Entries open for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards
Wednesday 13 April, 2016
Victorians who have shown leadership in sustainability and a commitment to improving the environment are encouraged to enter the 2016 Premier's Sustainability Awards and share their stories.
Entries are now open for state and local government, businesses, organisations, community groups, and individuals who are leading the way in sustainable innovation and practices.
Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan said the awards are a great way of acknowledging groups and individuals that have made innovative developments in reducing their environmental impact, and are contributing to a more sustainable future.
“Delivering these awards each year means we continue to discover the passion and talent Victorians have for protecting their natural environment and thinking creatively about new sustainable practices.”
“The awards encourage innovation across all sectors, with a focus on delivering a triple bottom line – environmental, economic, and social benefits for Victoria.
“It has been inspiring to see the awards continue to grow and strengthen throughout their 14-year history,” Mr Krpan said.
The Premier's Sustainability Awards continues to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability, and encourage a broader adoption of these practices by all Victorians.
There are 10 award categories this year:
• Built Environment
• Environmental Justice
• Environmental Protection
• Innovative Products or Services
• Large Business
• Small and Medium Enterprises
In addition to these awards, the Premier will personally select two overall winners for the Premier's Regional Recognition Award and the Premier's Recognition Award.
Entries close Monday 27 June, 5pm.
For more information on how to enter, key dates and to register to attend an information session, visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au
Media contact: Cath Newell 0423 587 478