Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2018 entries open

Sustainable Victorians, schools, community groups, councils and companies are encouraged to enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards and share their success stories.

With environmental sustainability increasingly linked to economic benefits and profitability, job creation and improved engagement with the community and customers, the awards are a way to not just celebrate your successes, but to build the circular economy.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards are open now and close on Thursday 7 June.

In their 16-year history, the awards have provided thousands of Victorians with the opportunity to not only showcase world-class examples of sustainability in action but also the wide-ranging benefits it can deliver.

Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, said the awards celebrated “sustainability not for its own sake, but the flow on effects that are felt right throughout the community”.

“We have an incredible depth of sustainability talent in Victoria – they’re saving energy and resources, developing and applying new technology, reducing and repurposing waste, regenerating natural and manmade environments, and saving threatened species.”

“This work leads not only to environmental good, but to other tangible benefits in terms of increased productivity, reduced costs, many community benefits and enhanced reputation,” he said.

There are 10 categories in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards, covering every type of sustainability endeavour from metropolitan Melbourne to rural and regional Victoria. The categories are:

  • Built Environment
  • Community
  • Education
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Protection
  • Government
  • Health
  • Innovative Products or Services
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Large Business

As well as awards in each of these categories, the Premier will personally select two overall winners for the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award.

“We encourage all community or government groups, schools or organisations, small or large businesses with a commitment to sustainability to enter the Awards this year, promote their terrific work and highlight the ways they have benefited,” Mr Krpan said.

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