The HSBC Blue Carbon Citizen Program, funded by HSBC, Deakin University and Earthwatch, educates Australia’s corporate executives in climate change knowledge, empowering them to build a sustainable future and value Australia’s coastal ecosystems.
By swapping suits for gumboots and providing an immersive experience into coastal wetland research, the BlueCarbonArmy connects executives with nature, leading to scientifically-documented sustainable behaviours. The engagement of the participants in coastal research builds scientific trust to support nature-based climate solutions in Victoria.
The Education category recognises excellence and innovation in the delivery of educational programs that contribute to a more sustainable Victoria.
Sustainability Victoria CEO Claire Ferres Miles congratulated the Blue Carbon Lab on their achievement, and said the project demonstrates an innovative approach to driving a more sustainable future.
“The continued year-on-year growth of the Awards reflects optimism and momentum to achieve Victoria’s commitment to transition to a circular and zero net emissions economy to reduce, re-use and recycle,” Ferres Miles said.
“From volunteer groups dedicating countless hours to large businesses taking action, it is inspiring to see the quality of varied and innovative submissions this year.”
Now in their 18th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards are Victoria’s most highly recognised annual sustainability awards program comprising of 10 categories.
Winners will be announced at the Premier’s Sustainability Award’s online ceremony to be held on Wednesday 16 December.
Premier Daniel Andrews will personally select the winners of the overall awards, the Premier’s Recognition Award and Premier’s Regional Recognition Award, from this year’s list of finalists. The Premier’s Recognition Awards recognise submissions that showcase outstanding innovation in sustainability and demonstrate notable benefits for metropolitan and regional Victoria.
For more information, photos and profiles of all finalists, visit sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au