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Join us at the 2017 Blue Star Metropolitan Sustainability Awards as we recognise, celebrate and reward the sustainability initiatives of NSW metropolitan councils, businesses and community groups.
The Blue Star Awards recognises a range of projects across a broad range of sustainability areas and in particular community engagement and education that all help to Keep NSW Beautiful.
Being truly ‘sustainable’ means addressing the entire spectrum of environmental, social and economic factors.
The event will be hosted by 2016 Blue Star Award winner, Randwick City Council on Tuesday 14 November 2017.
The day will kick-off at the Prince Henry Centre with a morning of waste and recycling presentations and projects from prominent industry representatives and councils followed by the awards presentation luncheon at which the Overall Council Award for 2017 will be announced. At the conclusion of lunch a complimentary bus will take delegates on a tour of the Randwick Council Sustainability Hub.
|9.00am – 9.30am||Registration|
|9.30am – 12.30pm||Presentations of Case Studies of inspiring Sustainable Projects|
|–||Introducing Return and Earn: A container deposit scheme for NSW
Phoebe Ashe, NSW EPA
|–||Randwick Recycling Centre – Protecting the community and the environment
Dr Talebul Islam, Randwick City Council
|–||Battery Stewardship – Recycling collections, challenges and opportunities
Rose Read, MRI PSO
|–||Plastic Police® Program – an innovative program that enables local communities to tackle the issue of soft plastic packaging
Samantha Cross, Cross Connections Consulting
|–||Waste Mattresses – Putting the problem to bed
Andrew Douglas, Soft Landing
|–||Orange – Striving for sustainability
Roger Smith, Orange City Council
|–||Some facts about energy from waste in Australia
Dr Ron Wainberg, MRA Consulting
|12.30pm – 2.30pm||Awards Presentation Luncheon|
|2.30pm – 4.00pm||Tour of the Randwick Sustainability Hub
In Randwick, a community centre has been turned into an innovative sustainability hub – a learning and demonstration centre imagined around the sustainable use of water, energy and food.The centre has been retrofitted for energy and water efficiency. A photovoltaic panel array, wind turbine, interior improvements to energy and water use, a range of rainwater tanks and PIG (Permaculture Interpretive Garden). The centre also features The Classroom, made from recycled materials and a Balcony Garden Display area.
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