2010 GREEN GLOBE AWARDS NOW OPEN

2010 GREEN GLOBE AWARDS NOW OPEN

27 May 2010

Nominations for the 2010 Green Globe Awards are now open, the Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Mr George said the awards aimed to highlight and recognise businesses and not-for-profit groups who have adopted environmentally friendly practices to the workplace.

“It is important to recognise workplaces within our communities who are leaders of change and have taken methods to create a more environmentally friendly place to work and take responsibility in regards to environmentally friendly practice.

“These NSW Government awards will look for entrants who have taken innovation, leadership, inspiration, adaptation of technologies and staff engagement to introduce green practices at work.”

Mr George said he encourages Green Globe nominations from within the electorate where individuals and businesses are looking to implement more environmentally friendly practices.

“There are many groups including businesses, clubs and schools, and individuals within the electorate who have taken steps to educate and create greener ways of undertaking day-to-day operations.

“I encourage nominations from individuals, businesses, not-for-profit, State and local government, community groups and media organisations who have achieved in this area.

“Nominations are open across 14 categories and must be submitted by 10 June 2010, ensuring applications address the criteria which is to demonstrate environmental excellence in sustainability and climate change leadership, water, energy and waste saving, reduction of greenhouse emissions and adaptation to climate change.

“Awards will be judged by an independent panel and presented at a gala ceremony at NSW Parliament House on 27 July 2010.”

Further information including a nomination pack is available from the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577