The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, congratulated the finalists and winners of the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2021 on Tuesday 23 November. Now in its 19th year, the awards recognise Victorians who have demonstrated leadership and innovation in sustainable practices.
Fourteen winners were announced at the online awards ceremony that was hosted by Will Tait and the crew from Future Crunch.
The 2021 winners include:
Premier Daniel Andrews personally selected the winners of two special awards. The Premier’s Recognition Award was awarded to The Nature Conservancy Australia for their volunteer-led initiative to restore oyster reefs in Corio Bay. Macedon Ranges Shire Council received the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award for an innovative program that builds the capacity of local farmers to implement regenerative agriculture techniques.
To view the profiles of all the finalists and winners, visit 2021 Winners and Finalists.
The Nature Conservancy of Australia
Bringing Back Victoria’s Lost Oyster Reefs
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Healthy Landscapes for Healthy Livestock
Community Champion: Black Stump Technologies
Renewable Energy UPS – Major Projects Victoria
Industry leader: Allume Energy
SolShare: Unlocking Solar for Apartments
Community Champion: Brentwood Secondary College
Towards Zero Bremissions
Industry leader: The Cape
The Cape – Climate Action
Community Champion: First Friends of Dandenong Creek
Short film – The Eels of Dandenong Creek
Industry leader: The Nature Conservancy Australia
Bringing Back Victoria's Lost Oyster Reefs
Community Champion: Yarra Valley ECOSS
Yarra Valley ECOSS
Industry leader: Melbourne Water, Aqua Metro Services and Wara Paring Civil Construction
Industry leader: Cardinia Shire Council
Deep Creek Reserve
Community Champion: Jo Algie, Advanced Life Support Paramedic and Team Manager of Ambulance Victoria
Uniform Recycling Program
Industry leader: OzHarvest
Food Rescue and Redistribution