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Upcycling waste celebrated at Australia’s top sustainability award

Download Press Release 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 32nd annual Banksia Sustainability Awards last night. Owned by the ACT Government, the water utility’s resource recovery program ‘No opportunity wasted’ recovers by-products from water and sewerage management such as sludges, soils and biosolids. By re-using agri-ash, spoil...
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2020 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists

Download Press Release 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 BioPak Is Driving Sustainability in Retail, BioPak, NSW Resource Recovery Partnerships: The Foundations of a Circular Economy by World’s Biggest Garage Sale in partnership with Officeworks, QLD Seas of Change by NPF Industry Pty Ltd, QLD   Banksia Large Business Finalists IKEA...
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Banksia Sustainability Award finalists shine light on waste

Download Press Release 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 development by businesses, communities, individuals and governments. “After what has been an extremely challenging year, we are keen to celebrate those who are striving to make positive change,” says Banksia Foundation CEO Graz van Egmond. “Our judges were blown away by the quality of the entries. In...
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Australia’s biggest sustainability celebration will forge ahead, with an extended entry deadline

Download Press Release 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 for nominations has been extended to Monday, 30 November to give Australian businesses and individuals that are adjusting to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic more time to submit their entry. “We’ve opened entries until the end of the...
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Medium business: thinking big and small

Download Press Release 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 medium business is the trunk. Sturdy,with its own power, medium business draws its strength from combining the abilities of small and large business to control direct impacts and influence actions within the value chain. As the corporate...
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Winner of Australia’s leading sustainability award spotlights SDGs

Download Press Release  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 based NFP and social enterprise operating across Australia and New Zealand. Its Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Scheme provides a common framework and language for sustainability requirements, which are now included as standard in all highly competitive...
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2019 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists announced, global goals showcased

Download Press Release 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. The finalists include: A project using drones and artificial intelligence to protect endangered plants A holiday tour company which encourages travellers to adopt sustainable habits An Indigenous-led partnership delivering joint-management plans for state parks A local government using carbon...
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Banksia Foundation CEO inspires 90 young professionals and guests at the 10th edition of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge

Download Press Release Banksia Foundation CEO inspires 90 young professionals and guests at the 10th edition of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge Banksia 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 change, she will motivate young professionals and audience alike to be bold, get into action and make the world a better place for everyone. Sustainability and leadership in a unique format The Nudge Global Impact Challenge is an eight-month development programme (August...
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Bright sparks shortlisted to tackle Australia’s traffic congestion

Download Press Release 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 solutions to some of corporate Australia’s biggest sustainability issues. Transurban partnered in the initiative as a means of stimulating new carpooling ideas to ease traffic congestion. The organisation will reveal the winner at the Banksia Sustainability Awards in...
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Lord Howe Island biodiversity program wins Australia’s foremost sustainability award

Download Press Release Lord Howe Island biodiversity program wins Australia’s foremost sustainability award A 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 category winners, at a ceremony in Melbourne. “The Banksia judges admired the way sustainability underpinned all the decisions made by the Lord Howe Island Board in managing the World Heritage-listed island,” says Banksia Foundation CEO...
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