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Sustainable development advocate wins state construction award

28 September, 2010

Brisbane’s Helen Armstrong has been acknowledged for her outstanding achievements and contribution to the construction industry with the Leighton Contractors Award for Achievement in Sustainable Development Award at the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) Qld 2010 Crystal Vision Awards.

Papyrus Australia makes finals of the Banksia Environmental Awards

21 September, 2010

Papyrus Australia, the developer of a technology that converts the waste trunk of the banana palm into alternatives to forest wood products, has been announced as a finalist in the 2010 Banksia Awards.

Plastics technology wins science’s 2010 Victoria Prize

20 September, 2010

A leading Australian materials scientists who invented a zero waste technology for the plastics and car industry has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Victoria Prize. Associate Professor Wojciech Gutowski’s work addressed the waste problem faced by the car industry which uses 9.68 million litres of paints a year in car manufacturing - with all solvents used in the process becoming airborne and 2.5 million litres of solids going to landfill.

Newcastle’s Young Engineer of the Year named

17 September, 2010

GHD’s engineer Andrew Bagnall has been named the Engineers Australia Young Engineer of the Year (Newcastle) at a function held on 10 September at Newcastle City Hall.

Large organisations leading the way for Banksia Awards

07 September, 2010

The Banksia Awards, a prestigious Australian environmental awards series, has announced a record number of finalists for its 2010 awards. The biggest growth in submissions occurs in the big business award category.

Award win for Australia's irrigation farmers

19 August, 2010

The National Water Commission has congratulated the winners of the Peter Cullen Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation on their outstanding contribution to water science.

OneSteel receives new sustainability licence

19 August, 2010

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has presented OneSteel with South Australia's third EPA Sustainability Licence.

YHA NZ gains first backpacker network CEMARS certification

19 August, 2010

YHA New Zealand has become the first backpacker hostel network in the world to achieve CEMARS (Carbon Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification.

‘Smart’ water-quality sensor network wins iAward

10 August, 2010

A smart sensor network that is monitoring the quality of drinking water in south-east Queensland has earned CSIRO one of the Australian ICT industry’s highest accolades.

DuPont launches 2010/2011 DuPont Australia and New Zealand Innovation Awards

03 August, 2010

DuPont Australia has launched its 2010/2011 DuPont Australia and New Zealand Innovation Awards, a biennial event designed to recognise the commercialisation of outstanding science and technology in Australia and New Zealand.

Visy recognised with 2010 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability

03 August, 2010

Visy has received the 2010 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability for the extension and upgrade of its pulp and recycled paper mill at Tumut.

Brisbane's Willawong bus depot wins top gong

28 July, 2010

Brisbane City Council’s Willawong bus depot has taken out the state's highest sustainable architecture award at this year’s Australian Institute of Architecture Queensland Awards.

Victorian pressure sewerage project recognised

06 July, 2010

South East Water and its ‘us’ - Utility Services Alliance has received international recognition for its Flinders and Shoreham Pressure Sewerage project.

Frankston City Council water conservation initiatives recognised

23 June, 2010

Frankston City, located approximately 40 kilometres south of Melbourne, has been announced as the winner of the Water Conservation Category of the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Sustainable Cities Awards held in Melbourne.

Sustainability award finalists' innovation recognised

15 June, 2010

Organisers of this year’s Enviro Conference and Exhibition have announced the finalists for a national competition to find Australia’s most cutting-edge sustainable innovation. The winner will be announced at the event, which is taking place from 21 to 23 July in Melbourne.

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