FEEDBACK from recent Premier’s Sustainability Awards’ entrants confirms their involvement has led to wide-ranging benefits for staff, customers and communities.
Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, said there were a range of reasons why Gippsland’s sustainable organisations should enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards in 2018.
“In the awards’ 16-year history, schools, businesses, organisations and community groups have enjoyed the opportunity to not only demonstrate their sustainability work, but to promote it with their broader stakeholders.
“Previous finalists and winners report that completing the entry leads to reflection and pride in what they have achieved. It’s great for team and community morale!
“Many organisations involve a range of stakeholders with their projects. The recognition gained from the awards helps strengthen these existing relationships and supports future engagement.
“Having your green credentials acknowledged promotes your reputation and can give you a marketing edge.
“Involvement in the program offers unique opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and create new opportunities.
The awards ceremony is the night of nights for Victoria’s sustainability sector,” Mr Krpan said.
Finalist in two categories in 2017 was The Cape housing development at Cape Paterson.
This scaled community of energy positive homes includes a range of features to optimise overall environmental protection.
The Cape director, Brendan Condon, said the Premier’s Sustainability Awards is a peak event for sustainability practitioners and innovators in Victoria.
“Our experience has been really positive, including the media and publicity generated for our project, and the credibility that they bestow on those who participate.
“I highly recommend these awards to anyone who is working in the sustainability field, whether small or large business, community group or not-for-profit,” he said.
Entries in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards close Thursday, June 7, 2018.
To enter, learn more about the awards and to register for a free Information Session (Wednesday, May 16 10-11am), visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au