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Salute to all those who create green corners'

PUBLISHED: 10:13 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 09:30 12 August 2010

RESIDENTS who improve the quality of life by creating green corners are to be honoured. Archant London, publishers of the Times, is supporting The Conservation Foundation s Green Corners Awards.

RESIDENTS who improve the quality of life by creating 'green corners' are to be honoured.

Archant London, publishers of the Times, is supporting The Conservation Foundation's Green Corners Awards.

Set up in 2007, they seek to reward those whose, often out of the way, projects improve London's biodiversity and life for people living and working there.

As well as bringing visible environmental benefits, the awards have built up a diverse 'club' of supporters, from community groups and local authorities, to its judges, who include David Bellamy, Susan Hampshire, Elspeth Thompson, author and Sunday Telegraph journalist, the Evening Standard's Pattie Barron and Matthew Appleby of Horticulture Week/Telegraph Gardening.

The awards were relaunched and expanded in 2007, the foundation's 25th anniversary year having previously been run in the early '90s.

Now the foundation is planning to run the awards over a full year, showing London's hidden green gems which come into their own at different times through the seasons.

As well as bringing all year round colour, beauty and biodiversity to the urban landscape, they will enable individuals, communities and business to play their part in greening the city for the 2012 Olympics.

The 2010 Awards will also help to promote the capital's programme celebrating International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), of which The Conservation Foundation is a supporting partner.

Monthly winners will be chosen for each category who will receive a certificate and publicity. All winning monthly green corners will go forward to the final for judging at the beginning of 2011.

To find out how to enter get a copy of your Times every Thursday.

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