The Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) 2014 Awards are now open for entries. This year's awards, to be held at the Met Office in Exeter in November, were officially launched at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth on 17 June.

DEBI was established as a non-profit making organisation to 'inform, support and motivate businesses of all sizes and from all sectors in Devon to adopt environmentally sound and profitable business policies and achieve environmental best practice'.

Devon businesses, the farming community, cooperatives and community projects are invited to enter award categories including Green Goods and Services, Sustainable Ethos, Sustainable Food, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure and Environmental Champion. For the first time this year educational institutions can enter an Environmental Education category. Closing date for entries is 26 September 2014. Go to