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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Search is on for Queensland’s inspiring environmental achievers

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Search is on for Queensland’s inspiring environmental achievers

    Queensland’s environment and sustainability champions still have time to meet the 15 July deadline to nominate for the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the awards, now in their seventh year, recognised excellence in sustainability, innovation and eco-efficiency.

    “These awards celebrate the achievements of those individuals and business, community and school groups that are leading the way in environmental best practice,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “Finalists and winners will be recognised for their efforts in delivering innovative programs, products and services that help protect our environment and deliver better outcomes for Queenslanders.”

    Nominations are encouraged from Queensland businesses, individuals, rural landholders, community, schools, not-for-profit organisations and local government.

    “All Queenslanders have an important role to play in helping to mitigate the effects of climate change,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “By embracing innovation and a more sustainable approach in the way we do business and how we live our everyday lives we can all help protect Queensland’s unique environment.”

    Applications can be completed online at www.ehp.qld.gov.au/premiersawards or by phoning

    (07) 3339 5873.

     

    Award categories include:

    Built Environment (supported byCitySmart)

    Business Eco-efficiency (sponsored by Carlton & United Breweries)

    Community (sponsored by Queensland Water and Land Carers)

    Innovation in Sustainable Technologies (sponsored by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland)

    Rural (sponsored by Nugrow)

    Small Business (sponsored by Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games)

    Minister’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability (sponsored by Glencore)

    Sustainable Heritage (sponsored by Queensland Heritage Council)

    Sustainability in Education (supported by University of Southern Queensland)

    Young Achievers (sponsored by Queensland University of Technology)

     

    Category winners be announced on Thursday 17 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and receive $2500 to support their ongoing sustainability projects.

    Network Ten Brisbane is also the proud media partner of the 2016 awards and will continue to play a key role in promoting the importance of environmental sustainability to a wide Queensland audience.

    For further media enquiries contact Media Services on (07) 3339 5831 or email media@ehp.qld.gov.au

     

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