Nominations for the 10th Anniversary United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards 2009 are now open nationally.
Projects from businesses, local governments, community organisations, individuals, schools and the media are invited to nominate in the following Award categories:
- Lincolne Scott Sustainability Leadership Award
- Szencorp Green Building Award
- Building Commission Award for Best Sustainable Residential Development
- Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge Award
- Business Awards
- Local Government Awards
- Excellence in Sustainable Water Management
- Education/ School Award
- Excellence in Marine and Coastal Management Award
- Media Award
- Community Award
- Individual Award
This national awards program recognises those from all Australian sectors who display innovation and dedication in their work to protect, manage or restore the environment.
“The World Environment Day Awards have showcased some of the most important and exciting environmental projects in Australia over the past 10 years. With climate change and the environment more important in 2009 than ever before, this Awards program will encourage environmental leadership, and promote awareness of environmental issues on a global scale,” states Patricia Collett, Executive Director, UNAA Victoria.
The World Environment Day Awards are held annually in support of UN World Environment Day on June 5th. The theme for UN World Environment Day 2009 is ‘Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change’.
For entry forms and further details, please visit www.unaavictoria.org.au
Nominations close Friday 1 May, 2009. Winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, on Friday 5 June, 2009.
SOURCE: United Nations Association of Australia