Australian Sustainable Cities judge on his way to Glenorchy

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Monday 8 September 2014

 

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What: National Judge visit on site with Glenorchy representatives and VIP’s
When: Tuesday 9 September 2014
Media call time: 11am
Location: Benjafield Child Care Centre

Glenorchy City Council representatives are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Keep Australia Beautiful national Sustainable Cities judge, Cameron Little, on Tuesday 9 September 2014 as it vies to become the 2014 winner of the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards.

As part of his judging tour, Cameron Little will visit a number of the key environmental projects and initiatives in Glenorchy that earned the city the Tasmanian state winner’s title this year. Last year the title was held by Launceston.

According to Mr Little, “to be recognised on a national stage is quite the achievement for Glenorchy City Council. I can’t wait to see their winning projects first hand.”

Glenorchy are the stand out finalist for the state because the elected and the employed personnel on the council have demonstrated very clearly that they understand the need to be in touch and keep in touch with the community they serve.

The Glenorchy Youth Taskforce is the longest continuous council supported youth group in Australia, which holds promise in the Young Legends category.

Mr Little will evaluate these initiatives against the national awards criteria which encompasses environmental innovation and protection, resource recovery and waste management, water conservation and energy innovation, community action and partnerships, litter prevention, the protection of heritage and culture and a young legends category.

Keep Australia Beautiful National Chief Executive, Peter McLean said, “the Sustainable Cities program allows Australia to show case the best of the best, and provides outstanding examples of how cities around the nation are implementing practical projects that help local communities achieve an efficient and sustainable future.”

Other finalists already announced include Canberra Urban Honey, Australian Capital Territory; City of Manly, New South Wales; and City of Brimbank, Victoria. Every state and territory will be participating this year, with the remainder soon to be revealed.

The existing Australian Sustainable Cities winner is City of Marion in South Australia, and this title will be passed onto the new 2014 winner at the awards event to be held there in November.

The Australian Sustainable Cities Awards encourage, motivate and celebrate the local sustainability achievements of urban communities across Australia, and have been running since 2007.

The Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Sustainable Cities Awards are sponsored by the Do The Right Thing program of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. Event sponsor is City of Marion.

For more information visit: kab.org.au

Media Contact: Emma McGrath

Phone: 0437 396 290

Email: emcgrath@gcc.tas.gov.au

Judge Contact:Cameron Little
Mob: 0414 385 644 cameron@sustainabilitysystems.com.au

National Media Comment:Peter McLean, National Executive Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful
Mob: 0416 227 158 peter@kab.org.au

National Media Contact:   Alice Morgan, Communications Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful Tel: (02) 8626 9396 alice@kab.org.au

About Sustainable Cities  About Cameron Little

About Keep Australia Beautiful: Keep Australia Beautiful is the national peak body on litter prevention. With more than four decades of experience in engaging Australians to care for their local environments, (not to be confused with the organisation Clean Up Australia Day) KAB Programs include Sustainable Cities, Tidy Towns, Clean Beaches, National Litter Index, Eco-Schools, Australia’s Litter Action Plan and Keep Australia Beautiful Week in August.

The KAB National website is www.kab.org.au where all information on the organisation can be accessed including the National Litter Index, which is Australia’s only independent nation-wide litter research.

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