SV urges entries for VIC Sustainability Awards.

SV urges entries for VIC Sustainability Awards.

As the deadline looms to enter the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Sustainability Victoria’s CEO is highlighting the benefits of taking part.

The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards is now in its 14th year, recognise and reward projects happening across all industry, business and community around Victoria that protect and enhance the environment.

Stan Krpan has encouraged businesses, community groups, the building sector, educational institutions, health services, individuals and government at all levels to submit award entries and share their stories.

“Year on year, entrants tell us that the Awards are a great opportunity to get their sustainability story heard,” Mr Krpan said.

“Entering the Awards is a worthwhile and important exercise to reflect on your achievements, and with a few weeks to go, it’s not too late to start an entry,”

Categories include Built Environment, Community, Education, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection, Government, Health, Innovative Products or Services, Small and Medium Enterprises and Large Business.

Among last year’s winners was Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group and Moira Shire Council for their project to introduce kerbside collections for household garden and food organic waste.

Finalists will be announced on 29 August and then invited to attend the awards event on Thursday 20 October – a valuable platform to network and meet other sustainability leaders.

Entries for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards close at 5pm on Monday 27 June. Sustainability Victoria is holding an information session on Thursday 9 June to offer guidance on category eligibility, how to write a competitive entry, the entry process and benefits of entering. Entry and timeline information is on the Awards website.

Photo shows Moira Shire Councillor, Wendy Buck, who accepted the 2015 Government Award from the then Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville.

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