Rushes – Winter 2008

News from The Waterways Trust

Green Award for UK Boat Hire


UK Boat Hire is on track to represent the UK in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

The canal boat hire company was notified in September that it is among the major winners in the Green Apple Environment Awards. The awards are now in the fifteenth year and attracted more than 500 nominations this year.

UK Boat Hire was selected for initiating the “Green Fund” in association with The Waterways Trust and British Waterways. Designed to compensate for the impact of their customers' holidays on the environment, a percentage of profits from each holiday booked goes into “The Waterways Trust Green Fund”. The Green Fund is used by the Trust to invest in low carbon technologies and other waterway environmental projects such as creating new habitats.

UK Boat Hire will be presented with their Green Apple Award at the House of Commons later this year. Top winners will then have the chance to represent their country in the Brussels event.