2018 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced, global goals showcased

Download Press Release 2018 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced, global goals showcased Marine protection, sharing economies, green buildings, Indigenous employment and climate action feature strongly in this year’s crop of Banksia Sustainability Awards finalists.   The Banksia Foundation today announced the shortlist for the awards, which spans 10 categories and celebrates businesses, communities, individuals and governments that are driving change.   The finalists include: An Indigenous enterprise giving unwanted office furniture a new life Beer drinkers raising funds for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef A film sharing the plight of our oceans with a global audience An online platform supporting collaboration on sustainability issues A share shed lending household items to its members.   Winners for each category will be announced at the Banksia Sustainability Awards gala ceremony in Melbourne on 29 November 2018, including the special Gold Award and Minister’s Award.   The Banksia Sustainability Awards are...
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Welcome to Banksia’s 30th Anniversary

Download Press Release Welcome to Banksia’s 30th Anniversary The first Banksia Awards Program stated our purpose in presenting the awards “to support, foster and inspire people to adopt a lifestyle that makes careful, sensitive and environmentally sound use of the earth’s natural resources” 30 years onwards the Banksia Awards will support, foster and inspire people under the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our world has changed dramatically in 30 years and our understanding of a better future for the whole world has extended significantly from just protecting the earth’s natural resources. Our concept of good business practice, responsible leadership, innovative development and social responsibility and a social conscience has evolved from our original mantra. Banksia has seen this change throughout all our partners, stakeholders and community. It may be ambitious in tackling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the Banksia Awards. However, we know that this initiative gives governments, the private...
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War on Waste wins Australia’s foremost sustainability award

Download Press Release 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...
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39 award-worthy sustainability ideas announced

Download Press Release 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...
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Banksia welcomes new Chair- Professor Kate Auty

Download Press Release 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...
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