Aimed at recognising outstanding contributions or achievements which enhance environmental, economic and social sustainability, the awards are now in their eleventh year.
There are five award categories: Individuals, Businesses, Education, Community and Our Backyard.
Clarence Valley Council’s Waste and Sustainability Coordinator Ken Wilson said Council wanted to reward people or groups leading the way in the field of sustainability.
“Many individuals and organisations are quietly making significant contributions to a more sustainable Clarence Valley,” he said.
“We’re keen to recognise these achievements and inspire others with the Living Sustainably Awards, and welcome nominations from across the community in all categories.
“This may include reducing water and energy consumption, innovation, promoting sustainable recreation, employment initiatives, acknowledging the significance of local Aboriginal culture and values, and communicating the message of sustainability.”
The Living Sustainably Awards will be celebrated every two years with the next award season being 2024.
Clarence Valley Conservation in Action (CIA)
Sullivan Nicollaides Pathology
Wooli Public School
Dundurrabin Public School
Clarence Environment Centre
Yamba Golf & Country Club
Clarence Valley Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service (WIRES)
Dr Tony Courtice
Lower Clarence Community Gardens
Plantation Organic Bakery
McAuley Catholic College
John and Pat
Dundarrabin Public School
Mend and Make Do Crew
J.Notaras & Sons
Stan and Magda Mussared
Warm Touch 2460
Grafton Public School
Francine and Lindsay Nash
Juli Grant and Denise Molloy
In 2022 we introduced a new category as a one off, the outstanding sustainability initiatives and leadership award, which was rewarded to now retired coordinator waste & sustainability Ken Wilson, for his dedication over his career.