KAREN CANNARD: Fly the flag for your green project

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Happy New Year, in what is my final column for this page. I hope your Christmas was a good one. And for those who gave sprouts another chance, I applaud you.

And on the subject of green issues (see what I did there), if you or your community chewed through tougher problems in 2013 and came out winning, this is the month to fly the flag for your achievements.

Now in its seventh year, the Creating the Greenest County Awards is poised to celebrate Suffolk’s environmental excellence.

Our county is packed with innovation when it comes to projects for renewable energy, local food, waste reduction and protecting the environment and the awards provide not only the opportunity to acknowledge your successes but to share your contributions too.

So don’t be shy. If you were part of a project that fits the bill, log onto www.greensuffolk.org/awards2014/ and apply. The deadline is January 31.

Of course, as well as reminiscing over the year gone by, now is the time to think about what you’d like to achieve during the year ahead.

If you’re looking for something different to shake up 2014, I’d love you to sign up to The Rubbish Diet and take the challenge this January. I know it’s a geeky interest of mine but not only does it give you a great excuse to encourage your household to tackle its waste and understand what should really go in our bins, it can also help save some of that hard-earned cash, too. And it’s free to do!

So if this is the year that I can tempt you with some clean rubbish fun, just sign up at www.therubbishdiet.org.uk, and in just four weeks you could be seeing a difference to both your bin and your pocket. And who knows, your discoveries might even inspire your wider community.

In signing off, I wish you a great 2014 in whatever you do. But it’s not goodbye from me, simply ‘au revoir’. I’m moving columns.

So, see you on a new page, when all will be revealed at the end of January.