Tabitha wins Green Pioneer award at the P.E.A. Awards 2019

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Wednesday 13th November 2019, following an immersive show curated by Enlightenment Café, the winners of 2019’s P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards, in association with Octopus Energy, were announced.

The winners – in sectors ranging from the Arts to Money – are the individuals and teams pioneering change, whether at home, at work or in their spare time. They are exploring, researching and implementing alternatives to business as usual in their chosen fields.

Through their own passion and dedication, P.E.A. Award winners are venturing where governments and big business fear to tread, forging a blueprint for what conscious businesses and lifestyles of the future could look like.

The climate emergency is now attracting mainstream and global attention, with more people than ever looking for ways to live a more conscious lifestyle. Their transition will be smoother due to the heroic efforts and determination of individuals who have spent years trying, testing and perfecting the alternatives many are looking for today.

P.E.A. Award winners come from all areas of the UK; they have different backgrounds, beliefs and and approaches. But they all share one thing in common: they are united by the conviction that tangible and effective alternatives exist that have the power to save the world.

PEA Awards 2019 Green Pioneer Award winner Tabitha James Kraan

The moment it was announced that Tabitha is the winner of the Green Pioneer category.

Central to the night was an immersive production by multi-award winning theatre company Enlightenment Café. Before arriving at the awards ceremony, each guest was assigned to a group – ranging from Food to Industry. They were sent a list of relevant questions to consider before arriving, but told nothing else.

Everything was revealed on the night, when each guest became an ‘Agent of Change’ and helped to determine the outcome of a theatrical production based on messages from Climate Witnesses from the future.

The bespoke P.E.A. Award trophies were, for the third year running, created by the incredibly talented Katie Weiner. Katie creates jewellery and awards from upcycled materials, including single-use plastics destined for landfill, vintage gems, antique gold and everything in between.

Tabitha is truly honoured to win this award and being recognised for her lifetime journey and mission to eradicate all harmful toxins from my industry.

Tabitha and Phoebe showing the Green Pioneer award

In the words of Jarvis Smith, the founder of the P.E.A. Awards:

The journey of a pioneer is the hardest of all, we walk against the flow of the river, trail blazing as we go.
Only once we have stood against the herd after being trampled on time after time do we start to shine and be noticed, why?
Because we offer hope to those who do not have the courage to live their own truth, we ignite their own passion with the cinders from our fire, the flame of spirit that ignites all.
It is a blessing and a gift to walk with you Tabitha.
You are my heart, and mine yours.