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12 04, 2022

The Blue Tribe Company

What do you get when you mix in some reality TV celebrities, the latest in behavioural science insights, and a mission to transform the sustainability performance of the entire housing industry? You get the new lifestyle TV show, Renovate or Rebuild, that aims to crack open sustainable building options to a broad audience. Read More

24 02, 2022

Degnan Constructions

Degnan’s vision was to deliver a project that set a new benchmark for innovation in rail infrastructure, focusing on sustainable design concepts seamlessly integrated into the fabric of the station. They conceived a solution where the source of renewable energy could be integrated into an essential piece of infrastructure for the Como Train Station upgrade.

24 02, 2022

Sydney Institute of Marine Science

Sydney Institute of Marine Science worked with Reef Design Lab 3D printing technology to recreate the pits, crevices and pools of natural shorelines on modular panels. The panels, which can be manufactured from upcycled materials, are then fitted to new or existing marine developments in customisable mosaics to create Living Seawalls.

24 02, 2022

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort achieved their 100% renewable energy goal through the installation of the Hybrid Solar Power Station, plus over 1000 solar panels and over 250 batteries throughout the resort. These work harmoniously to supply clean and renewable energy for all staff and guests who occupy the resort.

24 02, 2022

Primary and Community Care Services Ltd

Primary & Community Care Services is dedicated to delivering positive outcomes in the health and social welfare sectors. They provide a comprehensive range of mental health and psychosocial support services for people with mental illness across Australia, working in partnership with governments, health services and community groups.

14 10, 2021

Award Fee

SUBMIT ENTRY Community groups must obtain eligibility for this entry fee from The Banksia Foundation before submission. A FEE APPLIES FOR EACH AWARD ENTERED. PLEASE PAY YOUR FEE WHEN YOU ENTER YOUR SUBMISSION. PAYMENT OPTIONS Payment options are outlined in the Entry Kit. Pay online or via Credit Card. Read More

15 06, 2021

2020 Award Program

Read about our 2020 Banksia Sustainability Award Winners and Finalists in Australia's Sustainability Success Stories.   DOWNLOAD

25 05, 2021

2020 Banksia Sustainability Award Finalist Shine Light on Waste

SHINE LIGHT ON WASTER Reducing waste, repurposing goods and closing loops have emerged as themes among the 33 finalists in Australia’s longest running and most prestigious sustainability awards. The Banksia Foundation has today announced the shortlist for the awards, which spans 10 categories and celebrates sustainable development by businesses, communities, individuals and governments. “After what has been an extremely challenging Read More

25 05, 2021

2020 Banksia Sustainability Award Finalists

FINALISTS Banksia Small Business Finalists eWater Systems Pty Ltd, VIC Green Eco Technologies, VIC Piping Hot Australia, NSW PumpFree Energy, NSW Reef Ecologic in partnership with Museum of Underwater Art, Tropwater (James Cook University), QLD Unsurpassed Australian Grown Bio Nutrients Limited, NSW Yume Food, VIC Banksia Medium Business Finalists Arkadia by Breathe Architecture in partnership with DKO Architecture and Read More

17 03, 2021

Upcycling waste celebrated at Australia’s top sustainability award

Upcycling waste celebrated at Australia’s top sustainability award A company that has reimagined the value of waste from water and sewerage has won gold at Australia’s longest running and most prestigious sustainability awards. Icon Water, which supplies water and sewerage services to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), took home the Gold Banksia Award at an online event for the Read More

8 03, 2021

2020 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists

2020 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists Banksia Small Business Finalists eWater Systems Pty Ltd, VIC Green Eco Technologies, VIC Piping Hot Australia, NSW PumpFree Energy, NSW Reef Ecologic in partnership with Museum of Underwater Art, Tropwater (James Cook University), QLD Unsurpassed Australian Grown Bio Nutrients Limited, NSW Yume Food, VIC Banksia Medium Business Finalists Arkadia by Breathe Architecture in partnership with DKO Architecture and Oculus, VIC How Read More

10 02, 2021

Banksia Sustainability Award finalists shine light on waste

Banksia Sustainability Award finalists shine light on waste Reducing waste, repurposing goods and closing loops have emerged as themes among the 33 finalists in Australia’s longest running and most prestigious sustainability awards. The Banksia Foundation has today announced the shortlist for the awards, which spans 10 categories and celebrates sustainable deve Save lopment by businesses, communities, individuals and governments. Read More

19 05, 2020

Australia’s biggest sustainability celebration will forge ahead, with an extended entry deadline

Australia’s biggest sustainability celebration will forge ahead, with an extended entry deadline The Banksia Foundation’s 2020 Banksia Sustainability Awards will be the single, major sustainability awards in Australia during 2020. “Not even the biggest disruption to the global economy in 100 years can undo the most prestigious and longest-running sustainability awards in Australia,” says Banksia Foundation CEO Graz van Egmond. The closing date Read More

17 03, 2020

Medium business: thinking big and small

Medium business: thinking big and small While often grouped with small business as part of the “SME” cohort, medium business has its own important part to play in sustainable development.If small business is the roots of sustainability, with its capacity for impact control, and large business is the treetop, able to scale its impact and influence over others, then Read More

4 12, 2019

Winner of Australia’s leading sustainability award spotlights SDGs

Winner of Australia’s leading sustainability award spotlights SDGs  A social, not-for-profit enterprise enabling progress towards 15 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has won gold at Australia’s foremost sustainability awards. The 2019 Banksia Gold Award was won by Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) at the Banksia Sustainability Awards ceremony in Sydney last night. ISCA is a member Read More

3 10, 2019

2019 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced, global goals showcased

2019 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced, global goals showcased 2019 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced, global goals showcased Marine protection, sharing economies, green buildings, Indigenous employment and climate action feature strongly in the crop of finalists in the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards. The Banksia Foundation has today announced the shortlist for the awards, which spans 10 categories and celebrates Read More

25 08, 2019

Australia’s biggest sustainability celebration will forge ahead with an extended entry deadline

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST SUSTAINABILITY CELEBRATION WILL FORGE AHEAD, WITH AN EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE The Banksia Foundation’s 2020 Banksia Sustainability Awards will be the single, major sustainability awards in Australia during 2020. “Not even the biggest disruption to the global economy in 100 years can undo the most prestigious and longest-running sustainability awards in Australia,” says Banksia Foundation CEO Read More

25 08, 2019

Australia’s biggest sustainability celebration will forge ahead with an extended entry deadline

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST SUSTAINABILITY CELEBRATION WILL FORGE AHEAD, WITH AN EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE The Banksia Foundation’s 2020 Banksia Sustainability Awards will be the single, major sustainability awards in Australia during 2020. “Not even the biggest disruption to the global economy in 100 years can undo the most prestigious and longest-running sustainability awards in Australia,” says Banksia Foundation CEO Read More

5 07, 2019

Banksia Foundation CEO inspires 90 young professionals and guests at the 10th edition of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge

2019 BANKSIA SMALL BUSINESS AWARD Banksia Foundation CEO inspires 90 young professionals and guests at the 10th edition of the Nudge Global Impact ChallengeBanksia Foundation CEO Graz van Egmond will be warmly welcomed as the first keynote speaker at the kickoff event of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2019, on 21 October 2019. Being an expert in empowering sustainable Read More

25 05, 2019

2019 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced global goals showcased

2019 BANKSIA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED, GLOBAL GOALS SHOWCASED Marine protection, sharing economies, green buildings, Indigenous employment and climate action feature strongly in the crop of finalists in the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards. The Banksia Foundation has today announced the shortlist for the awards, which spans 10 categories and celebrates sustainable development by businesses, communities, individuals and governments. Read More

25 05, 2019

Medium business: thinking big and small

MEDIUM BUSINESS: THINKING BIG AND SMALL While often grouped with small business as part of the “SME” cohort, medium business has its own important part to play in sustainable development. If small business is the roots of sustainability, with its capacity for impact control, and large business is the treetop, able to scale its impact and influence over others, Read More

30 11, 2018

Bright sparks shortlisted to tackle Australia’s traffic congestion

Bright sparks shortlisted to tackle Australia’s traffic congestion A ridesharing app, designated car spaces, commuter matchmaking and business networking opportunities are some of the creative carpooling ideas in the running for the $15,000 Banksia Ignite Enabler challenge. The Banksia Foundation, together with Transurban, has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Banksia Ignite Enabler challenge, which aims to generate crowd-sourced Read More

30 11, 2018

Lord Howe Island biodiversity program wins Australia’s foremost sustainability award

Lord Howe Island biodiversity program wins Australia’s foremost sustainability awardA comprehensive effort to protect, and in some cases re-establish, some of the world’s rare and endangered species, has won the top prize in the prestigious Banksia Sustainability Awards.The Lord Howe Island Board’s project, Protecting Paradise, won the 2018 Banksia Gold Award, which recognises the “best of the best” of all Read More

20 09, 2018

2018 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced, global goals showcased

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 Read More

27 03, 2018

Welcome to Banksia’s 30th Anniversary

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 Read More

2 11, 2017

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 Read More

9 10, 2017

39 award-worthy sustainability ideas announced

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 Read More

28 08, 2017

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 Read More

23 06, 2017

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 Read More

6 06, 2016

Press Release: UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: A Way Forward for the Banksia Sustainability Awards 06.06.16

Press Release: UN's Sustainable Development Goals: A Way Forward for the Banksia Sustainability Awards 06.06.16 The Banksia Foundation who conducts Australia’s most influential sustainability recognition platform will be closely exploring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their importance in taking Australia towards a more sustainable future. Media release here.

30 05, 2016

A Dynamic and Inspiring Awards Launch. By ANDREW BLOCK

A Dynamic and Inspiring Awards Launch. By ANDREW BLOCK Like all Banksia functions, the recent 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards Launch at Ernst & Young in May was dynamic and inspiring. Conversations among attendees ranged from sustainable mobility programs to how disruptive technology fuels the purpose economy. But beneath it all was a message the wider business community needs to hear; Read More

13 04, 2016

Insights on the idea behind our 2016 awards – innovation

Insights on the idea behind our 2016 awards – innovation Innovation underpins sustainable business, so it makes good sense to celebrate it as the key theme for the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards. We’re also focusing on innovation because it deserves clarification. Innovation is a water cooler conversation word – overused and underappreciated. Every organisation wants to be seen as innovative Read More

4 04, 2016

Sustainable Brands 2016 announces Sydney Schedule 04.04.16

Sustainable Brands 2016 announces Sydney Schedule 04.04.16 4 April 2016 – In an Australian first, Sustainable Brands, the largest global community of sustainability and brand professionals, has announced a Sydney conference, to be held 27- 29th June. The three day conference, with a theme of HOW NOW will lead an agenda with an intent to educate, inspire and motivate cross-sector Read More

9 03, 2016

Banksia welcomes Andrew Block to the team, 09.03.16

Banksia welcomes Andrew Block to the team, 09.03.16 We’ve just launched the Banksia Blog, our new communication platform and are very excited to be able to welcome Andrew Block, our very own writer, to the Banksia team. Andrew will be blogging about all things Banksia; from the Banksia Sustainability Awards and associated events to Banksia’s committed sponsors and global sustainability Read More

27 11, 2015

News at Banksia- November, 27.11.15

News at Banksia- November, 27.11.15 News at Banksia- November edition out now. In this issue: SD2015 2015 Banksia Sustainability Award Winners Sustainable Brands: Sydney 2016 Banksia White Paper Banksia eBook Environmental Symphony. November newsletter here.

6 07, 2015

GreenPower – Vivid Sydney supports NSW Renewable Energy Sector, 06.07.15

GreenPower - Vivid Sydney supports NSW Renewable Energy Sector, 06.07.15 Vivid Sydney supports NSW Renewable Energy Sector The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney, delivered a significant boost for Sydney’s tourism and hospitality industries this year, at the same time providing invaluable support to regional jobs in NSW’s renewable energy sector. Through a joint effort by Read More

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