|Introduction and History|
The Banksia Foundation, established in 1989, is a national not-for-profit organisation that promotes environmental excellence and sustainability through its Awards program and other associated events. The Banksia Sustainability Awards are regarded as the most prestigious environmental awards in Australia. Previously, Banksia Awards organised the Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year Award, the Environment Minister's Young Environmentalist of the Year Award and the Mercedes-Benz Environmental Research Award. In 2009, the Foundation took over management of the Brian Robinson Fellowship and in 2012 partnered with GE to recognise individual leadership and innovation through the GE Eco Innovation Award.
The Banksia Foundation was founded by a diverse group of 44 Australians who shared a common goal to do more to support and recognise members of the community for their positive contribution to the environment.
The Foundation is run by a small but dedicated body of staff, based in Melbourne, overseen by a national Board of Management and supported by a group of committed Judges, an excellent group of consultants and of course our supporters who continue to provide the all necessary funding to run our programs.
The mission statement for the organisation is:
Achieving a Sustainable Australia through:
**renamed for 2008 program - Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award
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