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Entries invited for Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence

Entries are currently being invited for this year’s Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence.

The prestigious awards are now in their 10th year and recognise contributions to enhance, preserve and protect Tasmania’s environment.

Past awards have highlighted ground-breaking projects adopted by industry, local government, schools, community groups, researchers, educators, consultants and individuals.

They have also have attracted generous sponsorship which shows the high regard in which they are held.

This year the Banksia Environmental Foundation will manage the awards entry and judging processes on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment.

As part of that, the Foundation will hold workshops in the north and south of the state to help entrants prepare their nominations.

The award categories in this year’s awards are:

Large Business Sustainability
Small Business Sustainability
Environmental Stewardship and
Local Government.

Also in this year’s awards line-up is the Premier’s Award for Climate Action.

Energy, transport, waste management, education and research programs as well as adaptation strategies and sequestration activities are eligible for the Climate Action Award.

The six category winners will be considered for the Minster’s Choice Award and, along with and the Premier’s Award for Climate Action, will be nominated for Banksia Environmental Foundation national awards.

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.

An entry kit, which includes tips on writing submissions for the awards, is available at www.environment.tas.gov.au/awards

Entries close on 2 April 2008.