The LUSH Spring Prize 2017: £200,000 fund for organisations working to revive damaged social and natural environments

Are you or an organisation you’re involved with, trying to work in harmony with nature to revive damaged social and natural environments? Could your work benefit from some extra money or support? Do you want to share what you are doing with similar organisations around the world?

If so, check out handmade beauty brand, LUSH Cosmetic’s new £200,000 prize fund, The LUSH Spring Fund, which aims to help projects around the world that are working towards environmental and social regeneration.

There are 11 awards across four different prize categories: from the Ideas stage, through to Young and Established organisations, and for Campaigning.

The prize fund, which is a joint initiative between LUSH Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer, aims to celebrate projects around the world that are increasing the capacity of communities and societies to thrive in harmony with nature and each other.

LUSH say: “The word ‘sustainable’ has been used a lot over the last 20 years to describe situations which prolong ‘business as usual’ and maintain inequalities.

“We now need to move livelihoods and economies beyond the sustainable if we are to revive damaged environments and communities. We need to move towards environmental and social regeneration.

“Communities all over the world have developed ways to live in harmony with nature and each other: generating renewable resources, restoring ecosystem functions, and supporting solidarity, community cohesion and resilience.

“The LUSH Spring Prize aims to highlight inspiring examples and support organisations that are moving livelihoods and economies beyond the sustainable, to revive damaged environments by putting back more than what’s taken out.”

Find out more about The Lush Spring Prize here. Nominations for 2017 are open until February 28th.

Picture: Steph Newton

Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com



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