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Greenpower and Siemens announce Sustainability Award

4 June 2021

Author: The Greenpower Team

Introducing the Siemens Sustainability Award: win a trip to SEA LIFE! 

We are pleased to launch a brand-new Greenpower award sponsored by our National Partner Siemens. There is an incredibly exciting prize to be won: kindly donated by Sea Life, 15 students and up to four supervising adults can visit a centre of their choice to learn more about sustainability in oceans! 

In this new challenge, you will be tasked with using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to inspire ways in which you can make your Greenpower Project more sustainable. You can choose any element of your project, or use your whole project as a whole. 

From the build of your car, to the power supply, event days and marketing, our judges are looking to see how you use your chosen SDG to inspire more sustainable practices within your Greenpower project.  

The selected UN SDGs are: 

  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 
  • Goal 9: Innovation, Industry and Infrastructure 
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production 
  • Goal 13: Climate Action 

Entries close on 27th of September with the winners and highly commended entries announced at the International Finals on 10th October. 

Full terms and conditions can be found below – but most importantly, we hope you have fun! For more information about the Siemens Sustainability Award and its judging criteria, please download our brochure HERE

Paul van Veggel, CEO of Greenpower Education Trust, said: “We’re excited to launch this brand-new award to our Greenpower participants, kindly sponsored by our long-term partner Siemens and with an exciting prize donated by Merlin Entertainments. The Greenpower challenge is a journey of discovery into the expansive world of STEM, and the Siemens Sustainability Award will further enhance this by asking our participants to consider and develop sustainable practices while realising the power of their own influence. We’d like to thank Siemens and Merlin Entertainments for their support with this award, and wish the entrants the best of luck!”

Olivia Whitlam, Head Of Sustainability, Siemens PLC, said: “Practicing sustainability is in the interest of not just our own generation, but future generations too. At Siemens, we have incorporated the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into our own organisation as part of our strategy for long-term growth and profitability, and now we are tasking Greenpower participants to find ways in which they can bring change into their own projects. We all know we have to take action to protect our planet, and Greenpower can inspire young people to fall in love with engineering, and how it can provide solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.”

Joanne Channon, Senior Education Manager, Merlin Entertainments Attractions, said: “We are proud to support this brilliant initiative. The Siemens Sustainability Award will help young people to consider the ways in which they can introduce more sustainability into their own lives. It is incredibly important to instil this mindset at an early age, and for us all to realise the impact the simplest of changes can have on our lives and our environment. We hope the winning entry enjoys the visit to a SEA LIFE centre of their choosing, where they will discover ways in which sustainability in oceans is being nurtured.”

Terms and conditions 

  1. By entering the competition you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you will mean that your entry will not be valid, and you will not be allowed to enter this competition. 

  1. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 11-16 years old. Entrants under the age of 18 should have their entry submitted on their behalf by their Greenpower team leader. 

  1. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. 

  1. By entering this competition you are agreeing that your name and entry may be a) used for the purpose of announcing the winner if you win and/or distributed to individuals who request details of the winner and/or b) in any related publicity by Greenpower Education Trust, Siemens PLC and Merlin Entertainments plc, without additional payment or permission. 

  1. The winners of the competition will be decided by a jury of representatives from Greenpower Education Trust and Siemens PLC. The winner will be notified by email no later than 10th October 2021. If we do not hear from the winner within 28 days of notification we reserve the right to select a different winner. 

  1. The decision by Greenpower Education Trust and Siemens PLC as to who has won the competition is final. 

  1. One winning team of the Greenpower Sustainability Award will be offered the prize to dive deep at a chosen UK SEA LIFE Aquarium www.visitsealife.com 

  2. The chosen awarded group will be offered up to 15 student admission tickets and 4 teacher/adult tickets free of charge. Any pupils or teachers in addition to this sum will need to pay the attractions school fee through the normal school booking procedure. Under 16s will be required to visit with an adult over 18. 

  3. The visit must be redeemed in term time on a weekday in the attractions opening hours and before Friday 22nd July 2022.  

  4. The date of visit must be mutually agreed in advance of the visit between a lead contact (over 18) of the winning group and a Greenpower representative. The lead contact will need to advise the Greenpower Education Trust of their intended visit date at least 30 working days in advance of the date so that the complimentary tickets can be arranged. This can be done by emailing Olivia@greenpower.co.uk .  

  5.  The attractions have the right to approve or disapprove the selected date at its absolute discretion. The tickets must be redeemed on the same day at the same time.  

  6. Travel to and from the attraction will be covered by Siemens PLC and reimbursed by Greenpower Education Trust on receipt of valid invoices no later than 60 days after the trip date. All travel to and from these attractions is the sole responsibility of the awarded group.  

  7. Please check the relevant attraction website for updated opening times, attraction details, and Terms and Conditions before your visit.  

  8. The prize can only be used as stipulated and cannot be exchanged for cash or used in any other way. Sale or transferral of the prize is prohibited. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or ticket. 
  9. The promoter is Greenpower Education Trust (charity registered in England and Wales no. 1133536 and in Scotland no SC046969) whose registered address is The Greenpower Centre, Arundel Road, Fontwell, West Sussex, BN18 0SD. 

  1. Members of the winning group who are under 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian over 18 to participate and accept this prize.  

  1. Under no circumstances will Greenpower Education Trust be responsible for any loss or damages arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or prize. 

  1. Any dispute relating to the competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. 

  1. Any personal information you give us will be used solely for this competition and will not be passed on to any other parties without your agreement. Greenpower Education Trust’s privacy policy can be found at: www.greenpower.co.uk/privacy-policy. Merlin Entertainments plc will use the personal data of a lead contact for the winning group to arrange the date of visit. For more information on how we use your personal date, please visit our privacy notice at www.merlinsmagicallondon.com/privacy-policy/