Environmental Justice

Demonstrated leadership to ensure the fair treatment of disadvantaged members of the community through their active participation in environmental justice initiatives.

 

Eligible entries:

Projects, programs, individuals or groups that engage in environmental justice activities.

For this category, environmental justice is defined as ensuring:

– Environmental benefits and harms are distributed fairly

– Affected communities are able to participate in the decision-making process.

 

Eligible entries include initiatives that could have been undertaken by:

– Individuals

– Community groups

– Businesses

– Organisations

– Government

 

Entry requirements:

– Entry needs to comply with the eligibility requirements for the selected category, as per above

– The majority of demonstrable results must have occurred during the calendar year of 2016

– If started prior to 2016, major new initiatives or significant differences must have occurred during 2016

– The demonstrable activities and results associated with the entry must be within Victoria.