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Local Action – Banksia Award Winners Announced!

Posted in Events, Models by Ferne Edwards on July 26th, 2007

The Banksia Environment Foundation Award Winners were announced last weekend recognising Australia’s outstanding environmental initiatives. Awards go to:

The Prime Ministers Environmentalist of the Year Award Winner
Aaron Wood, One Life, One World, Out Future

International Banksia Award
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Origin Gold Banksia Award Winner
Westpac: Unlocking Value

DaimlerChrysler Australian Environmental Research
Molectra Technologies – QLD

The Inaugural Banksia People’s Choice Award Winner
The Falls Festival – The Greenest Festival in Australia

2007 BANKSIA CATEGORY AWARD WINNERS ARE:
Built Environment Award Winner: National Lifestyle Villages – WA
www.nlv.com.au and http://bridgewaterlifestylevillage.com.au/

Climate award winner
GridX MiniGrid Tri-Generation System at Mirvac Vision Estate Glenfield
www.mirvac.com.au

Community award winner
Kimberley Toad Busters Inc
www.canetoads.com.au

Eco-innovation award
Paintbackâ„¢ – Dulux, Bunnings, Sustainability Victoria and Chemsal in conjunction with Bluescope Steel and Steel Can Recycling Council, VIC
http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/www/html/2046-paintback.asp

Education award winner
GreenHome – Australian Conservation Foundation, NSW
www.acfonline.org.au/greenhome

Indigenous award winner “Caring For Country”
Carpentaria Ghost Nets Programme
http://www.ghostnets.com.au/index.html

Land & biodiversity award winner
Diversity in a Piped System Project
Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), VIC
www.bcg.org.au

Local government award winner
“Retrofitting Randwick”
Randwick City Council, NSW
www.randwick.nsw.gov.au

Sustainability award winner
Westpac: Unlocking Value
www.westpac.com.au and http://www.everygeneration.com.au/

Water award
Revive Our Wetlands
Conservation Volunteers Australia and BHP Billiton
www.conservationvolunteers.com.au and http://www.reviveourwetlands.net/

For more information about the winner’s projects, go to the Banksia Environmental Foundation website: http://www.banksiafdn.com/index.php?page=333

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