Environmental award finalists

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has announced the finalists for the 18th Green Globe Awards, recognising sustainability and environmental leadership across NSW.

2017 Green Globe Awards trophies

"The Green Globe Awards are about new ways of thinking and doing. This is about protecting the places we love and championing the people who are doing the hard work to build a more sustainable future for everyone," Ms Upton said.

Thirty-six outstanding finalists were selected from a field of over 130 and will go on to compete for top honours next month.

"This year we have finalists from micro-breweries to floating solar farms, habitat restoration corridors to green apartments and food waste initiatives to resource recovery solutions," Ms Upton said.

"Our finalists are doing more with less, leading the way so we can become as environmentally and socially sustainable as possible," Ms Upton said.

More than a third of the finalists are from regional NSW with six from the Northern Rivers, four from the Murray region and one each coming from Cowra, Goulburn, Albury and Coffs Harbour. The remaining finalists are based in Sydney and surrounding areas.

"It's great to see our regional areas so strongly represented this year. Working together these communities are leading the way and using innovative initiatives to improve their lives and the local environment," Ms Upton said.

There are 10 categories in the Awards including the natural and built environment, innovation, resource efficiency and the 'Best of the Best' Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence.

Visit Green Globe Awards and find about the 36 finalists from across NSW by visiting the Awards pages.