The British Environment and Media Awards

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The British Environment and Media Awards, or BEMAs, were created by Media Natura, and are awarded by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The awards are open to any professional article, programme, website or campaign, written, produced or undertaken in the UK. Past hosts have included Angus Deayton,[1] and Michael Fish[2]

In 2007, the year the awards became carbon neutral,[3] winners included:[4]

Some of the award's sponsors, which include the RSPB, have attracted some condemnation, such as Surfers Against Sewage protest at the 2007 awards where they handed Northumbrian Water a gold toilet-brush for "showing a disregard to the health of the marine environment".[4] Northumbrian Water however insist they are "the leading environmental company in the North East", having "invested some £2 billion on environmental and service improvements since 1990".[1]

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  1. ^ a b "2007 BEMAs". Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  2. ^ "2004 BEMAs". Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  3. ^ "The first Carbon Neutral BEMAs in 2007". WWF. 
  4. ^ a b Plunkett, John (2007-08-11). "Guardian wins media award". London: Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 

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