2016 Business Environment Awards Winners

The 2016 Inner West Business Environment Awards were held on Tuesday 29 November 2016. The awards recognise local businesses for actions to be more sustainable. More than 20 local businesses were recognised as winners or finalists in the seven award categories.

The 2016 event featured inspiring guest speeches from Jason McDermott, Co-founder of Dresden Optics; and Angela Michaelis of local environmental advocacy group, Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle.

2016 Winners and Finalists

For actions over a range of initiatives and taking a holistic view of sustainability.

Winner

For their valuable contribution to waste reduction, skills development and community collaboration. The Bower continues to demonstrate continual improvement and looks beyond resource savings.

Finalists

Sustainable Innovation Award

For exploring new and creative solutions to sustainability opportunities.

Winner

For their innovative educational project ‘Replay’. Providing waste education resources and workshops for educators, they have so far engaged with almost 9,000 young children in the community, pushing for a shift towards better waste behaviour.

Finalists

  • MakerSpace & Co – Marrickville
  • The Icicle Bicycle Co – Marrickville

Water Saver Award

For water efficiency, rainwater tanks and water sensitive urban design.

Winner

The theatre recently connected their three large rainwater tanks to flush six onsite toilets and most sinks as part of their on-going eco-plan.

Highly Commended

Finalists

For avoiding, reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

Winner

The salons are part of the Sustainable Salons initiative, and are taking a sustainable approach in their product choice, and recycling 90% of their waste.

Finalists

Energy Smart

For energy efficiency of gas and electricity and renewable energy.

Winner

For installing LED lighting, upgrading their air-conditioner, and currently investigating solar panel installation.

Highly Commended

Finalists

Beyond our Four Walls

For influencing supply chains for sustainable outcomes.

Winner

For developing their strong relationship with NSW farmers, and sourcing their key ingredients locally.

Highly Commended

Finalists

Community Leadership

For taking leadership on community and social issues.

Winner

For empowering women and their communities in developing countries. They also provide employment and skills development for young people from local schools.

Highly Commended

Finalists

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