Winners

The winners of the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards are…

 

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

38 Westbury Street – Green Roof in the City

A motivated and talented group of residents transform their apartment building roof top into a stunning green upstairs backyard – bringing functionality, sustainability, nature and community together – improving quality of lives. more

 

COMMUNITY

Australian Youth Climate Coalition – Switched on Schools Victoria

Building a generation-wide movement by empowering tens of thousands of high school students to engage with climate change and take meaningful action in their communities. more

 

EDUCATION

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

A regional state primary school harnesses the power of community, their student voice and environmental respect to drive inspiring Students Leading Change Sustainability Program. more

 

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Voices of the Valley – Community Support Following the Hazelwood Mine Fire

Voices of the Valley was formed in response to the impacts of the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire. As advocates, they have achieved justice for their community. more

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Geelong Cemeteries Trust – Moonah Memorial Walk at Queenscliff Cemetery

Geelong Cemeteries Trust develops the Moonah Memorial Walk – a carefully planned nature reserve offering unique burial and cremation memorials within a protected coastal woodland. more

 

GOVERNMENT

City of Boroondara on behalf of the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action Councils – Biodiversity Monitoring in Melbourne’s East

Local councils, researchers, agencies and government develop and trial a framework for monitoring biodiversity. more

 

HEALTH

Melbourne Health – Reducing Waste One Dialysis Patient at a Time

Melbourne Health champions a range of waste reduction initiatives to significantly decrease the amount of clinical waste their kidney treatment service produces each year. more

 

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

Solvup  – Building a Global Standard for Sustainable Retail

Victorian-developed technology used by retail stores and call centres encourages 100 per cent lifecycle from all products, leading the sustainable retail return movement. more

 

LARGE BUSINESS

Crown Melbourne – Crown Earth

Crown Earth combines policy, strategy, actions and outcomes that drive commitment to the environment across operations. Employees and contractors all play vital roles. more

 

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

Yarra Valley Estate – Yarra Valley Estate

A wedding, conference and function venue takes a holistic approach to business, achieving impressive sustainability goals and contributing financially to disadvantaged communities. more

 

PREMIER’S REGIONAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Bendigo Sustainability Group – Bendigo Sustainability Group

An active and well connected organisation, building a diverse group of stakeholders that empowers their community to drive sustainability. more

 

PREMIER’S RECOGNITION AWARD

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

A regional state primary school harnesses the power of community, their student voice and environmental respect to drive inspiring Students Leading Change Sustainability Program. more

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