Sustainable Communities and Environments Award
Leading, creating and empowering for environmental and community sustainability outcomes
Creating sustainable environments has positive outcomes not only for our shared natural environment, but for the community at large. This award recognises and celebrates innovative initiatives that achieve long-term sustainability outcomes, by supporting and empowering Victorian communities to live a more sustainable life and/or creating sustainable environments.
Nominations should demonstrate and provide evidence of:
An innovative, new or unique approach to sustainability
Partnership(s) and collaboration to achieve better sustainability outcomes
Engagement and consultation with the community and/or other stakeholders, in development and delivery
Long-term effectiveness to achieve outcomes, including measures to realise and protect future outcomes
Measurable social, economic and environmental outcomes, including local action for global impact
Demonstration of leadership with potential to influence other organisations and communities
New technology and/or digital approaches
Above standard practice relative to the organisation size and its core business.
Nominations are now closed.
The Sustainable Communities and Environments Award is proudly sponsored by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Each year our judges tell us that evidence is critical to an award-winning nomination. Be sure to provide data and evidence to support the statements you make in your nomination.
If your project or initiative is still in its infancy and you don’t have any tangible evidence to support its nomination, you might want to consider applying in a subsequent year.
Make sure you address all of the criteria for the award category you’re nominating in.
Write clearly, to the point, and back up your statements.
Be sure to use the option to provide supporting documents. This is your chance to show, rather than tell, of your project or initiative’s merit.
That said, curate what you provide as supporting documents. Our judges have to examine a number of nominations; don’t make it hard for them to find the compelling evidence.
If you have a query, email firstname.lastname@example.org.