The Observer Ethical Awards 2012 Shortlist is Ready

The Observer has announced the shortlist for this year’s ethical award, which includes a varied mix of well known faces and local initiatives those who are fighting for social justice and environmental change.

This shortlist includes celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, campaigner and chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, eco-energy company Ecotricity and fruit and veg delivery scheme Riverford. Local initiatives like Dartford Football Club for a local eco football stadium and a theatre production named ‘As The World Tipped’ for highlighting the issues of climate change through film and performance were also shortlisted for the award.

The awards this year have included two additional categories – sports, art and culture. This is expected to broaden the discussion on environment and ethics.

The judging panel has scrutinized projects and individuals who possess a global view on environmental issues and those who understood the interconnection among people.

The Observer Ethical Awards comes in collaboration with Ecover. On the judging panel are celebrities and experts such as Colin Firth and Livia Firth, supermodel Lily Cole, TV presenter Ben Fogle and poet Ben Okri.

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