Climate Change Leadership Award

Celebrates those 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 New South Wales. Taking us closer to zero net emission and making our state more resilient to a changing climate.

2019 Green Globe Award finalists

Australian Energy Foundation: Our Energy Future

Australian Energy Foundation launchDelivered by the Australian Energy Foundation, Our Energy Future provides reliable, independent advice to homeowners seeking to achieve greater energy efficiency. By recommending reputable products and suppliers, this unique program empowers consumers to take energy-saving action, with ease and confidence. Since launching in 2017 under Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils’ Renewable Energy Master Plan with seed-funding from eight founder member councils, Our Energy Future has facilitated the installation of 2.1 megawatts of solar power in 465 homes. Today the program now reaches over 2.1 million residents across Sydney through partnerships with 14 local councils.

 

Keith Tulloch Wines: Sustainable Agribusiness - Carbon Neutral

Three generations at work in the vineyard, Keith Tulloch WinesIn 2019, Keith Tulloch Wine company and all its products were certified carbon neutral, making it the first Hunter Valley winery to achieve this standard. By reducing and offsetting emissions through transitioning to solar power and changing glassware and farming methods, the business has eliminated 660 tonnes of CO2 equivalent pollution annually. Further sustainability measures undertaken include: replacing single-use plastics with biodegradable alternatives; creating a biodiversity corridor in the vineyard; and helping other wineries in the region to achieve carbon neutrality.

 

Sydney Metro: A Resilient Revolution in Transport

Sydney Metro, Hills Showground StationBy 2024, Sydney Metro will comprise 31 railway stations within a 66-kilometre system. To ensure optimal operations throughout its 100-year design life, Sydney Metro has integrated climate resilience into every aspect of the project. It will also mitigate its impact wherever possible. Emissions produced by the metro’s initial stage, North West Metro, are 100% offset by Beryl Solar Farm. Design elements, including nearly 1 million native plants to be used in landscaping, will also help Sydney Metro to achieve carbon-neutral operations.

 

Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils: Solar My School

Children of Maroubra Bay Public School, participants in Solar my SchoolSolar My School was established by Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils to help schools access solar power. This initiative not only helps schools reduce energy costs and emissions, it actively engages students in the benefits of renewable energy – practically and academically. Solar My School’s Teacher’s E-Guide provides lesson plans and activities for hands-on learning about renewable energy, climate change and sustainability. Ninety per cent of schools in Sydney’s eastern suburbs are now participating, with roll out to schools across a further eight Greater Sydney council areas.