NIMBIN COMMUNITY GET GREEN GLOBE NOD

The Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre is a finalist in the NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards recognising their outstanding commitment to sustainability, Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George announced today.

Mr George congratulated the Centre for being short-listed for the Community Sustainability Award that celebrates leadership in integrating sustainable principles and practises into everyday life.

“The Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre is an outstanding grassroots organisation that has revitalised the community and strengthened the local economy through their environmental initiatives.” Mr George said.

“The collaborative approach taken by the Centre when implementing sustainability projects, including the Community Solar Farm, means the whole Nimbin community should be congratulated on this achievement.”

Environment Minister Robyn Parker said all of this year’s 37 finalists showcase the economic and social benefits of sustainability.

“This year’s high calibre finalists demonstrate that environmental sustainability has become key to successful project and service delivery,” Ms Parker said.

“All of the finalists have achieved a great result in improving their environmental performance as well as NSW’s reputation as a leader in innovative technology, social enterprise and resource efficiency.

“Programs such as the Green Globe Awards bring some of NSW’s best and innovative organisations together to share ideas and drive further investment in sustainability.”

Winners of the 14th Green Globe Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony hosted by Environment Minister Robyn Parker on 24 September 2013 at NSW Parliament House.

Details of all 2013 finalists and their projects can be found at: 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