Tributes were paid to Mick (left) and Jeff (right), beloved members of the anti-incineration community.

On Saturday 3rd June 2017 the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) received an Earthmovers Award for Outstanding Community Campaign from Friends of the Earth (FoE) at Basecamp, which is FoE’s annual environmental festival .

Accepting the award, UKWIN National Coordinator Shlomo Dowen said: “Over the past decade UKWIN has been blessed with hundreds of dedicated, passionate and conscientious volunteers, who have made a real difference in their communities. I dedicate this award to all of UKWIN’s worthy volunteers, and pay special tribute to two of them.”

Shlomo spoke of Mick Bee’s sense of humour and Jeff Meehan’s extraordinary determination, noting that the culture of mutual support and camaraderie that they embodied, and that so many fellow anti-incineration campaigners continue to exhibit, has helped make UKWIN such a successful and formidable campaign network.

At Basecamp UKWIN was involved in workshops on the barriers that incineration pose to recycling and the circular economy, on opportunities for local Zero Waste campaigning, and on the great work being done around the country to tackle food waste.

Those interested in joining UKWIN network can do so via ukwin.org.uk/join and those interested in helping fund the cause can do so via ukwin.org.uk/donate

Photograph of Shlomo accepting UKWIN's award.

Shlomo (centre) accepting UKWIN’s Friends of the Earth Earthmovers 2017 award at Basecamp.

Shlomo with UKWIN’s Earthmovers 2017 award certificate.

Infographic shown at the awards ceremony highlighting the importance of funding UKWIN.

One Response to “UKWIN given Earthmovers award”

  1. Way to go Shlomo!

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