Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Social Innovation

Aussie Finalists in Global Green Awards


Wednesday, 31st October 2012 at 10:32 am
Staff Reporter
Three Australian organisations, including a Government High School, are finalists in the UK-based International Green Awards for their sustainability efforts.


Wednesday, 31st October 2012
at 10:32 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Aussie Finalists in Global Green Awards
Wednesday, 31st October 2012 at 10:32 am

Three Australian organisations, including a Government High School, are finalists in the UK-based International Green Awards for their sustainability efforts.

The international awards base the nominations on the sustainability, vision and level of innovation and advocacy of the short listed organisations.

Bentleigh Secondary College in Melbourne was one of four nominated for the Most Sustainable Educational Institution.

Head of Sustainability from Bentleigh Secondary College, Bill Thomas, said that the school has reduced its water usage by 91% within a year by implementing water saving devices wherever possible.

“We only use harvested water for irrigation,” Thomas said.

“Water is trapped and stored in an underground tank. This tank is pumped 500 meters to a sub-surface irrigation system that delivers the water 30 cms below one of our playing fields. This makes the grass more drought resistant and removes water loss through evaporation.”

The Government-funded school won the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award in 2011 for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management.

Sydney based printing company Focus Press which offers a range of offset and digital print solutions was nominated for the Most Sustainable Medium Organisation.

The judges said they were impressed by the diversity of this year’s applications, in terms of geographical spread and the projects themselves.

Winner’s across all categories will be announced at the International Green Awards ceremony on 20 November 2012, in London.

Click here to read a full list of nominees.



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


...


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

One to Watch: Emma O’Rourke

Wendy Williams

Monday, 6th November 2017 at 5:02 pm

Finalists Named in 2017 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 11th October 2017 at 4:16 pm

Three Ways Faith Based NFPs Can Sure Up Sustainability

Andrew Cairns

Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 at 3:15 pm

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!