Climate Change Leadership Award

Projects, organisations and people who are working to minimise the impacts of climate change.

This award recognises exceptional work that is leading in the field of climate change and adaptation in NSW. Taking us closer to zero net emission and making our state more resilient to a changing climate.

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • managing climate change risks
  • empowering community, business and/or environment to adapt to the impacts of climate change
  • leading the emerging low-carbon economy
  • initiatives to influence climate-related policies, practices and attitudes.

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.’