together, we are able to obtain this. Businesses, communities, people, and partnerships are standing up for Scotland’s nature and guaranteeing it has house to thrive and develop. The Nature of Scotland Awards rejoice these efforts yearly, highlighting the exceptional dedication and vitality that goes into defending Scotland’s wildlife and habitats. Organised by RSPB Scotland and co-sponsored by NatureScot, the awards recognise the absolute best in Scottish nature conservation.
Environmental, social and governance standards have gotten of accelerating significance to corporations, with buyers, purchasers and clients seeing that moral affect and sustainability of the enterprise go hand in hand. The refreshed Business for Nature Award recognises that companies do have a important position to play in combating the nature and local weather emergency, and celebrates companies which grasp the alternative with each fingers. We wish to hear from companies in all sectors and of all sizes, from small companies utilizing their data of native wildlife to the sector leaders making actual modifications for nature.
2021’s Awards noticed Scotia Seeds taking the trophy for the Business Award, after being shortlisted from amongst some actually unimaginable entries. Believing in biodiversity from the roots up, Scotia Seeds are pioneering producers of wildflower seeds which have been used to create areas for nature all over Scotland and past. Supporting wild animal and plant communities has been at the core of their enterprise from the very starting.
Fiona Guest, co-proprietor and director of Scotia Seeds mentioned on receipt of the Award, “For over two decades Scotia Seeds has continued to grow as a successful, sustainable rural business with biodiversity at its heart. Recognition of a small but mighty, conservation led business like Scotia Seeds by champions of the natural world like RSPB Scotland and NatureScot is a huge honour.”
At practically 25 years previous, Scotia Seeds is a small however mighty sustainable enterprise from each an environmental and business perspective, exhibiting that environmental sustainability and business progress complement one another to kind a profitable and prodigious enterprise mannequin.
Entries for 2022 are actually open. If you understand a person, neighborhood group, enterprise or organisation who’ve made a constructive distinction to Scotland’s nature, go to rspb.org.uk/natureofscotland to inform us about it and discover out how one can apply, or comply with our Twitter web page @NatureofScot.
Seonaid Mason, Senior Development Officer, RSPB Scotland