2012 Melaleuca Award winners announced

13 July 2012

Power and Water Corporation Managing Director Andrew Macrides was proud to recognise and reward the winners of this year’s Melaleuca Awards at a ceremony held at Myilly Point Heritage Precinct in Darwin last night.

"This is the tenth year we have recognised environmental excellence in the community," said Andrew Macrides.

"We think it is great testament to our ongoing commitment to the community that we received so many submissions this year.

"The judges also impressed upon me the calibre and quality of submissions and said it was great endorsement for the standing these awards have in the community.

"This year we refreshed the categories to highlight key areas of environmental focus on energy, water and natural environment protection and enhancement.

The winners, who each receive cash prize money, a certificate and a trophy, are:

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 UniversityBuilding 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

Chairman’s Encouragement Award
Don Duggan – Maningrida Beautification Program – Special acknowledgment to Don who focused on enhancing and beautifying the community while providing education and employment opportunities
Power and Water wishes to congratulate all this year’s winners and thank everyone who entered the annual Melaleuca Awards.

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