Entries Open For Premier’s Sustainability Awards

State Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today met with Woodend based business 3Fish to announce that entries are now open for the 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

3Fish were awarded the 2011 Small Business Award for their innovative business creating garments and bags in an ethical and sustainable manner.

3Fish provides a quality commercial alternative for organisations who wish to purchase sustainable, ethical clothing in Australia, and works with the likes of The Body Shop, Lion Nathan, Deakin University, University of Melbourne and many more.

Victorians who have demonstrated leadership in environmental sustainability are encouraged to enter this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards and share their work.

In its 13th year running, the awards recognise and reward organisations and individuals who have led innovative and sustainable change in reducing their everyday environmental impact.

The awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and practical community action.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

  • Built Environment Award
  • Community Award
  • Education Award
  • Environmental Protection Award
  • Government Award
  • Innovative Products or Services Award
  • Large Business Award
  • Small and Medium Enterprises Award
  • Health Award
  • Environmental Justice
  • Premier’s Regional Recognition Award
  • Premier’s Recognition Award

Two new categories, Health and Environmental Justice, have been introduced to this year’s awards program.

Entries are now open for any business, community group, local council, organisation or individual with a commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Entries close Monday 13 July 2015. For more information and how to apply, visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to State Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“Each year, these awards show the high calibre of dedication and leadership by people wanting to build a sustainable future.”

“We’re working for a sustainable Victoria, which will provide a healthy environment and the best quality of life for our communities.”

“I would encourage anyone who has made a difference in this area to apply.”

Quotes attributable to Natalie Dillon, Founder, 3Fish

“Entering the Premiers Sustainability Awards provided us a rare moment to reflect on our journey of creating 3Fish and to quantify and celebrate the positive changes we are creating.”

The PSA’s helped us raise the profile of ethical and sustainable apparel among companies, organisations and universities and promote the fact that they have ethical, sustainable, commercially competitive apparel options available to them right now, and that every dollar they spend can create change in the world.”

The awards process also provided a wonderful opportunity to share the experience with our key supporters, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to thank our various business partners, and most importantly put the spotlight on our fairtrade partners in India, and provide insight to ethical garment production.”