Celebrating the Banksia Award Winners & Finalists

The Banksia Sustainability Awards were completed on 24 March, with winners recognised across business, government, academia and nonprofit sectors.

We were delighted to see teams around the country showcasing and celebrating efforts towards innovative sustainable development products, projects and services by businesses, communities, individuals and governments in Australia. You can see all the winners on Banksia Awards site here.

Congratulations to OzHarvest who took out the nonprofit category this year! Their project, Feast, focuses on food waste and nutrition in schools around the country is an inspiring example for all of us. Congratulations to the team for your win and recognition!

Likewise we’re celebrating our other fellow nonprofit category finalists Beyond Zero Emissions and Planet Ark who are all sustainability leaders in their own rights too, as well as all of the amazing other Award Finalists across all the categories. Here’s to the ongoing work from people and organisations who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability well into the mainstream and committing to ensuring biodiverse futures.

“Congratulations to our friends at OzHarvest on the win, and a big thank you to Banksia Foundation for recognising our work to restore Koala habitat in New South Wales & Queensland. We’re proud our community of nature stewards who roll their sleeves up and get to work making a tangible difference every day, whilst also learning about how to protect threatened species, improving their wellbeing, and contributing to big picture goals like the SDGs and Australia’s Strategy for Nature.”

– Phil Harrison, CEO, Conservation Volunteers Australia

We also would like to recognise our partners, NRMA Insurance, who have made our Koala habitat project possible. Together, our ability to protect homes for the future of one of Australia’s most iconic animals, not only contributes to SDGs 3 – Health & Wellbeing, 13 – Climate Action & 15 – Life On Land, but also makes a tangible difference to Koalas and all the other forms of life which call their habitat their home.

“With our partners at Conservation Volunteers we have been able to create homes for our native species and help restore koala habitat by planting over 65,000 trees to date. The journey has just begun, and is a long road ahead but we are pleased with this tremendous progress and the ability to engage our NRMA customers along the way.”

– Katherine White, Partnerships, NRMA Insurance & IAG



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