TAS EPA calls for Sustainability Award nominations

Tasmania’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for nominations for this year’s EPA Sustainability Award.

The award is one of several categories of the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards, which are designed to recognise individuals, organisations and groups that are making a difference in their local communities and across the state.

Wes Ford, EPA Director, said the Sustainability Award recognises the practical efforts being made in the Tasmanian community towards sustainability.

“The award is open to Tasmanian businesses, groups and organisations that have developed and implemented clean production initiatives and sustainable practices,” he said.

​“We are interested in showcasing projects and initiatives that have delivered measurable improvements in preventing pollution, conserving energy and water, minimising waste, and maximising resource efficiency.”

The University of Tasmania won the 2021 EPA Sustainability Award for its commitment to recycling and waste minimisation. The university introduced an action plan to engage its community in resource recovery and reducing waste to landfill, as well as delivered new buildings with in-built ‘deconstructability’ in mind.

Other previous winners include Neville Smith Forest Products (2020), Lion Dairy & Drinks (2019), Clean Rivers and Fert$mart Partners (2018), Hobart City Council (2017), Botanical Resources Australia and Greenhams Tasmania (2016), Veolia (2015), Hazell Bros Group, (2014) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (2013).

Nominations for the 2022 award are open until Tuesday, 9 August. Winners will be announced at a gala presentation in October.

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