ILKLEY Soroptimists and Ilkley Fairtrade Group are on a quest to find environmental heroines living and/or working in LS29.

The return of this Inspiring Women Event aims to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, which has the theme Break the Bias, change the future and also support the COP26 Climate Conference in 2021.

Nominations are invited for women who deserve recognition for their work to protect and or improve the environment, either voluntary or paid. It could be supporting school eco projects, capturing carbon, reducing food waste, tackling pollution, sustainable production and consumption, green energy projects, planting wildflowers, protecting pollinating insects and soil health, reducing car usage, promoting cycling, protecting biodiversity, saving wildlife, litter picking, tree planting, campaigns for clean water, plastic and packaging reduction, re-wilding, leading science and business projects to tackle climate change in the UK and abroad, and many more.

The deadline for nominations is February 10, 2022. Nomination forms are available from the Community Action Office, Riddings Hall, Riddings Road, LS29 9LU or The Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, LS29 9DZ. The nomination form can be accessed online on the website

All the nominees will be recognised and celebrated, and the overall winner will receive a hamper of Fairtrade goods donated by local supermarkets.