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2005 BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRY AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRY AWARD

Bengalla Mining Company’s Culture of Sustainability, NSW

By integrating the principles of sustainability into the way it does business, Bengalla Mining Company (managed by Coal and Allied) has become an industry leader and an employer of choice, delivering innovative solutions that go well beyond statutory compliance and are fully supported by the Upper Hunter community.

Finalists:

  • Comalco Alumina Refinery – QLD
  • Dominion Mining Limited – Challenger Gold Project – SA

2005 BANKSIA GOLD AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA GOLD AWARD

Different Cars, Same Colour, mecu GoGreen Car Loan, VIC

mecus goGreen®  Car Loan offers reduced interest rates according to the Greenhouse Rating and age of a vehicle. Additionally, to reduce the environmental impact of the loan, mecu offsets 100% of the cars CO2 emissions throughout the life of the loan by planting 17 native trees annually in the Murray Darling Basin.

2005 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY & LEADERSHIP AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY & LEADERSHIP AWARD

Sustaining Excellence at Toyota Australia, VIC

Toyota Australia has taken another step in its journey towards sustainability.
Continuous improvement in vehicle manufacturing has yielded benefits in all environmental indicators. and partnerships with community organisations are ensuring that Toyota Australias support for the environment extends far beyond its core business operations

Finalists:

  • Business of the Environment:  The Westpac Way – NSW
  • ECO Certification: Driving Environmental Excellence and Innovation in Ecotourism
  • Gumnut Awards – Going for Gold – NSW
  • Investa Property Group – NSW
  • Relentless Pursuit of the Shrinking Environmental Footprint – Australian Arrow – VIC
  • The Food Forest – a model for sustainability – SA
  • Voyages Ayers Rock Resort “Sustainable Voyages Towards Tomorrow” – NT

2005 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AND SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AND SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Different Cars, Same Colour- menu goGreen Car Loan, VIC

mecus goGreen®  Car Loan offers reduced interest rates according to the Greenhouse Rating and age of a vehicle. Additionally, to reduce the environmental impact of the loan, mecu offsets 100% of the cars CO2 emissions throughout the life of the loan by planting 17 native trees annually in the Murray Darling Basin.

Finalists:

  • eTree:  helping shareholders contribute to a more sustainable future – VIC
  • VicSuper: making a long-term investment in a sustainable future VIC

2005 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AWARD

The Puzzle of Sustainable Commercial Development: National @ Docklands, VIC

National@Docklands is an innovative example of commitment to creating a sustainable workplace. It is the outcome of partnerships between the owner, designers, developer, occupant and property management contractors. It is an Australian as built leader demonstrating the contribution that sustainable commercial building can make to the protection.

Finalists:

  • Canberra International Airport – ACT
  • DPI Queenscliff – A Sustainable Building for a Sustainable Future in Marine Research – VIC
  • Naragebup:  A Sustainability Icon – WA
  • The EcoHouse Project – VIC

2005 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING COASTAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING COASTAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

Living on the Edge, VIC

Living on the Edge CD and website seeks to inspire and educate its audience, to foster a desire amongst the community and visitors to the area and to protect and conserve the biodiversity and integrity of the Barwon Bluff Marine

Finalists:

  • Bunbury Senior High School – WA
  • Pilbara LNG Project Site Selection – WA
  • Shell Coastal Volunteers – VIC

2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION & TRAINING AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION & TRAINING AWARD

The Natural Advantage of Nations- Book and Training Initiatives, SA

The Natural Edge Project, driven by a small group of young Australian engineers and scientists, has recently released The Natural Advantage of Nations, an internationally supported and comprehensive publication to assist whole nations in moving towards sustainability. Based on this publication, a number of unique educational programs have been developed to assist engineers, business people and policy makers in delivering truly sustainable solutions for Australia.

Finalists:

  • Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative – VIC / NSW
  • Clearwater Program – VIC
  • Ecospecifier – QLD
  • GreenPlumbers®  – The New Generation Plumber – VIC
  • Houses of the Future – NSW
  • It’s Fun, It’s Science, It Helps the Environment – VIC
  • Sustainability Begins at Home – NSW

2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING BUSH, LAND AND WATERWAYS AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING BUSH, LAND AND WATERWAYS AWARD

Bush for Life: Training and Supporting Volunteers to care for Bushland, SA

The Bush For Life program was established in 1994 to protect South Australias remnant native vegetation. The program trains and resources 700 community volunteers to work on 2,500ha of significant remnant vegetation for the conservation of vital habitat and restoration of ecological processes.

Finalists:

  • Borrell-a-kandelop – VIC
  • Envirocare – WA
  • Point Fraser Demonstration Wetland Stage 1 – WA
  • Restoring Australia’s Arid Lands – SA
  • Revive Southern Rivers Wetlands Program – VIC
  • The Upper Hunter River Rehabilitation Initiative – NSW
     

2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES AWARD

SLIVER Cells-a breakthrough in Solar Technology- ANU & Origin Energy, ACT

SLIVER solar cells were invented at the Australian National University in a research collaboration with Origin Energy who own and are commercialising the technology.  SLIVER technology is a beyond the square breakthrough giving economic, efficiency, weight, flexibility and transparency advantages over conventional photovoltaic technologies and improving the economic and environmental competitiveness of solar against fossil fuel technologies.

Finalists:

  • City to Soil – NSW
  • Energy Australia’s Tomaree Electricity Supply Upgrade Project – NSW
  • FPE Seawall Alliance – A Foundation for Sustainability – QLD
  • Karkarook Park – VIC

2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries, Media Communications, VIC

In November 2002 Victoria created a world first system of Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries. Recognising community stewardship is critical to their long term success, Parks Victoria developed an innovative communications campaign to raise awareness and engage the Victorian community, especially the leaders of our next generation -Victorian school

Finalists:

  • “City Limits: Australia’s Urban Water Crisis” ABC’s Four Corners Programme and Broadband Edition, NSW
  • Conservation Connect, VIC
  • Eco Voice, the Environment Newspaper, SA

2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

 2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

Men of the Trees WA Inc., WA

Men of the Trees WA, a volunteer based not-for-profit organisation, has planted over eight million trees in Western Australia in the past 25 years. 
Winners of the SGIO Community Achievement Award in 2004, Men of the Trees have instigated community activities to restore degraded land through numerous revegetation projects.

Finalists:

  • International River Health Program – VIC
  • Learning to Love Mistletoe – SA
  • The Marine Team – SA

2005 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

   2005 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

Fuelling the Future- Driving Sustainable Transport Energy in Western Australia, WA

The EcoBus trial is one of the broadest and most collaborative partnerships ever undertaken by a Western Australian Government.  The EcoBus project is operating the only fuel cell vehicles in the southern hemisphere and has established a unique human and built infrastructure which can act as a blueprint for the rest of Australia and other nations

Finalists:

  • City to Soil – NSW
  • ECO Buy – Transforming Purchasing Through Education – VIC
  • EcoRecycle Victoria – VIC
  • Leading in a Changed Environment:  Fire Recovery in the Alps – VIC

2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL SECTOR AWARD

   2005 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE RURAL SECTOR AWARD

Sustainabiity through Open Inquiry at Random Valley, WA

Random Valley is a certified organic family farm in Karridale Western Australia growing grapes, flowers,  cattle and snails and  producing certified organic wine under contract.   The farm uses a collaborative group of individuals and agencies willing  to assist in creating  sustainable strategies that are synthetic-chemical free, scientific, monitored and documented

Finalists:

  • Gurra Downs – SA
  • SunSalt – VIC
  • The Cape Otway Centre for Conservation Ecology – VIC