Searching for Australia’s Leading Environmental Sustainability Initiatives
With eight category awards that acknowledge various important areas of focus such as Education (sponsor Publishers National Environmental Bureau),Water (sponsor MMG),Clean Technology (sponsor AusIndustry) and Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations (sponsor Fujitsu), there are plenty of opportunities to showcase your environmental innovation and excellence.
The 2011 Built Environment Award Winner Hepburn Wind is already experiencing the benefits of winning this prestigious award. “Our Banksia Award provides recognition for the 1900+ members that have made our project possible and the dedication of our small staff and dozens of passionate and visionary volunteers” says Simon Holmes a Court, Chairman at Hepburn Wind. Furthermore, “with the turbines complete and generating clean, safe electricity, we are excited by the opportunities now available to other communities. National recognition of our achievements, through the Banksia Awards, assists us to explain the benefits of locally owned renewable energy to a large number of communities” adds Simon.
With a 24 year history, the Banksia Awards have made a difference to numerous community groups though to large organisations. This year will be no exception. “A Banksia Award can assist initiatives to move to the next level, get recognition creating greater awareness” says Graz van Egmond, Executive Director, Banksia Environmental Foundation “so we encourage entries because outstanding environmental sustainability achievement deserve to be recognised.”
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.