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Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence

The 2009 Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence are again highlighting the importance Tasmanian’s place on enhancing, preserving and protecting our environment.

The entries highlight ground-breaking projects adopted by industry, local government, schools, community groups and individuals. By sharing the innovative approaches, the entrants help educate others on the importance of being custodians for the environment.

Finalists across seven award categories will be announced at tomorrow's Minister’s Dinner to mark World Environment Day. Nominations in the award categories are:

Large Business Sustainability
Cement Australia
Forest Enterprises Australia Ltd (FEA)
Nyrstar Hobart
Tasmanian Alkaloids

Small Business Sustainability
Driftwood Strahan Villas
Intec Ltd

Launceston Field Naturalist Club
Sea Spurge Remote Areas Teams (SPRATS)
Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania (SCAT)

Aurora Energy
Greening Australia
Launceston Field Naturalists Club
Mackillop Catholic College
West Coast Council
West Launceston Primary School

Local Government
Dulverton Waste Management
Hobart City Council
King Island Council
Pitt and Sherry
Southern Midlands Council

Environmental Stewardship
Aquenal Pty Ltd
Environmental Service and Design Pty Ltd
Friends of Knocklofty (Buschare Group)
Hydro Tasmania
Pitt and Sherry
Que River Mining Alliance
Tasmanian Land Conservancy
Rio Tinto

Premier’s Award for Climate Action
Aurora Energy (Tamar Valley) Pty Ltd
Clarence City Council
Australian Paper
Dulverton Regional Waste Management Authority
Hobart City Council