Professor Paul Meredith, University of Queensland
L-R: Premier Campbell Newman, Professor Paul Meredith, and Bruce Mitchell, Owner and Managing Director, Mitchell Builders
School of Mathematics and Physics and Global Change Institute
Winner of the 2013 Premier’s Award
‘I was deeply honoured and humbled to receive the Premier’s Award at this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards. This was recognition of the amazing work and achievements of the UQ Renewable Energy and Sustainability teams – many unsung heroes tirelessly working to transform our university.
‘Universities should be at the forefront of the sustainability agenda, leading education, research, innovation, policy and engagement. At UQ, we have embraced the learning through doing philosophy. We have deployed large amounts of renewable energy, substantially reduced our carbon footprint and are rolling out a comprehensive sustainability strategy across all our activities.
‘The Sustainability Awards are a clear indication of our State Government’s continued commitment to supporting this agenda, and recognition of the role of sustainable industries in the future prosperity of Queensland.’
James Stanfield, Bundaberg Regional Council
L-R: Minister Andrew Powell, Mayor Bundaberg Cr Mal Forman, James Stanfield, Manager Waste and Recycling Bundaberg Regional Council and Bruce Munro Managing Director of Theiss.
Waste and Regulatory Services
Winner of the 2013 Minister’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability
‘It was a great honour to represent Bundaberg Regional Council on the prestigious Premier’s Sustainability Awards’ stage. The win has really thrown the spotlight on our responsible environmental management practice.
‘For more than a decade, the Council has dedicated itself to becoming an efficient, environmentally and financially sustainable local authority—and a well-regarded provider of reliable, leading-edge waste and recycling services to our community.
‘This award recognises that we are succeeding. But, more importantly, it is helping us cast the message that local government can provide high standard, innovative and environmentally sustainable service to its community. Even in disaster recovery.’
Barton Green, Business South Bank
L-R: Premier Campbell Newman, Barton Green, Business South Bank, and Noel Jessup, State Manager of Bendigo Bank
Winner of the 2013 Community Award
‘Business South Bank will make good use of this Award to continue to encourage and promote best practice sustainability throughout the precinct, and to demonstrate to other communities just what can be achieved through urban environmental activism’.