Melaleuca Awards

About the Melaleuca Awards

Power and Water's Melaleuca Awards were developed in 2003 to recognise outstanding achievement in environmental excellence in the Northern Territory. Over nine years we recognised and rewarded numerous businesses, community groups, schools and individuals for being environmental advocates.  

Territorians who are re-using, recycling or reducing energy and water consumption, being innovative in sustainable principles, conserving resources, promoting climate change awareness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving business sustainability have been acknowledged for their excellent efforts.

The Melaleuca Awards are no longer being held however please find out about our most recent recipients.

2012 Melaleuca Awards

Watch an interview with some of the 2012 winners below or read a summary of the high calibre submissions - be inspired!

 Alawa Primary School Charles Darwin University Colemans Printing Environment Centre NT and Nursery & Garden Industry NT Ludmilla Creek Landcare Group The Plantsmith Emma Lupin

Left to right: Alawa Primary School, Charles Darwin University, Colemans Printing, Environment Centre NT and Nursery & Garden Industry NT, Ludmilla Creek Landcare Group, The Plantsmith and Emma Lupin.

2012 Winners

Melaleuca Awards 2012 - winners - Darwin event Melaleuca Awards 2012 - winners - Alice Springs event
Left to right: winners at the Darwin Melaleuca Awards' presentation evening. Alice Springs Reptile Centre with their award at the Alice Springs Melaleuca Awards' presentation evenings.

The winners:

Individual Category Award
Emma Lupin – Promoting local food, productive gardening and sustainable urban living

Energy Conservation Award – Small Organisation
Alice Springs Reptile Centre – Aiming to become 100 per cent carbon neutral

Energy Conservation Award – Large Organisation
Charles Darwin University – Building Management Systems for Energy Efficiency

Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement Award
Ludmilla Creek Landcare Group – An urban community based environmental catchment management and engagement project

Recycling and Waste Management Award
Colemans Printing – Go for Green – Sustainability initiative developed to lift the business’ overall environmental performance

Water Conservation Award
The Plantsmith – Development of The Plantsmith Nursery – A wholesale plant production nursery based on ecological growing principles

Eco School – Environmentally Friendly Gardens Award
Alawa Primary School – Tropical Kitchen Garden Program – Teaching children about the natural world and how to care for it through growing and harvesting seasonal produce

Cross Category Award
Environment Centre NT & Nursery and Garden Industry NT – Increased awareness of sustainable practices at the combined Tropical Garden Spectacular & Top End Sustainable Living Festival 2011 event

A special Chairman's Encouragement Award was presented to:
Don Duggan – Maningrida Beautification Program – Special acknowledgment to Don who focused on enhancing and beautifying the community while providing education and employment opportunities 

We thank all entrants for their quality submissions and encourage everyone to continue their excellent work.

Read a summary of this year's high calibre submissions.

Listen to the teams at the Snake Bean Community Food Garden and the City of Palmerston to find out more about their Melaleuca Awards' submissions.