Young eco warriors to long-time environmental leaders: Green Globe award finalists announced

Young eco warriors, business leaders, social enterprises and long-time leaders of the environmental movement are all represented in the list of finalists for the 19th annual Green Globe Awards, announced today by Office of Environment and Heritage Chief Executive, Anthony Lean.

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The diverse group of 40 finalists was selected from over 150 nominations representing a vast range of sectors, from all corners of the state and all walks of life.

“I’m proud to be involved in these awards which celebrate leadership, commitment and innovation in sustainability across NSW,” said Mr Lean.

“The 40 Green Globe Award finalists of 2018 bring environmental innovation to festivals and markets, community run renewable energy, data centres and office buildings, plastic recycling and sustainable packaging, agriculture and bush regeneration around NSW.

“This year, nominees also represented emerging areas such as ethical fashion and indigenous businesses for the first time, demonstrating the growing reach of these prestigious awards.

“Of the 152 nominations we received, 41% were from regional NSW which shows the statewide interest in sustainability right now.

“Previous years’ Green Globe Award winners from all parts NSW have demonstrated how to adapt, to thrive and to move toward a more sustainable future, and have helped set the standard in NSW becoming a cleaner and greener state,” he said.

Green Globe Awards judging chair Nicolette Boele said the peer-to-peer competition of the awards creates momentum for innovation and change.

“From past years, I know that Green Globe Award finalists will go back into their community, start a conversation with a broader audience, and inspire and engage them with stories of environmental leadership,” said Ms Boele.

“The Green Globe Awards are shedding light on and amplifying the amazing sustainability work underway around NSW.”

The winners will be announced on 4 October 2018, with awards from 13 categories to be handed out on the night including the Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence and the Regional Sustainability Award.

To find out more, go to Green Globe Awards