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Costello to highlight global sustainability at Environment Awards

Sustainability will take on a global dimension at the presentation of the 2010 Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence in Hobart next month.

Awards guest speaker, social commentator Rev Tim Costello, will highlight the event’s sustainability theme in the context of his role as chief executive officer of World Vision Australia.

Hosted by the Environment Protection Authority, the Awards have been held for 12 years showcasing innovative projects across Tasmania’s private, public and community sectors.

EPA Chair John Ramsay said the calibre of their year’s entries was outstanding with nominees contesting seven categories: Large Business, Small Business, Community, Education, Local Government, Environmental Stewardship and Leadership in Climate Change Action.

"The Awards champion initiatives that achieve a more sustainable use of energy, materials and water resources," Mr Ramsay said.

"And it is encouraging to see a collaborative approach towards the sustainability goal with many entries highlighting the value of partnerships to deliver some great projects."

Mr Ramsay said all category winners would be considered for the Minister’s Choice Award as well as being nominated for this year’s national Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards.

The Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence will be presented at Wrest Point on Friday 4 June 2010.

Rev Costello will also deliver the Blue Sky Series lecture at the University of Tasmania Arts Lecture Theatre on June 4. It is presented by the Tasmanian Climate Change Office and is supported by the Environment Protection Authority, UTAS and SecondBite.

The Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence 2010 are sponsored by:

at+m integrated marketing

Aurora Energy

CleanBiz Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania

Local Government Association of Tasmania


Packaging Stewardship Forum of the Australian Food and Grocery Council

Publishers National Environment Bureau

RioTinto Alcan