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The full list of the 2015 Premier's Sustainability Awards category winners and finalists.
The Watts Working Better street lighting replacement project will see 12,661 street lights upgraded to more energy efficient lighting, slashing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90,000 tonnes over the project’s 20 years life.
St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums are voluntary networks of parents who collect and sort donations of baby and young children’s nursery equipment, clothing, prams and strollers, car restraints, highchairs, toys and books, and re-distribute to families in need.
The University of Melbourne, Inner Melbourne Action Plan and the State Government partnered to develop The Growing Green Guide for Melbourne, a free, comprehensive and practical guide to the construction of green walls, roofs and facades.
Darebin City Council has made solar power more accessible to low income residents through the Solar Saver program – the first of its kind in Australia enabling households to install solar PV systems and pay them off through Council rates, interest free over 10 years.
The reclamation of copper project is an in-house treatment process which enables Bosch in Victoria to reclaim dissolved copper from manufacturing wastewater – the copper is then recycled and the treated wastewater used onsite.
Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group and its 6 councils have worked together for over 6 years to develop a business case to introduce household food and garden collections across the region. Moira Shire Council was the first to introduce the service.
Monash Health has transformed their environmental cleaning procedure by embracing cleaning without chemicals across the entire health service.
Living Fundraisers is an eco-friendly initiative that offers alternative fundraising through a clothing recycling service called Closet Cleanout.
Yarra Valley Estate has formalised policies and procedures to offset the business to carbon neutral and they also contribute 11 per cent of net revenue to community programs.
The Central Production Unit is the first Victorian health service to successfully implement the Closed Loop Organics System CLO300, an onsite composting machine for food waste.