2010 Green Globe Awards - Individual, community and media category
Community Sustainability Award
- Sydney Theatre Company: Greening the Wharf
The Sydney Theatre Company now has a comprehensive sustainability plan and is working to fully "Green the Wharf" and make it totally carbon neutral through energy efficiency measures and the generation of solar power. Water savings measures include installing water efficient fixtures and rainwater harvesting.
They have one of the most comprehensive environmental programs of any performing arts company in the world and are the leaders in making Walsh Bay a green precinct.
Sustainability Champion Award
- Deepanjali Gupta
Ms Gupta is a NSW based co-founder of the Indian Youth Climate Network working to build India's youth movement on climate change. She has addressed more than 100,000 young people in the past year and worked on several projects including the Climate Solutions Road Tour, the Global South Youth to the Copenhagen Climate Change project and the Global day of fasting for Climate Justice.
Ms Gupta is currently studying for a bachelor of business at the University of Technology Sydney and working on the "Flick my switch" campaign, aiming to make UTS Australia's first major institution to be powered 100% by renewable energy.
Media Excellence in Sustainability Communication Award
- The Garage Sale Trail
The Garage Sale Trail encourages people to hold garage sales on the same day, in one suburb in order to recycle goods.
Their concept is to create a mass market for unwanted items and give people a reason to get out and do something positive in their local community – the idea resulted in converting junk to valuable items and promotes sustainability from the average backyard.
The Garage Sale Trail communications campaign has seen 126 garage sales and around 15 filled shipping containers of goods exchanging hands whilst communicating the value of recycling and sustainability.
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