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September 16, 2020

NSW’s most sustainable projects vie for Green Globe Awards

The winners of the New South Wales government’s 2013 Green Globe Awards will be announced next week at a ceremony held at Parliament House.

The Green Globe Awards recognise environmental excellence, leadership and innovation in NSW. The 37 finalists from 14 categories have been announced ahead of a winner’s ceremony on September 24, 2013.

Robyn Parker, NSW Minister for the Environment, congratulated all the finalists. The projects demonstrate ways in which we can all live and work more sustainably she said.

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Above: Hon. Robyn Parker, Minister for the Environment with the 2012 finalists.

“The awards not only celebrate the high calibre of environmental initiatives in NSW, they also build partnerships in the sustainability community,” she said.

“This is the first year that we have run a Heritage Sustainability Award that recognises organisations who have struck the right balance between preserving our heritage and adopting innovative sustainability practises,” she said.

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Above: Australian Technology Park are finalists in the inaugural Heritage Sustainability Award.

The Australian Technology Park has been recognised for its efforts maintaining the 130-year old Locomotive Workshop Building. It is now an environmentally sustainable office and function space.

While the Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage building, has embedded sustainability through bespoke energy efficient lighting, recycling systems and sustainable event management, she said.

A finalist from the regional category was Renewable Recyclers, a not-for-profit organisation that works with people diagnosed with a mental health issue. The business reduces, reuses and recycles electronic waste (e-waste), creating green jobs and training opportunities for people with barriers to mainstream employment in the Illawarra region.

For more information on finalists and the awards checkout their website.

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