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Entries for the NSW Sustainability Awards 2022 are open

July 6, 2022

Nicholas Scaltrito


Is your business or organisation a leader in sustainability? The NSW Sustainability Awards is putting a spotlight on organisations that are committed to overcoming environmental problems with sustainable solutions and innovation.

Organised by the Banksia Foundation, the NSW Sustainability Awards 2022 recognises those excelling in environmental and sustainable solutions. Entries are now open until the 8th of September 2022, with finalists announced on the 4th of October 2022. 

Since 1989, the Banksia Foundation has worked to recognise individuals within government, business, and the community for their contributions to social and environmental sustainability. 

With categories covering the circular economy to innovations targeting net zero, as well as recognition for the next generation of sustainability champions, the 2022 NSW Sustainability Awards are an opportunity to show how your organisation is disrupting the sustainability sector for the better. 

Some of this year's categories include: 

  • Net Zero Action Award 

The Net Zero Action Award recognises a tangible program or initiative that proves transition toward net zero across emissions, waste, and consumption. 

  • Primary Industries and Regional Development Award 

The Primary Industry and Regional Development Award recognises outstanding sustainable achievements across regional Australia.  

  • Clean Technology Award 

The Clean Technology Award recognises outstanding initiatives that showcase efficient resources through renewable energy, low emissions technology, and significant pollution reduction (beyond compliance) of our water, air, and land. 

  • Circular Transition Award 

The Circular Transition Award recognises outstanding achievements in innovative design in waste and pollution systems, products, and regenerating strategies. 

  • Small and Medium Enterprises Transformation Award 

The SME Award recognises outstanding achievements that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and that integrate sustainability principles and practices across business activities, whether as a for-profit or for-purpose organisation. 

To access entry kits for these, and other, categories or to find out about last years finalists and winners, visit the Banksia Foundation.

Image: Planet Protector Packaging is in the race to become the market leader in sustainable thermal packaging that doesn’t harm the planet. They were last years winners of the Gold Banksia Award and Agriculture and Regional Development Award.


Nicholas Scaltrito

Nick joined Planet Ark in 2021 coming from a background of graphic design and marketing communications. A self-described “jack-of-all-trades’, Nick likes to channel his helpful nature and enthusiasm for change in all aspects of life from his social life and work to his community volunteering.


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