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For 24 years the Banksia Awards have been seeking out these people providing them with the recognition they deserve and 2012 will be no different.
Winning a Banksia Award makes a real difference and is often the tipping point to bigger and better things. “The Banksia Award is helping us to raise the profile of, and promote, our project within existing and new networks” said Gail Siracusa Manager CEO’s Office & Community Relations Gail Siracusa the 2011 GPT Community Grant recipient SustainAbility Stars - E.W. Tipping Foundation. While Paul O’Byrne Sustainability Project Manager, Sydney Theatre Company 2011 Leading in Sustainability Award Setting the Standard for Small Organisations winner feels that “this has been a boost for the Company to go even further in the area of social and environmental sustainability”.
It is the reputation built on 24 years that makes the Banksia Awards so sort after. “Banksia is recognised as the most prestigious environmental awards in Australia and we entered these because we want to compare ourselves to the best, we want to go toe to toe against other large organisations in Australia who are leading the way in sustainability. The level of competition and the quality of the evaluation means that everyone has confidence in Banksia and takes its endorsements seriously” comments Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director Sustainability Fujitsu winner of the 2011 Leading in Sustainability Award - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations Award
Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd, 2011 Clean Technology Award - Harnessing Opportunities winner chose to enter the Banksia Awards “as these awards represent ‘environmental thought leadership’ and offer credible recognition of new and innovative environmental solutions” says Trent Rowe Group General Manager – Product & Marketing.
The Banksia Category Awards comprise eight separate Awards; Education; Water; Land & Biodiversity; Leading in Sustainability - Small & Large Organisations; Built Environment; Clean Technology; Agriculture and Food.
Entries are now open and submissions close – 24 Aug 2012 at 5.00 p.m.
If you want learn more about the awards and gets some insight into putting together an entry, come to the one of the Banksia Awards Information Sessions being held around the country register at www.banksiafdn.com.- ends –