The LUSH Spring Prize

A £200,000+ prize fund and other support activities, to build capacity for those repairing the earth’s damaged systems and leaving the world lusher than they found it.

Regeneration

Rather than reducing impacts and maintaining the earth’s damaged systems, the LUSH Spring Prize showcases work that seeks to heal and grow; taking a holistic approach to overcoming environmental, social and economic challenges.

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People all over the world are developing ways to live in harmony with nature and each other. They are generating renewable resources, restoring ecosystems, nurturing solidarity and building health, wholeness and resilience. They are bringing life back to damaged land and oceans, and reversing silent springs.

The Lush Spring Prize is here to support this regeneration movement through:

  • A biennial £200,000+ prize fund. This is open to communities, organisations and businesses from the Intentional stage, through to Young and Established organisations, and Influencers.
  • Events that bring people together to share their skills and experience.
     
  • Publicity to raise awareness of regeneration and its potential to heal damaged systems, create resilience to crises, and grow abundance.

Find out more about the Prize, its purpose, and who is behind it.
 
 

Nominations for the 2023 Prize are now closed. A shortlist will be announced in January, and the winners will be announced in May.

Our diverse panel of judges comes from a wide spectrum of movements representing regenerative design, permaculture, food sovereignty, transition, biomimicry and eco-village networks.

The Judges

Photo: Million Belay

Million Belay

Million works on bio-cultural diversity, sustainable agriculture, seed rights and food sovereignty.

Photo: Tomás de Lara

Tomás de Lara

Tomás is a specialist on collaborative, circular and sustainable economies, and on sustainable development.

Photo: Dr Georgina McAllister

Dr Georgina McAllister

Georgina has worked in the humanitarian and development sectors since the early 1990s.

Photo: Charlotte Mulliner

Charlotte Mulliner

Charlotte is the Lush customer judge for Spring Prize 2023.

Photo: Precious Phiri

Precious Phiri

Precious Phiri is a training and development specialist from Regeneration International in Zimbabwe.

Photo: Filipa Pimentel

Filipa Pimentel

Filipa works for Transition Network and is a Portuguese forest scientist by training.

Photo: Sarah Queblatin

Sarah Queblatin

Sarah is a regenerative solutions designer – weaving experiences in environmental education, cultural heritage, peacebuilding, and humanitarian assistance.

Photo: Asad Rehman

Asad Rehman

Asad is the Executive Director of the radical anti-poverty and social justice charity War on Want.

Photo: Gamelihle Sibanda

Gamelihle Sibanda

Gamelihle Sibanda is a certified Biomimicry professional who co-developed the Biominga Innovation Model.

Photo: Dr. Jeff Su

Dr. Jeff Su

Jeff has led a diverse career as an ecologist, academic, executive director, consultant and psychotherapist.

Photo: Anne Rammi – Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award

Anne Rammi – Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award

Born in Brazil, Anne Rammi is an immigrant woman, artist, activist and mother of three.

Projects

52 organisations from around the world have been awarded Spring Prizes and more than 200 regenerative projects have been shortlisted for awards.

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Past Winner Case Study

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)

SOIL was formed in 2006 by a team of ecologists and human rights advocates to improve the lives of Haitians. By taking a holistic approach, SOIL’s work simultaneously revives damaged social and natural environments.

It was a winner of the Established Projects award in 2018.

Learn more about them, and how winning the Prize has made a difference to their work.