2013 Premier's Sustainability Awards12 June 2013
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has called for entries for the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2013.
Mr Smith encouraged all Victorians who have demonstrated environmental leadership to nominate for the prestigious awards.
Eight award categories are open now for entries, including:
- Infrastructure and Buildings - Excellence in contribution to innovative design, construction/delivery and/or operation of sustainable infrastructure and buildings; whether it is a new structure or re-imagining of existing form;
- Tourism - Outstanding achievements in sustainable tourism which contributes to the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Victoria's natural landscapes, ecology and local cultural heritage and/or provides tourism services through sustainable and efficient practices;
- Education - Development and delivery of educational programs and institutional practices that address and contribute to a more sustainable Victoria for current and future generations;
- Environmental Protection - Leadership, commitment and excellence by an individual, community group, organisation, or government (including local government) department/agency to protect and/or enhance the natural environment;
- Innovative Product and Services - Outstanding innovation in product and/or services that reduce environmental impact from a lifecycle perspective;
- Small & Medium Enterprises - Outstanding achievements in small-medium business (less than 200 employees) for their adoption of sustainable measures and minimising their environmental footprint;
- Large Businesses - Outstanding achievements by a large business (more than 200 employees) in adopting and implementing sustainability principles;
- Community - Leadership, commitment and excellence in delivery of sustainable projects or programs which have demonstrated widespread benefits for Victorian communities.
In addition to these awards, the Premier will personally select two overall winners: the Premier's Recognition Award and the Premier's Regional Recognition Award.
The Premier's Regional Recognition Award will focus on a regional finalist who has demonstrated significant benefit for regional Victoria.
The overall winner will receive the Premier's Recognition Award, which focuses on exemplary leadership and innovation in sustainability. All award winners, whether regional or metropolitan will be eligible for the Premier's Recognition Award.
Visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au for entry criteria, entry kits, queries and ticket information.
Entries close on Monday 15 July.