- Monday, 17 October 2016 15:05
We already know just how beautiful Manly is, and now we have the awards to prove it!
The ‘Keep NSW Beautiful’ blue sustainability awards were recently held at the Concord Function centre, where the Northern Beaches Council were presented with nine awards. ‘Keep NSW Beautiful’ is the premier organisation regarding litter reduction and over all environment sustainability.
These awards were split into two nights with the Northern Beaches councils being a part of the Metropolitan Council awards and took home awards within the following nine categories:
· Cultural Heritage Award -For ‘Destination Sydney’. The Cultural Heritage Award recognises built and cultural heritage projects which show best practice heritage management.
· Young Environmental Achievement Award -Dana Lanceman – for an individual aged 25 and under that demonstrates outstanding commitment to the environment.
· Environmental Achievement Award- Judith Bennett - acknowledges individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their environment.
Also received ‘Highly Commended’ awards for the following:
· Environmental Achievement Award -Jude Furniss – for Manly Community Beach Clean Ups.
· Sustainable Systems Award -The award recognises the significant environment benefits achieved by the design of the newly-upgraded Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre, including carbon emission reductions achieved each year from the Centre’s state-of-the-art ‘cogeneration plant’ energy system.
· Sustainable Systems Award -ClearSky Solar Investments Clean Energy for Eternity - celebrating projects that bring sustainability to town planning, business practice and/or to the community.
· Waste Less, Recycle More Award for Event Waste Management -Stormwater Pollution Movies – shared by Coastal Environment Centre & Northern Beaches Council for inventive techniques that specifically address local waste problems, with quantifiably effective outcomes.
· Habitat and Wildlife Guardianship Award -Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Refuge Habitat Restoration Project – for effective stewardship of our natural surrounds over a range of actions
Overall Metropolitan Sustainability Award