Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Victorian businesses, schools, government and community groups who are leading the way in sustainability can now apply to enter the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing today urged leaders in sustainability in the region to enter the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards to promote their work helping to improve and protect the environment.

For the first time community groups or individuals can enter a new category that celebrates the positive impact of environmental volunteering.

Schools, businesses and community groups across Eastern Victoria have a lot to be proud of when it comes to sustainability – this new category acknowledges and celebrates our volunteer sustainability trailblazers.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

  • Built Environment
  • Community
  • Education
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Volunteering
  • Government
  • Health
  • Innovative Products or Services
  • Small to Medium Sized Businesses
  • Large Business

The Awards highlight the leading-edge sustainability work that many Victorians undertake every day, helping to inspire greater action and reduce the effects of climate change in innovative and practical ways.

Entries in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards close on Thursday 13 June, 2019. Visit the website for further information.

Quote attributable Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“The Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognise Victoria’s commitment to championing practical sustainability action and inspiring others to do more to care for our environment.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

“Eastern Victoria is home to countless businesses, organisations, groups and individuals who champion sustainability in all that they do, and these awards are a wonderful way to recognise and celebrate their hard work, passion, and innovation.”

“This year’s awards have a category for everyone and I encourage groups and volunteers across Eastern Victoria to get involved and to continue the momentum that continues to grow around local and community sustainability.”