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Victorian Premiers Sustainability Awards announces 30 finalists 

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Finalists announced in the 2016 Premier's Sustainability Awards

Thirty finalists across 10 categories from across Victoria have been announced in this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards.

The quality of this year’s finalists shows that the Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards is one of the most accessible and prestigious programs of its kind.

Sustainability Victoria Chief Executive Stan Krpan congratulated all finalists for their innovative and forward-thinking initiatives.

"This year’s awards attracted an extremely diverse group of sustainability projects.

"It is encouraging to see how many organisations and individuals truly care about their environment and the future of our state," he said.

Finalists will be invited to the Premier's Sustainability Awards ceremony on Thursday 20 October at the Plaza Ballroom where they can meet other like-minded individuals, share inspiring stories and learn more about other sustainable projects.

The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria will personally select two overall winners: the Premier's Regional Recognition Award and the Premier's Recognition Award, both to be presented at the awards ceremony.

Finalists in the 2016 Premier's Sustainability Awards categories are:

Built Environment:

-          38 Westbury Street - Green Roof in the City

-          Energy Action - 747 Collins Street - Breaking the 6 Star NABERS barrier

-          Monash University - Passive House Pioneers

Community:

-       Australian Youth Climate Coalition - Switched on Schools Victoria

-       Bendigo Sustainability Group - Bendigo Sustainability Group

-       Kids In Nature Network - Nature Play Week

Education:

-          CERES Community Environment Park - CERES Education and Training: Teaching all generations for future generations

-          Master Builders Association of Victoria - Master Builders Green Card: Environmental Site Induction

-          Winters Flat Primary School - Students leading change: Winters Flat PS Sustainability Program

Environmental Justice:

-          AMES Australia and Parks Victoria - Werribee Park Community Garden

-          Environment Victoria - Future Powered Families

-          Voices of the Valley - Community support following the Hazelwood Mine Fire

Environmental Protection:

-          Armstrong Creek Development Corporation Joint Venture and GbLA Landscape Architects - Warralily Creek Corridor Rehabilitation Stages 2A-2F

-          Geelong Cemeteries Trust - Moonah Memorial Walk at Queenscliff Cemetery

-          Moonee Valley City Council - Afton Street Wetland and Stormwater Harvesting Scheme

Government:

-          City of Greater Bendigo - Lighting the Regions Partnership

-          City of Boroondara Council on behalf of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action Councils - Biodiversity Monitoring in Melbourne's East

-          Hobsons Bay, Moonee Valley and Maribyrnong City Councils - My Smart Garden

Health:

-          Melbourne Health - Reducing Waste One Dialysis Patient at a Time

-          Vinyl Council of Australia - From Local to Global: PVC Recycling Program

-          Western Health - Environmental Sustainability at Western Health

Innovative Products or Services:

-          Casafico - Polystat Prefabricated Walls

-          Market Forces - Super Switch

-          Solvup TIC Group (Reverse Logistics) - Building a Global Standard for Sustainable Retail

Large Business:

-          Australian Paper - Maryvale Recycling Facility

-          Crown Melbourne - Crown Earth

-          Toyota Motor Corporation Australia - "Last Car = Best Global Car" Environment: At Work, At Home and In the community

Small and Medium Enterprises:

-          Beaconsfield Dental - Beaconsfield Dental

-          Jardan Australia - Jardan

-          Yarra Valley Estate - Yarra Valley Estate.

Visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au for information on the finalists and to purchase tickets to attend the awards.

For media information, contact Cath Newell on 0423 587 478.

 

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