Deadline extended for EPA Sustainability Award nominations

​​The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for nominations for this year’s EPA Sustainability Award and the nomination deadline has been extended to midnight on Thursday 2 September 2021.

This means, if you have been putting it off, you now have some extra time up your sleeve to nominate an individual, community group or business in Tasmania and give them the recognition they deserve.

Entry is free and we would love for you to nominate.

Ab​​out the Award

The EPA Sustainability Award is one of several categories of the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards. The Awards, which are run by Awards Australia are designed to recognise individuals, organisations and groups that are making a difference in their local communities and across the State. 

EPA Director, Mr Wes Ford said that the Sustainability Award is designed to recognize the practical efforts being made in the Tasmanian community towards environmental sustainability.

“The Award is open to Tasmanian businesses, groups and organisations that have developed and implemented clean production initiatives and sustainable practices,” said Mr Ford.

​“We are interested in showcasing projects and initiatives that have delivered measurable improvements in preventing pollution, conserving energy and water, minimising waste and maximising resource efficiency,” he said.

“We would be delighted to receive nominations from Tasmanian businesses, groups and organisations that are helping to protect the Tasmanian environment,” said Mr Ford.

Submissions should be for a project or initiative that results in measurable improvements in any or all of the following areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, resource efficiency, waste minimisation; and results in wider community or flow-on benefits to the sector.

Nominations are now open until Thursday 2 September 2021, and the winners will be announced at a gala presentation on Friday 3 December 2021.

More information about the Entry Criteria for the EPA Sustainability Award is available on the Awards Australia website. You can nominate or refer someone from the Tasmanian Community Achievements Awards​ page.

For information about previous winners visit our EPA Sustainability Award​ page.​

Published on: 23/08/2021