Nominations open for Yarra Sustainability Awards

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Celebrating innovative community efforts towards environmental sustainability in Yarra since 2010, the Yarra Sustainability Awards have returned for 2018!

Do you have an inspirational or innovative environmental achievement in your personal or work-life you want to share?
Do you celebrate innovative community efforts towards environmental sustainability?
Do you know someone, a group or a business who does?

Now is your chance to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2018 Yarra Sustainability Awards. 

Nominations are now open until Tuesday 24 April.

The awards recognise individuals, groups and organisations across 6 categories: 

  • Building Design and Development - recognising environmentally sustainable design and development in the built environment 
  • Business - recognising commercial and social enterprises that have minimised negative environmental impacts and maximised positive contributions to Yarra’s environment and community
  • Community Action - recognising groups and organisations that have made a significant contribution to sustainability 
  • Educational Services - recognising educational organisations, including children’s centres and kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, tertiary institution, training organisations and other educational organisations that have made a significant contribution to sustainability 
  • Local Hero - recognising the achievements of an individual who has contributed significantly to sustainability. 
  • The Frank Fisher Award - recognising individuals who have made a significant contribution to several areas of sustainability in Yarra. This Award aims to build on the legacy of the late Professor Frank Fisher. Nominees will have engaged and inspired people around them and demonstrate qualities of mindfulness, insight, humility and civic spirit.
  • A People's Choice Award is also presented each year based on community votes.

Visit the Yarra Sustainability Awards page to familiarise yourself with the nomination guidelines and make your nomination.  

The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Collingwood Town Hall on Thursday 28th June 2018.

To keep up to date with the award and all things sustainability related in Yarra, sign-up to our monthly Yarra Environment E-news.


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