From the media release âEco-leaders encouraged to enter Premierâs Sustainability Awardsâ:
Individuals, businesses, community or government groups who have shown commitment to sustainability are encouraged to enter the Premierâs Sustainability Awards as positive role models for all Victorians. Now in their 11th year, the Premierâs Sustainability Awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action. The winner of last yearâs Premierâs Sustainability Awards, Brightgreen, is urging Victorians who have developed a sustainable product or service to enter this yearâs awards program, saying âit is a real thrill to be recognised on a state levelâ¦ We entered the awards last year because they celebrate sustainable innovation â the whole driving force behind Brightgreen. Weâre on a mission not just to make the most efficient or the brightest light but to actually change the way people think about lighting â encouraging them to see it as investment rather than something thatâs disposable,â said Brightgreen Co-founder and CEO, David OâDriscoll. âThe Premierâs Sustainability Awards align perfectly with everything that we set out to achieve.â
CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Stan Krpan, said that the awards are a great way to recognise and celebrate leadership in sustainability. This year the awards provide even more opportunities for recognition. Entries are open in eight categories: Infrastructure and Buildings, Tourism, Environmental Protection, Education, Innovative Product and Services, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Large Business, and Community.
Entries close at 2pm Monday 15 July, 2013.
Visit sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au for entry criteria and kits, and queries.