The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards have now opened for entries, with Victorian businesses, schools and community groups encouraged to demonstrate their efforts to stop the effects of climate change.

CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Stan Krpan, said, “The annual Premier’s Sustainability Awards are the most prestigious awards program of their kind in Victoria and are a terrific showcase of leading edge sustainability practices.”

“Through these awards, we proudly showcase the businesses, government, schools, institutions and community groups who are leading the way, helping to stop the effects of climate change, developing more integrated circular economies, and creating a more liveable, engaged, prosperous community for us all.

“Now is the time to act. Let’s show the world how Victorians are leading the way in sustainability.”

The 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards include categories to showcase every type of sustainability endeavour. They are Built Environment, Community, Education, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection, Environmental Volunteering, Government, Health, Innovative Products or Services, Small to Medium Sized Businesses and Large Business.

2018 winners included:

  • Gannawarra Shire Council for a large-scale solar farm and battery storage project that will not only transform the municipality, but also provide a high level of financial and environmental sustainability
  • City of Melbourne, City of Moreland, City of Port Phillip and City of Yarra for the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) which enables cities, corporations and institutions to take an active role in securing renewable electricity supply and reducing emissions
  • Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation for negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding with Dja Dja Wurrung within the South West Loddon Pipeline Project, laying the foundation for a cooperative partnership that will continue to benefit both parties into the future

Entries for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards close on Thursday 13 June.

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