Nominations open for 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Nominations for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards are now open, with calls being made for individuals, businesses, industries, schools and community groups who have adopted sustainable business practices to nominate. 

Premier Campbell Newman said the awards celebrate those who are working to reduce our impact on the planet, strengthen our economy, and maintain our enviable Queensland lifestyle.

“There are people in our local communities tackling the challenge of securing our sustainable future head on, and now is the time for them to nominate for the 2014 awards and share their achievements.”

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said each category award winner would receive $2,500 to support ongoing or future sustainability projects.

“The Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognise better waste management and recycling practices, efficient use of water, reduction of energy, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action,” Mr Powell said.

Award categories include Built Environment, Business Eco-efficiency, Community, Innovation in Sustainable Technologies, Rural, Small Business, the Minister’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability, Sustainability in Education, and for the first time, Sustainable Heritage.

“In addition to the nine award categories, the pinnacle award, the Premier’s Award, will be presented to an individual or group who have made an outstanding contribution to promoting and advancing sustainability in Queensland,” Powell said.

Nominations close 14 March 2014 and the awards presentation will take place on Friday 30 May 2014 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More information about the awards and an online application form can be found at www.ehp.qld.gov.au/premiersawards