Residents recognised for clean, green, sustainable excellence

Brisbane City Council has recognised groups and individuals going above and beyond to secure a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future for Brisbane, as part of this year’s Cleaner Suburbs Awards.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today congratulated the winners of this year’s awards, which recognise excellence across 12 categories such as litter prevention, waste management, resource recovery and waterway health.

“Council has a clear commitment to ensure Brisbane is a clean, green and sustainable city for generations to come, and we are serious about supporting residents who share our vision,” Cr Quirk said.

“Every day across our city, individuals, groups, businesses, workplaces and schools are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment, recognising the importance of ensuring we are doing all we can to look after our vibrant city.

“The Cleaner Suburbs Awards give us the opportunity to recognise these unsung heroes and this year, we saw a record number of individual entries and a record number of votes for the Litter Prevention Award winner which attracted more than 2,000 public votes.

“This year’s group of winners have really gone above and beyond, with some of the initiatives recognised including educational programs, art workshops, community clean-ups and waterway rehabilitation.”

The winners of the awards categories are as follows:
• Innovation in Litter Prevention Award winner – Tangalooma EcoMarines
• Councillors Choice Award winner – Northey Street City Farm
• Litter Prevention Award Individual winner – Amy Whiteman, Travis Muddle, Alex Floridis and Lisa Tittle (Inala)
• Litter Prevention Award Group winner – Tangalooma EcoMarines
• Litter Prevention Award Business winner – Queensland Urban Utilities
• Resource Recovery Award Group winner – Reverse Garbage, Mary Trabucco
• Resource Recovery Award Business winner – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
• Location Clean Up Award winner – Jamboree Residents Association
• Clean Schools Awards, small school winner – Lota State School
• Clean Schools Awards, large school winner – Indooroopilly State School
• Catchment Champions Award winner – Michael Fox – Mt Gravatt Environment Group
• Litter Prevention Champion Award winner (as voted by the public) – World Mission Society Church of God

“Brisbane has been named Australia’s Most Sustainable City twice in the past two years, and we continue to build on our efforts, with bushland acquisition, koala preservation and waste reduction and litter prevention some of the areas we are focussed on right now.

“I congratulate all of our winners and finalists on their success in the 2017 Cleaner Suburbs Awards and thank them for their ongoing efforts in the community.”

[Ends] 10 OCTOBER, 2017