The LUSH Spring Prize

An £200,000 prize fund and other support activities, to build capacity for those repairing the earth’s damaged systems.

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.

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.
     

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

 

Nominations for the 2021 Prize are now closed. A shortlist will be announced in July, and the winners will be announced in October.

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: Jessie Doyle

Jessie Doyle

Jessie is a member of the Lush UK Customer Care Team and will act as a 2021 Lush staff judge.

Photo: David Holmgren

David Holmgren

David is a globally recognised ecological thinker, teacher, writer and the co-originator of the permaculture concept.

Photo: Claire Janisch

Claire Janisch

Claire is a biomimicry professional and the founding Director of BiomimicrySA and LearnBiomimicry.

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: 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 design strategist, engaging in awareness-based systems change.

Photo: Asad Rehman

Asad Rehman

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

Photo: Dr. Jeff Su

Dr. Jeff Su

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

Photo: Renata Yap

Renata Yap

Renata will act as a 2021 Lush customer judge on the Spring Prize panel.

Projects

33 organisations from around the world have been awarded Spring Prizes and more than 150 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.