2012 Green Globe Award finalists
Congratulations to the finalists for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation.
Chelsea has successfully integrated sustainability into Veolia’s long-term business plan, established a Sustainability Steering Committee, and continues to play a major role in shaping the company’s reputation as a leader in innovative and sustainable waste management.
Keiran has championed the development of the Department’s sustainability plan and the integration of environmental strategies into the workplace. He chairs the Department’s Green Group and has helped increase environmental awareness among his colleagues through a ride to work initiative and worm farms.
Paul has been instrumental in promoting better water management in Australia through his company, Watersave. His SmartMeter System, which measures and monitors water usage, is helping commercial and government organisations to save millions of litres of water every day.
Roger has spearheaded the push for greener cities through his development of sustainability and environmental planning strategies and his voluntary work and professional consulting across the property industry to build the business case for sustainability.
Find out more on the 2012 Sustainability Champion - Paul Marsh, Watersave.
Local Government Super
For over 10 years, Local Government Super (LGS) has been committed to sustainable and responsible investing. LGS invests in ‘green’ buildings, renewable energy and alternative investments based on clean technology. In fact, LGS is leading the way with over $3 billion in responsible investment strategies, the largest in Australia.
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney – Parkes Distributed Energy Plan
The Parkes Distributed Energy Plan (907.6KB) identifies how Parkes Shire Council can cut energy use, reduce its carbon footprint and generate energy from renewable and low carbon sources. With eight recommendations already in place, the Council is saving around $375,000 a year and 1,150 tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Investa Sustainability Institute – Pulse
In 2011, Investa developed Pulse, an automated feedback tool that tracks electricity use in office buildings and provides simple feedback to building operators. Today, around 33 office buildings are achieving daily energy savings of nearly 7 per cent by using Pulse.
CHEP Australia Ltd – Multi-purpose beverage tray
CHEP has designed an innovative beverage tray that reduces labour, merchandising costs and packaging waste. Their reusable and recyclable trays can be used for transport, retail display and storage and are saving around 1,250 tonnes of cardboard packaging waste each year.
Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney – Sustainable Sanitation, Urine Diversion
The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) has explored the potential to sustainably manage sewage, in particular the viability of capturing and reusing urine in agricultural production. A highlight has been collaboration with key industry stakeholders to design urine diversion systems for the Barangaroo development and the Broadway Engineering Building at UTS.
This award honours previous Green Globe Award winners that have demonstrated long-term environmental achievements and successful program delivery outcomes between 2002 and 2012. The 2012 finalists are:
Accor's Darling Harbour Hotels
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Grosvenor Place Sydney
Lane Cove Council
Mars Food Australia
North Sydney Council
Sydney Airport Corporation Limited
Qantas Airways Limited
Page last updated: 04 September 2012