Green Globe Award finalists announced

The finalists are in for the 20th anniversary of NSW's premier environmental awards - the NSW Government's annual Green Globe Awards.

Sunrise over paddocks and trees, Orange NSW

Environment Minister Matt Kean said for 20 years, the Green Globe Awards have been recognising and celebrating outstanding people and projects that are forging the way to build a more sustainable and resilient NSW for everyone.

"These people have demonstrated a commitment to protecting what we have for our future generations and we want to see more of it," said Mr Kean.

A record 50 finalists were selected from over 180 nominations representing a diverse range of sectors from across the State and spanning all age groups.

"This year's awards honour ground-breaking pioneers and emerging leaders, demonstrating outstanding commitment and innovation in sustainability and environmental protection.

To mark the 20-year anniversary, Lifetime Achievement Awards were also introduced for individuals and organisations.

Nominees of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Natalie Issacs, founder of '1 Million Women' inspiring women to take action on climate change by being responsible consumers, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, inventor of 'green steel' and marine conservation movement, Take 3 for the Sea.

"The Green Globe Awards will continue to highlight the amazing work happening around NSW to transform our communities, through the help of our young people, into more sustainable places for us to enjoy," Mr Kean said.

Winners will be announced on 27 November 2019, with awards from 14 categories to be presented at the Taronga Centre including the Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence and the Regional Sustainability Award.

To find out more, go to Green Globe Awards