Arriva Merseyside has won the silver Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice. The award, part of the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest firms, councils and communities, is shared with St Johns and Clayton Square Shopping Centres and City Central Businesses for their joint Big Go & Grow campaign. The campaign gave every school on Merseyside the opportunity to nominate themselves to receive gardening equipment, seeds and advice to grow their own produce.
The campaign culminated in a mini farmers’ market event organised by City Central BID. This gave children from the shortlisted schools the chance to sell the produce they had grown and raise more than £1,100 for school funds.
Arriva NW marketing and communications manager Debra Heaton said: “To receive a Green Apple Award for the Big Go & Grow project is a huge honour. The project was all about helping children think about ways they can help the environment. All of us at Arriva were proud to be involved.”