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Green Globe Awards 2017

New South Wales, Australia – A diverse range of innovative projects from across the state have been highlighted in this year’s winning line-up for the Green Globe Awards. Hashtag: #GreenGlobeAwards


Sydney Institute of Marine Science (and UNSW) is the winner of the 2017 #greenglobeawards Natural Environment Award. Their innovative project Operation Crayweed has reversed the extinction of large brown crayweed seaweed; helping to raise awareness and preserve our magnificent underwater forests. Learn more here https://goo.gl/5o94uZ

The City of Sydney’s sustainability programs team picked up the 2017 #greenglobeawards Built Environment Award! The council’s Smart Green Apartments program is the most comprehensive of its type in Australia. The project works with residents of high-rise apartment buildings to save money and energy use. Read more here:https://goo.gl/ZwYUC3

Big congratulations to Stucco – winner of the 2017 #greenglobeawardsCommunity Leadership Award. Stucco were awarded for the first successful installation of a solar-plus-storage renewable power system in an Australian apartment block. Read more here https://goo.gl/1xnJhx

Congratulations to Enova Community Energy – winner of the 2017 #greenglobeawards Regional Sustainability Award. It was great to have such strong representation from across NSW with a third of our finalists from regional areas.

Huge congratulations to Stone and Wood Co, who scooped both the Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence and Business Leadership Award at the 2017 Green Globe Awards last night.

Stone and Wood Co. were awarded for being environmental and community leaders and are a fantastic example of how to improve resource efficiency through local partnerships.


Office of Environment and Heritage Chief Executive Anthony Lean said the varied projects are helping ensure NSW builds the most sustainable future possible.

“I’m inspired by the pioneering projects and the dedicated people and organisations across our state who are committed to driving us towards a better future for our planet and the next generation, Mr Lean said.

Stone and Wood Brewing Co based in Byron Bay scooped both the Business Leadership Award and the prestigious Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence this year.

“Stone and Wood has built sustainability into their core operations from the ground up,” he said.

“They’re not only producing beer in the most sustainable way but they’re also raising awareness and educating others in their sector about what’s achievable.

“The team from Stone and Wood also works within their local community on environmental, economic and social sustainability issues,” he said.

The Sustainability Champion Award went to Alexandra Iljadica for her Youth Food Movement initiative which is connecting and equipping young people with the skills needed to address pressing food environment challenges.

“Alexandra’s story is one of outstanding leadership in setting up an organisation from scratch and mobilising a vibrant network of skills-sharing and collaboration, creating Australia’s only youth-led food organisation,” Mr Lean said.

Australia’s first community owned renewable energy retailer Enova Community Energy received the Regional Sustainability Award, while 24-year-old Anna Jane Linke is 2017’s Young Sustainability Champion.

“Both are very deserving winners and are a credit to their communities,” he said.

“Anna Jane is the leader of her very own costal rubbish revolution, filling a gap with her Seaside Scavenge initiative.

“She’s making a real difference reducing coastal waste and pollution while changing behaviour through practical environmental solutions.

“Enova Community Energy is also breaking new ground with its inspiring business model which is maximising local job creation and recycling 50 per cent of its profits back into the community,” Mr Lean said.

An independent panel of sustainability experts selected this year’s winners who were presented last night at an event at the Art Gallery of NSW.

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton hosted the Awards and the Master of Ceremonies was sustainability champion and award-winning journalist Indira Naidoo.

For further details about all the winners, the projects and their locations please visit: Green Globe Awards.

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