Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are celebrating this week having picked up two high profile awards that celebrates their campaigns for clean, safe recreational water for everyone.
Their campaign website, www.sas.org.uk , was awarded 'Best Website' in The British Environmental Media Awards (BEMAS), hosted by WWF. Green fingered comedian Alistair McGowan presented SAS with the award, but true to SAS's campaign style they chose the occasion to take their own award ? a Golden Loo Brush, which they gave to Northumbrian Water, one of the event's sponsors as a challenge for them to drop their plans to turn off state-of-the-art sewage treatment as soon as the summer finishes in the north east.
The BEMAS are the only awards in the UK for environmental reporting across print, television, radio and the internet. They have been rewarding eco-conscious journalists and campaigners for almost two decades and SAS are well and truly 'stoked' to have picked up this award.
SAS were also awarded The Surfers Path's global Green Wave award this week for 'Best Surf Related Non-Profit Group'. The Green Wave Awards are now into their second year and are a great testament to the surf community's commitment to positive change. www.surferspath.com
Richard Hardy, SAS Campaigns Director says: 'It's been a great campaign week for the small team we have here at SAS. To be recognised by both the world's surfing community and the best of British in celebrating the extent of our work being done on environmental campaigning gives us great heart and stokes our campaign fire'.
In acknowledging our BEMAS award we'd like to praise big thanks on the UKnetweb team www.uknetweb.com past and present who helped us build this site! Thumbs up then to Paul, Glen, Rich and Toby!
Toby Parkins, Uknetweb Director says: "Over the past eight years, uknetweb have been really proud to have helped support the SAS campaign through managing and building three websites for SAS. It's awesome to think that the latest website has managed to beat off the competition from other far higher budget websites and come out on top."
For more information on SAS, click on this link that will take you their website.
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