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June 11, 2015

2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve, SA Gluepot Reserve is Australia’s largest community owned and managed conservation reserve. Situated 64 km from the River Murray in South Australia’s Riverland, the reserve is managed and operated entirely by volunteers. Some 54,000 ha in size, it is part of the largest block of intact mallee left in Australia and is home to 17 nationally threatened species of birds. There are few areas in the world that support such a concentration of threatened species. By combining the three elements of: biodiversity conservation, enhancement and management; scientific research and monitoring and sustainable ecotourism, Gluepot has taken conservation management into a new era, by providing an international model to show that sustainable multi-use of the landscape is both feasible and desirable. Finalists: A Journey of Belief, Making ICM Work, Pat Hart, WA Alex Campbell, QLD Beenup Interactive Community Consultation, WA...
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2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN INFRASTRUCTURE & SERVICES AWARD Douglas Shire Council, QLD The Douglas Shire Council is a working example of an organisation seeking to be sustainable by aiming at maintaining a healthy economy, vibrant communities and a thriving biophysical environment. The Douglas Shire Council is a small rural region on the coastline of North East Australia. It is the only place in the World where two World Heritage areas meet: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland. Nearly 80% of the Shire is World Heritage listed. Its economy is built on a relatively new tourism industry and an established agriculture sector. The Shire accommodates a million visitors a year and produces a million tonnes of sugar cane, cattle and a variety of fruit crops. It also has one of the oldest intact surviving indigenous communities in the world, the Kuku Yalanji. The Shire Council...
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2003 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA GOVERNMENT LEADING BY EXAMPLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE AWARD Solar in Schools – Sustainable Energy Development Authority, NSW Solar In Schools brings clean energy to schools in NSW. Each school receives their own solar power system, and teaching resources that reinforce the relationship between energy and the environment. More than 20000 school children in 43 NSW Solar Schools are now learning about renewable energy, energy efficiency and global warming in a way that is fun, easy and hands-on. Think Global, Act Local ? Solar in Schools provides a local solution to the global problem of climate change in a way that benefits the community and local businesses. Leadership ? Students in Solar Schools lead the community by example by encouraging the sustainable production and use of energy. The Future ? Solar in Schools educates the energy users of tomorrow to make informed choices that care for the planet. Finalists:...
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2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNICATION AWARD

 2003 BANKSIA ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD ‘Your Home?’ Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, The Australian Greenhouse Office, NSW Your Home is a comprehensive and highly accessible guide that encourages and supports a mainstream Australian audience to take a more sustainable approach to the design, renovation and operation of their homes. Its objective is to reduce the significant detrimental impact of the Australian housing sector on the natural environment. Your Home consists of two linked parts: Introductory Consumer Guide Technical Manual The package has been extraordinarily successful since its launch in August 2001, with over 125,000 copies distributed to the general public and 17,000 copies distributed to building industry members. By December 2002 the Your Home website had received over 1 million hits. Your Home has received mainstream media coverage and has been adopted by building industry organisations and tertiary institutions as an integral component of the training...
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