Green Globe Awards, Threatened Species Art Competition and National Volunteer Week

Nominations open for Green Globes Awards 2018; National Volunteer Week coming up 21-27 May; and Threatened Species Art Competition opens in June.

Underwater view of marine seabed with seagrasses

2018 Green Globe Awards nominations now open

The 19th annual Green Globe Awards are open for nomination from 17 April to 8 June 2018. These leading environmental awards celebrate leadership, commitment and innovation in sustainability across New South Wales. The Awards showcase a range of business, community groups and individuals who are helping us to adapt, thrive and move toward a more sustainable future.

To enter your project, organisation or nominate as an individual please go to Green Globe Awards or email

National Volunteer Week recognises ‘a little giving brings a lot of change ‘

Volunteers Ji Li and Lingling QuiNational Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From 21–27 May 2018, many events will be held across the country to say ‘thank you’ to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time.

This year’s theme is ‘Give a little. Change a lot’, representing the millions of volunteers who make a profound impact in their communities and on society, through giving a little time. 

As featured in Volunteer Voices in this edition of SoS News, SoS is proud to provide opportunities for volunteers on threatened species projects and certainly appreciates the time and change volunteers bring to the SoS program in return.

If you are interested in volunteering to help save our threatened species please email Saving our Species.

#NVW2018 Read more about NVW.

Threatened Species Art Competition 2018 to colour our world

Following the success of the Threatened Species Art Competition over the past two years, a call for entries will start in June this year. The competition is open to NSW primary-aged students with finalists and winners to be announced in September leading up to Threatened Species Day (7 September).

It is plain to see from last year’s entries that we can expect a treat with such thoughtful and beautiful artworks of a wide range of our threatened species. Find out more at NSW and ACT Threatened Species Children’s art competition 2018.

Threatened Species Art Competition 2017 artwork

Green and Golden Bell-frog by Emily, aged 12, Murray Farm Public School

Threatened Species Art Competition 2017 artwork

Bat by Thomas, aged 8, independent entry