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2015 GREEN GLOBE AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

08-09-2015
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The 43 finalists for this year’s prestigious Green Globe Awards, the leading environmental awards in NSW, have been announced.

The Green Globe Awards recognise and honour environmental excellence, leadership and innovation.

The 2015 award finalists, selected from 16 award categories, range from industry-experts, famous iconic Sydney buildings, small community groups and global brands. Their projects cover innovation, leadership, resource efficiency, sustainability and wildlife and habitat restoration.

This year’s finalists include vital conservation work to protect threatened Australian bird species and their habitats.

They also include Australia's first and only 6 star Green Star shopping centre in north west Sydney and a program to inject greenery into Sydney-residents’ lives via the Green Roofs and Walls program.

This year marks the introduction of a new award category, Built Environment Sustainability – Residential Properties.

It honours architects, designers and strata/owners’ corporations for their leading environmental design, construction and retrofits of residential properties in NSW.

The winners will be announced at the Green Globe Awards Ceremony at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney on October 15.

The Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence, the best-of-the-best, will be announced at the event.

"It’s remarkable to see the sustained effort from not only NSW's largest corporates but also councils, Small to Medium Enterprises and community groups in the Green Globe Award nominations this year,” said Robin Mellon, judging chair, Green Globe Awards. 

“Nominees are now addressing sustainability across more areas of their business than ever before, with many looking at long-term visions, social and shared value, and holistic initiatives, rather than simply their short-term goals.”

 

2015 GREEN GLOBE AWARDS – FINALISTS

(In alphabetical order by Business)

 

Built Environment Sustainability - Commercial Properties

Australand - The Ponds Shopping Centre

The GPT Group - Wollongong Central Expansion

University of Technology Sydney - Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health

 

Built Environment Sustainability - Residential Properties

Andy Lemann - The Greeny Flat

Tessa Nelson – Petersham Home Renovation

                                                   

Built Environment Sustainability – Infrastructure

Bankstown City Council - Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre

City of Sydney Council - Green Roofs and Walls

Gilgandra Shire Council - Bimbimbie Wetland

Warringah Council - Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-Use Trail

 

Medium to Large Business Sustainability

Ferrero Australia - Local Actions to Global Commitments

IKEA Australia - People and Planet Positive

Lendlease Retirement Living - Sustainability: Part of our DNA

 

Small Business Sustainability

Brookfarm Pty Ltd - Muesli Powered by the Sun

Earth Kids Childcare - Teaching Sustainable Futures

 

Sustainability Champion

Dr Chris Reardon – Liveability, Building Designers Australia, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS

 

Young Sustainability Champion

Seda Hamoud – Liverpool Girls High School Environmental Club

 

Community Sustainability

Hunter Bird Observers Club Inc – Community Cooperation in Sustaining Birdlife

Regional Development Australia – Northern Inland – Northern Lights Project

Repower Shoalhaven – Pioneering Community Solar in Australia

 

Local Government Sustainability

Holroyd City Council – Fight the Dust

Lake Macquarie City Council – Embedding Sustainability Practices

Lismore City Council – Lismore’s Vision – A Model of Sustainability

Newcastle City Council – 2020 Carbon and Water Management Action Plan

 

Natural Environment Sustainability

Greater Taree City Council & the Water Research Laboratory UNSW – Big Swamp Recovery: Evidence supporting innovation

Lake Macquarie City Council – Ecosystem Enhancement Project

Local Government NSW – Council’s Caring for Roadside Vegetation

The 202020 Vision – The 202020 Vision

 

Public Sector Sustainability

Sydney Opera House – Social Sustainability at the Opera House

 

Climate Change Leadership

Bega Valley Shire Council – Tathra Community Solar Farm

Flux Consultants – A New Approach to Climate Bonds for Buildings

 

Waste & Recycling

City of Sydney – Zero Waste Program

Echo Entertainment Group – Echo Recycles Its Way to Success

Edge Environment and Better Buildings Partnership – Waste Diversion from Office Strip-out

Kempsey Shire Council – Mobile Community Recycling Centre

Unilever Supply Services Ltd – Zero Non Hazardous Waste to Landfill

                              

Energy Efficiency

Austral Bricks – Substituting Natural Gas with Biogenic Sources

Stockland – Shellharbour Solar Power Station

Teys Australia – Waste Water & Renewable Energy Upgrade  

 

Water Efficiency

3-Council Regional Environment Program – Eastern Suburbs Sustainable Business Program (A partnership between Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick Councils)

Blacktown Workers Club Group – Blacktown Workers Sports Club

 

Environmental Innovation

Better Buildings Partnership – The New Normal in Office Leasing

Ferrero Australia Pty Ltd – Ferrero Australia

Laing O’Rourke – SunSHIFT

 

For more information visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes/

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