KAB finalist in UNAA World Environment Day Awards 2016

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Keep Australia Beautiful National Association (KAB) are a finalist in the UNAA World Environment Day Awards 2016 in the Organisation Leadership category.

Celebrating 48 Years of the Sustainable Communities Awards Program KAB representatives will be attending the awards event on 6 June in Melbourne.

For almost 50 years, KAB has been working with communities across the country to improve the sustainability achievements of grassroots rural, regional, metropolitan and coastal communities across Australia.

Philip Robinson, CEO of KAB said, “from humble beginnings in 1968, the Tidy Towns name has always been synonymous with community pride, cohesion and above all community action.”

“Since then, KAB has seen almost 420 towns, cities and beaches go on to represent their state or territory with their tremendous amount of involvement from communities, schools, councils, volunteers and governments across the country, and we have seen 48 Australian title holders,” Mr Robinson said.

The UNAA Awards, which have been running since 2000, are designed to celebrate the innovation and creativity of Australian organisations and individuals and encourage others to take positive action.

More than 40 schools, journalists, local councils, environmental organisations and individuals have been named finalists in the 2016 UN Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards. Winners in the 12 categories will be announced on World Environment Day.

The United Nations Association of Australia is one of 100 associations around the world which promote the ideals and work of the UN in local communities.

Organisation Leadership Award

FINALIST: Keep Australia Beautiful National Association, 48 Years of the Sustainable Communities Awards Program
FINALIST: De Bortoli Wines, The journey to becoming the zero waste winery (NSW)
FINALIST: Bega Cheese Limited, BEMS and the Milk Sustainability Growth program (NSW)
FINALIST:  ClimateWorks Australia, Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world (VIC)
FINALIST: Australia Dairy Industry Council, Australia Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework (VIC).

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