Whitehorse Sustainability Awards
Nominations for the Whitehorse Sustainability Awards 2014 are now open. Now in its eighth year, the annual Sustainability Awards recognises and acknowledges individuals, schools, businesses and community groups within the Whitehorse community who achieve outstanding levels of sustainability in their daily lives.
The Whitehorse Sustainability Awards will play an integral part of the Whitehorse Sustainability Week 2014 events calendar along with headline event, the Sustainable Food and Wine Fair. Sustainable Living Week will be held from 20 and 30 March 2014.
Nominations close on Monday 17 February 2014 and the award winners will be announced during the Sustainability Awards night held at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre on Thursday 20 March 2014.
Nomination forms can be downloaded below. For more information, phone Council’s Sustainability Officer on 9262 6155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominate your local school, business, community group, neighbour or even yourself and go into the draw to win a $50 Oxfam gift card.
- Sustainable Household Award recognises the efforts of Whitehorse residents who are committed to sustainable living and reducing the ecological footprint of their household through sustainable design, innovation and practices in the home and garden.
- Sustainable School Award recognises Whitehorse secondary, primary and pre-schools that have a whole-of-school commitment towards environmental and sustainability education and practices. Prize: $500 donation towards an energy or water efficiency program of the school’s choice.
- Sustainable Business Award recognises the environmental efforts of Whitehorse businesses that go beyond regulatory requirements and demonstrate leadership in sustainability.
- Sustainable Community Leadership Award recognises the work of local not-for-profit community groups or volunteer(s) engaged in initiatives that enhance and contribute to environmental sustainability opportunities in Whitehorse.
- Mayor’s Sustainable Choice Award will be selected by the Mayor of Whitehorse based on the nominee’s commitment to helping achieve Council’s vision that “Council aspires to be an inclusive, supportive community with vibrant, outstanding and sustainable natural, built, social and economic environments”.
- Overall Whitehorse Sustainability Award – all Sustainability Award category winners will be considered for this award.
Download the relevant nomination form below:
Nomination Form - Sustainable Household Award 2014.docx (1.11MB)
Nomination Form - Sustainable School Award 2014.DOCX (4.74MB)
Nomination Form - Sustainable Business Award 2014.DOCX (1.97MB)
Nomination Form - Sustainable Community Leadership Award 2014.DOCX (345.53kB)
For inspiration see previous winners:
Sustainability Awards - 2011 Winners (481.54kB)
Sustainability Awards - 2012 Winners (1.46MB)
Sustainability Awards - 2013 Winners (794.95kB)