Entries open for Tasmanian Environment Awards

The Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence recognise contributions that enhance, preserve and protect Tasmania’s environment and have highlighted groundbreaking projects adopted by industry, local government, schools, community groups, researchers, educators, consultants and individuals.

Workshops are to be held in the north and south of the state to assist entrants to prepare their nominations.
Award categories include Large Business Sustainability; Small Business Sustainability; Community; Education; Environmental Stewardship and Local Government and the newly introduced Premier’s Award for Climate Action.

The 2008 Local Government Award will be presented to those entries that demonstrate the development and implementation of environmentally sustainable initiatives by a local government or regional authority in Tasmania.

The six category winners will be considered for the Minster’s Choice Award and also nominated for the Banksia Environmental Foundation national awards, which aim to reflect the most relevant issues in the ecological sustainability arenas to today’s Australian.

New submissions for all award categories are welcome and previous entrants are encouraged to nominate again to highlight how their projects have progressed.

All initiatives or projects entered in the awards must be based in Tasmania and developed within the past two years. Entires close on 2 April.

Further information and an entry kit  including tips on writing submissions for the awards is available here.

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