Innovation the main theme for Green Globe Finalists

New ways of thinking and doing. They are the key themes coming through from the 36 organisations and individuals chosen as finalists in this year’s Green Globe Awards.

Green Globe Award Finalist, Sydney Institute of Marine Science and UNSW, Operation Crayweed

More than a third of the finalists in this year’s Green Globe Awards were from regional NSW — perhaps a measure of greater environmental challenges outside Sydney or a greater ability in smaller communities to stop and think laterally about ways to do things better.

There’s an exciting new app called Compost Revolution that helps local councils meet landfill reduction targets with order logistics and multichannel marketing. Animal rescue organisation WIRES now runs software that instantly matches a particular animal rescue need to the skills of available volunteers in the area.

An impressive number of habitat restoration projects, such as Operation Crayweed restoring a locally extinct seaweed along Sydney’s coastline, are integrating citizen science, crowdfunding campaigns, and inspirational forms of community engagement such as art installations into their restoration program.

The finalists in all categories for this year’s Green Globe Awards have shown great vision and innovation in delivering outstanding benefits to the environment, the economy and to people across New South Wales.

As SoS News goes to press, the announcement of the winners by the Hon. Gabrielle Upton, Minister for the Environment, Local Government and Heritage is imminent. Minister Upton will present at a gala event on 19 October 2017.

Visit Green Globe Awards for further information and see all the finalists.

By Fiona McCleary, Green Globe Coordinator