Nominate now for NSW's premier sustainability awards
Nominations for the 18th Green Globes Awards are now open. These leading environmental awards celebrate exceptional environmental achievements and outstanding sustainability projects throughout NSW.
Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Chief Executive Anthony Lean said the Green Globe Awards honour the hard work, tenacity and creativity of environmental leaders across all sectors of NSW.
"The awards have ten categories showcasing businesses, community groups and individuals who are leading the way in making a progressive, resilient and more sustainable NSW," Mr Lean said.
"The awards recognise and celebrate the movers and shakers creating new business models, building community resilience and caring for the natural wonders and unique plants and animals of NSW. Recognising these leaders is a boost to inspiring others to step up to the challenge.
"You can nominate yourself or the work of others. We want to hear from potential young sustainability champions, can-do initiatives from not-for-profit groups for the Community Leadership category and dynamic commercial projects for the Business Leadership Award.
"There are also awards for work with positive impact on climate change, innovation, resource efficiency, natural environment and built environment.
"Last year we received a high number of nominations, with one third coming from regional NSW. I encourage everyone with forward-thinking environmental work to nominate. The awards are a fantastic platform to network and reach new audiences.
"Last year's winners included renowned companies such as IKEA and Unilever, the world-class and high performing Charles Sturt University and innovative projects to reduce food waste and deliver better healthcare for hospital patients," said Mr Lean.
Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said winning last year's Climate Change Leadership category helped show how the people of NSW can live and work more sustainably.
"We hope that we can inspire other organisations, both regional and national, to reduce their own carbon footprint and do their bit for the planet," Mr Vann said.
The Award nominations are judged by a panel of independent experts. The 2017 winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at The Art Gallery of New South Wales on October 19, 2017.
Nominations are open until 27 June 2017. To nominate yourself, a project or program, please go to Green Globes Awards.