Shellharbour Council in the running for green award

SHELLHARBOUR City Council is among the finalists for the Environmental Education Award in the 2014 Sustainable Cities competition.

The council is one of three finalists vying for the title, on the strength of its project ‘Growing Minds Greening Communities’. Sustainable Cities is one of three sustainability awards programs run by Keep NSW Beautiful. They competition celebrates and promotes grassroots environmental action in NSW metro areas.

Shellharbour Council joins the ranks of finalists in ten other categories eagerly anticipating the announcement of winners at the awards ceremony.

The winner will be announced on Friday, July 18 at a dinner hosted by the winner of last year’s Overall Sustainable Council Award, the City of Canada Bay.

Sustainable Cities is an initiative of Keep NSW Beautiful that gives special recognition to the outstanding environmental initiatives from a wide cross-section of urban communities. Awards can go to local councils, community groups, schools, or business who tackle sustainability in their neighbourhoods.

CEO of Keep NSW Beautiful, David Imrie said he was anticipating an evening of friendly rivalry as the winners are announced.

“This year we have received entries of exceptional quality and creativity. The calibre of contestants makes for a very competitive program and the achievements which have come across our judges’ desks over the past weeks are truly inspirational”, said Mr Imrie.

“Every single finalist listed is deserving of a win, and we wish Shellharbour the best of luck in the Awards.”

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