Nominations have closed for this year’s Green Globe Awards with a record number of submissions received across the 16 categories.

In total 133 submissions were received – the highest number since the awards were launched 15 years ago.

The Green Globe Awards are the leading environment awards in NSW, recognising excellence, leadership and innovation.

Businesses, government, community groups and individuals are among those in the running for the prestigious awards.

The Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence is the highest honour, awarded to the best overall entry decided by an independent judging panel.

There are three new awards this year:

·       Built Environment Sustainability Award

·       Infrastructure Natural Environment Sustainability Award

·       Young Sustainability Champion Award

Award finalists will be announced in September, with an awards ceremony to be held in October.

The judging panel for this year’s awards boasts an impressive line-up of academics, scientific leaders, government officials and sustainability experts.

The panel includes:

·       Dr Matthew Bell
Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, Ernst & Young
·       Robin Mellon
Chief Operating Officer, Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA); Associate Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney
·       Dr Chris Riedy
Associate Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
·       Denise Anderson 
Senior Policy Officer, Local Government NSW
·       Colin Barker 
Deputy Chair, Australian Industrial Ecology Network
·       Nicolette Boele
Advisor, Banarra
·       Erin Cini 
Vice President NSW Branch, Australian Water Association
·       Chris Davis
Independent Water Advisory Panel
·       Associate Professor Geoff Frost 
Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Business School
·       Wendy Goldstein
Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Graduate School of the Environment, Macquarie University
·       Megan Jones
Practice Director, Tanner Kibble Denton Architects Pty Ltd
·       Russell Marsh
Policy Director, Clean Energy Council
·       Kirsty McIntyre 
Senior Policy Officer, Local Government NSW
·       Luke Menzel
Manager, Sector Development, Energy Efficiency Council
 ·       Rachel Mimmo
Sustainable Living Director, Nature Conservation Council
·       Gayle Seddon 
Senior Environmental Consultant, Australian Environment Business Network
·       Val Southam JP MAICD
Chief Executive Officer, Waste Management Association of Australia
·       Brian Smith
Executive Officer, Local Community Services Association
·       Antony Sprigg
Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia
·       Andrew Petersen 
Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Business Australia
·       Amanda White
National Manager – Communications and Policy, Australian Water Association
·       Felicity Wilson
NSW Deputy Executive Director, Property Council of Australia

The finalists will be announced in mid-September and the winners will be honoured at the Awards Ceremony at NSW Parliament House on October 30.

For more information visit the Green Globe Awards website:

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