Sunshine Coast Awards Sustainability

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is ready to recognise businesses and community efforts to be sustainable and create a healthy natural environment.

Nominations are open for Sunshine Coast Council’s 2013 Living Smart Glossies Awards, which will be held on Saturday, June 29.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the awards showcased and celebrated the outstanding sustainability achievements of the region to help it become the most sustainable region in the country.

“The Glossies Awards provide the perfect platform for us to appreciate this hard work,” he said. “Continual improvements in areas such as sustainable business practices, the way in which we live and the development of Cleantech Industries can be a win for the environment and the community.”

Councillor Jamieson said he encouraged everyone who had made sustainable choices in their business, home or within their community to enter this year’s awards.

Changes to this year’s awards include the Creekside Greening Award which is open to not-for-profit community groups from the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions that have contributed to the health of local waterways.

The other change is that the Golden Glossy will be awarded to the most outstanding individual, business or organisation from across all award categories, selected by a specialist judging panel and the Hall of Fame is also open to community nominations for the first time.

Residents, organisations and businesses can self-nominate in the categories of Excellence in Sustainable Design, Affordable Living, Living Smart Solutions, Sustainable Business, Greening the Arts, Creekside Greening and Edible Landscape.

Visit www.livingsmartqld.com.au to nominate. Entries close Friday, May 24.