South Coast shorebird success and tales

This summer as the south coast welcomes a swathe of visitors to its beaches and lakes, spare a thought for the locals who call the coast home - the endangered beach-nesting birds.

Youth Food Movement Australia members in a vegetable garden

Office of Environment and Heritage executive director, Dr Kate Wilson, said the awards across 14 categories recognise those helping to protect the places we love, showing leadership, and trialling new ways of working to set high standards for making NSW cleaner and greener.

Dr Wilson said: "This year, is the Green Globe Awards' 20th anniversary as we celebrate everyone who have been working hard to help our communities thrive and be resilient, as we to move toward a more sustainable future.

"We're encouraging people and organisations who are making a difference to nominate for an award before 5pm on 10 July and help us celebrate this milestone anniversary."

Past winners and finalists are some of the Awards' greatest supporters.

Warren Yates, Director at ClearSky Solar Investments, said: "We were thrilled to win the Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence in 2018. We set up ClearSky because we wanted people to know that solar power made good sense economically and environmentally and that you didn't need your own roof to participate."

David Palin, Sustainability Manager at Mirvac, which won the Built Environment Award in 2018, said: " Mirvac is passionate about reimagining urban life, sustainably. Winning an Award is a fantastic recognition of Mirvac's drive to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings and deliver on our commitment to be net positive by 2030."

Jessica Ducrou, Promoter, Splendour in the Grass. The Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay, said: "To win a Green Globe Award is a testament to our commitment of ensuring we achieve outstanding environmental initiatives by working with our audiences to foster sustainable practices. Our staff have always prided themselves on working on a Festival that is a leader in the field of sustainable business leadership."

2018 Sustainability Champion Award winner, Jackie Ruddock is a pioneer of ethical fashion with a business model focused on inclusion and sustainable clothing production.

"Winning a Green Globe Award is a wonderful way to build further trust with our customers, students, staff and the public, because it's an independent endorsement for what we're trying to achieve." said Jackie Ruddock, Founder, The Social Outfit.

The Awards will be judged by a panel of independent experts and presented at an event at the Taronga Centre on 27 November 2019.

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