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War on Waste wins Australia’s foremost sustainability award

War on Waste wins Australia’s foremost sustainability award War on Waste has won the highest Banksia Sustainability honour in Australia, the Gold Banksia Sustainability Award which recognises the ‘best of the best’ of all Banksia Sustainability award winners in 2017. The Banksia judges said that the ABC TV series, produced by KEO Films Australia, “created a groundswell of interest that soon turned to a tidal wave of action. It designed an innovative, winning formula that combined a credible yet relatable host that presented the facts in a way that made the issues feel real, relatable, and local to the viewers”. The program reached a massive 2.6 million people, which is comparable to the footy… on a finals night. The Banksia Sustainability awards are run by the Banksia Foundation, which has been bringing together the most innovative and effective people in sustainability in Australia and are Australia’s leading sustainability awards and...
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39 award-worthy sustainability ideas announced

Finalists have been announced for the 2017 Banksia Sustainability Awards, the world’s longest running and most prestigious Australian sustainability awards covering 11 categories from Large Business Sustainability through to Sustainable Cities and Indigenous Leadership. Banksia Foundation CEO Graz van Egmond said. “The judges were delighted to review such diverse and disruptive thinking high-quality projects.” “This year has been challenging yet exciting to judge a wide range of extremely competitive entrants, but we were able to narrow down the list to 39 finalists across 11 categories.” Entrants were nominated for a range of topics from socially and environmentally sound furniture (Winya) through to beer produced to environmental and social standards (Stone & Wood Brewing Co). And making an appearance to disrupt the energy market is Eden, producing world-first nano-filtration devices which provide low cost, off-grid energy solutions. The prestigious awards are run by the Banksia Foundation, which has been bringing together...
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Banksia welcomes new Chair- Professor Kate Auty

Banksia welcomes new Chair- Professor Kate Auty Banksia would like to express a warm welcome to our new Chair – Professor Kate Auty, in joining our team. Professor Auty joins Banksia on the eve of our 30th Anniversary. We are really looking forward to Professor Auty’s experience and leadership in building on Banksia’s legacy towards our next 30 years. ‘Banksia Foundation’s reputation as Australia’s preeminent environmental awards program over the past 30 years has been a testament to the links its CEO and Board have developed with the business, government and community sectors. Like all innovators, the Foundation recognises the need to work with these sectors in a changing economic and environmental landscape.  I am delighted to be joining the Board at a time when the Foundation seeks to carve out new and exciting opportunities to celebrate the cutting edge work which Australian companies, governments and communities already undertake as...
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An Insight into Banksia Judging from our Chair Judge Geoff Mabbett

An Insight into Banksia Judging from our Chair Judge Geoff Mabbett Australia is on the Sustainability Path. How do I know this? As Chair of the Banksia Judging Audit Panel I am witness to the best Australia has to offer in sustainability innovations and improvements.  And each year I have seen the value that this significant reward and recognition platform that is the Banksia’s has provided to participants for the past 29 years. And what many may not know is what goes on within the Banksia judging process to create the transparency and thoroughness that the Awards’ judging process has become. The Banksia four-tier judging process is based on nearly three decades of experience, and each year we review our processes to adapt the judging further. Most participants find the value of entering is not only to achieve recognition, but also through the valuable feedback that every entrant receives. This has...
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