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2019 Winners

Built Environment

Monash University

Monash University’s new Gillies Hall is a six level, 150-bed residential accommodation complex and the first large scale building in Australia to achieve Passive House certification.

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Community

Renew – Hepburn Z-NET

Partnering with Renew, the Hepburn Shire has a bold plan to be the first zero-net energy shire in Australia and to reach zero-net emissions in 10 years.

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Education

River Nile School – Sustainability across VCAL Curriculum 

The River Nile School offers programs delivering the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) curriculum to re-engage refugee and asylum seeker school-aged women, embedding the topic of sustainability.

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Environmental Justice

AMES Australia and Parks Victoria – Working Beyond the Boundaries

Migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia works with Parks Victoria to regenerate an historic garden, providing work opportunities, social, physical and mental health benefits to refugee and other local communities.

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Environmental Protection

Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Project

Greening the West is a collaboration that aims to deliver positive health, social and lievability outcomes in Melbourne’s west by a planting one million trees.

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Environmental Volunteering

Electrifying Industry Volunteer Working Group – Electrifying Industry

Electrifying Industry is a report by Beyond Zero Emissions’ expert volunteers: a world first, that shows how to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing.

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Government

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – Victorian Renewable Energy Target Reverse Auction

Victoria’s first renewable energy auction is supporting the development of more than 900 megawatts of new clean energy and will ensure that 25% of our electricity generation comes from renewable sources by 2020, 40% by 2025 and 50% by 2030.

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Health

Melbourne Health – Reducing hunger and food waste in our community

Melbourne Health’s surplus patient meals are collected and delivered to community food hub, Northpoint Centre, helping people in need and mitigating food waste.

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Innovative Products or Services

Enable Social Enterprises – Enable IT Recycling 

An innovative social enterprise integrates environmental, social and economic impact, creating employment opportunities and positive customer results through an e-waste recycling business.

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Large Business

Downer – Reconophalt

This project has created an asphalt pavement material that incorporates non-traditional repurposed materials to reduce environmental impact without compromising product performance and is perpetually recyclable.

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Small and Medium Enterprises

Kia Ora Merino – BP, SS, JP & N Finnigan – E.S.P. Wool Production

E.S.P. or Ethical, Sustainable, Profitable wool production is now a feature of this family farm and features practices such as reducing chemical use, changing the genetic selection of sheep and sowing permanent pastures.

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Premier's Recognition Award

Enable Social Enterprises – Enable IT Recycling

An innovative social enterprise integrates environmental, social and economic impact, creating employment opportunities and positive customer results through an e-waste recycling business.

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Premier's Regional Recognition Award

Kia Ora Merino – BP, SS, JP & N Finnigan – E.S.P. Wool Production

E.S.P. – Ethical, Sustainable, Profitable – wool production is now a feature of this family farm and features practices such as reducing chemical use, changing the genetic selection of sheep and sowing permanent pastures.

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Premier's Sustainability Awards 2019

A 60-page booklet celebrating Victorians leading the way in innovative sustainable practices.

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