Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence

A special honour for an exceptional finalist in this year’s awards.

This award is presented to the most outstanding nomination from across all of the 2017 Green Globe Award categories.

The recipient is chosen for their exemplary leadership, vision and innovation, and for showing courage and conviction  in overcoming obstacles to deliver outstanding benefits to the environment, community and economy.

The 2017 finalists in this category will be announced as winners at the awards on 19 October at the Art Gallery of NSW.

2016 winner

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre

Staff from The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre, winners of the 2016 Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence.The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre – in Sydney’s Marrickville – works with local councils to collect and rehome items such as furniture, household goods, building materials and bicycles.

Through agreements with other community groups, including Mums4Refugees, Newtown Asylum Seeker Centre and Pyrmont Community Cares, The Bower provides furniture and household goods to asylum seekers and inner-city residents struggling to furnish their homes.

Judges’ comment:

‘There should be a Bower in every community.'