Climate Change Leadership Award

Organisations who are working to reduce the potential effects of climate change.

This award recognises exceptional work and/or leadership in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation in NSW.

2017 Green Globe Award winner

Alternative Technology Association: Alternative Technology Association

Alternative Technology Association people carrying solar panels walking down a bush hillBefore terms such as greenhouse, renewables, carbon neutral, and even solar became part of the conversation, the Alternative Technology Association provided a forum for enthusiasts concerned about the use of fossil fuels and pollution.

Climate change leaders before it was cool, the association’s focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable building design has helped hundreds of thousands of Australians since 1980 to take climate change action in their own homes.

With a network of 15 active branches, hundreds of volunteers and project partners throughout the country, the association publishes two market-leading sustainability magazines, runs an advice service, produces online tools and talks to thousands of participants in its events program.

Today, the association engages with over 250,000 people each year around Australia, and beyond.

‘The ATA can’t solve the problem of climate change. No one organisation can,’ says CEO Donna Luckman. ‘But we believe that the future of life on earth is too important to be left to politicians and vested interests.’

Finalists

Southern Cross University with a group of children from Bexhill Public School showing drawing of how climate change would affect them

Southern Cross University: Climate Change + Me Project

Engages children as researchers and writers to develop a climate change curriculum – now implemented in 30 Northern Rivers schools; the curriculum includes an online tool, art exhibition and formation of a regional youth-led climate change network to give voice to climate change issues and concerns.

Voyager Craft Malt staff sitting in the malting room with malt

Voyager Craft Malt: Voyager Craft Malt

Voyager Craft Malt produces small-batch artisanal malts from locally grown and regionally sourced seasonal grains in the Riverina using sustainable agricultural practices including reuse of waste water to irrigate crops as well as custom-designed biodegradable packaging bags.