Winners of 2018 Business Environment Awards
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
The environmental achievements of more than 20 Inner West businesses were celebrated at the Council’s Business Environment Awards.
The Awards were held on Wednesday 28 November at Camperdown Commons, Camperdown.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne congratulated the winners and finalists on their achievements.
“These awards give Council an opportunity to recognise the local businesses achieving great things for our community and economy,” he said.
“They celebrate the sustainability achievements of these businesses and recognise the role they play in a more sustainable Inner West.”
Petersham Bowling Club won the Sustainable Innovation award, for exploring new and creative sustainability solutions. The club has an on-going commitment to environment initiatives, including phasing out single-use soft drinks, installing more solar, planting natives and using waste coffee from local cafes in their compost systems.
Village Wholefoods in Marrickville won the Rethink Waste award for avoiding, reducing, reusing and recycling waste. The whole business model is around avoiding waste including diverting 90% of their plastic waste from landfill and preventing an estimated 20,000 plastic bags from entering the environment.
Explore & Develop in Annandale won the Community Partnership award for partnering with community to solve environmental issues. They did this by working with the Annandale community, children and educators and their professional networks to assist in the process of going plastic-free and reducing waste.
Centre Pharmacy in Summer Hill won the Energy Smart award for smart energy use, low carbon emissions and supporting renewable energy. The pharmacy has covered its roof with a 15kW solar PV system, reduced energy consumption by two-thirds and invested in smart technologies like sensor doors that reduce air conditioning load and LED lighting.
Feather and Bone in Marrickville won the Beyond our Four Walls award for influencing supply chains beyond their operations for sustainable outcomes. The business promotes transparency and visibility in the meat industry and only works with suppliers who focus on building healthy soil, plants and animals, assisting to provide alternatives to intensive farming.
The prestigious Sustainability Leadership award was also won by Feather and Bone, for their far-reaching, holistic sustainability impacts. The business is not only reducing their own energy consumption, they are innovating in new product areas, and their core business is expanding, strengthening and advocating for sustainable livestock farming.
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