Premier’s Sustainability Winners
The organisations and individuals leading positive environmental and social change across Victoria were last night recognised at the 2023 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
In an address celebrating the 21st Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Minister for Environment Steve Dimopoulos said he was proud of the journey Victorians are taking to make our state more sustainable and acknowledged the work of the Awards’ leaders and change makers to reduce waste, boost recycling and use our precious resources carefully.
The 2023 winners include: Bunyip Renewables Action Group, whose vision is to transition their community to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030; UPPAREL, a textile recovery and recycling initiative aiming to combat the global textile waste crisis; and Porous Lane, a company turning waste tyres into permeable pavement.
Premier Jacinta Allan personally selected the winners of the two overall awards. The Premier’s Recognition Award was presented to Assembled Threads and Geelong Sustainability received the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award.
Matt Genever, Sustainability Victoria’s Interim CEO, said he applauded the winners for taking action to bring about positive change.
“All of these winners have challenged the status quo and shown true leadership in their fields. I feel inspired and elated to hear their stories and learn about the difference they’re making.”
The Premier’s Sustainability Awards is Victoria’s most prestigious annual sustainability awards program celebrating the state’s businesses, local governments and communities leading the way in sustainable innovation and practices.
There are two winners for each of the six categories, which were refreshed in 2021 to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The Community Champion Award recognises individuals and small organisations, and the Industry Leader Award celebrates medium and large organisations driving a sustainable future.
To view the profiles of the winners and finalists, visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/psa-2023-winners or see list below.
Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2023 Winners