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Entries open for Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2020

By Country News

Entries are now open for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2020 — a program of 11 categories that rewards outstanding achievements by Victorians who are leading the way in sustainable innovation.

Last year, Strathmerton company Booth Transport was a finalist in the Environmental Protection category for its wastewater treatment plant that uses a worm farm.

Entering its 18th year, the 2020 awards will be judged by a panel of climate change, science and research experts who assess applicants’ answers to five key questions.

Sustainability Victoria chief executive officer Claire Ferres Miles said the awards played a critical role in recognising cutting-edge research and community connections.

“The Premier’s Sustainability Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding Victorian businesses and individuals who have taken action to transition Victoria to a circular and climate resilient economy,” Ms Ferres Miles said.

“I encourage organisations and individuals in metropolitan and regional Victoria to consider submitting entries for the awards.

“This year, the application process has been streamlined to be quick and simple to complete.”

Winning entries in last year's awards program included an e-waste recycling social enterprise, quality asphalt built from repurposed non-traditional materials, and the production of sustainable, ethical and profitable wool.

“Finalists take great pride to be recognised for their strategic foresight and hard work by sustainability leaders, sector peers, local communities and customers,” Ms Ferres Miles said.

“Winners tell us they benefit greatly from the increased exposure of their economic, social and environmental efforts in their business operations.”

Entries for the 2020 awards close on Monday, July 20 at 5 pm.

For more information, visit: sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au