Ms Parker said this year’s winners show us that no matter the size or type of organisation, investing in environmental sustainability brings social and economic benefits to the community.
"The GPT Group won the Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence for their good governance that embeds sustainability practices into day-to-day operations," Ms Parker said.
"Already leaders in environmental excellence, the GTP Group continue to improve their performance through their subsidiary, Innogen Australia, dedicated to investigating new ways to improve energy use across their portfolio.
"The inaugural Heritage Sustainability Award was won by Mawland Group who manage North Head’s Q Station and strike the right balance between conserving our heritage and adopting innovative adaptive reuse practises.
"Q Station has successfully restored 65 heritage buildings, actively protects 30ha of natural bushland and operates a commercially viable and internationally renowned tourist attraction.
"Other winners included the Wollongong social enterprise, Renewable Recyclers, who won the Regional Sustainability Award for their e-waste project that also provides employment for disadvantaged Australians and people with a disability.
"Up to 30 employees collect and recycle more than 750 tonnes of e-waste a year and offer 'renewed' and affordable computers to lower income households and community groups.
"The NSW Government hosts these annual awards to foster opportunity and partnership with the community and to showcase environmental excellence in NSW.
"It’s exciting to see this year’s winners sharing their knowledge and ideas with others, helping to make businesses, communities and government more sustainable."
2013 Green Globe Award Winners
|Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence
The GPT Group
Nimbin Neighbourhood & Information Centre
|Public Sector Sustainability Award
Youth Eco Summit - University of Western Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and
Department of Education and Communities
|Local Government Sustainability Award
City of Sydney
Riverina Water County Council
|Small Business Sustainability Award
Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club
|Waste and Recycling Award
Bankstown City Council
|Climate Change Leadership Award
|Built Environment Sustainability Award
DEXUS Property Group
|Environmental Innovation Award
|Business Sustainability Award
The GPT Group
|Regional Sustainability Award
|Community Sustainability Award
Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre
|10 Year Sustainability Achievement Award
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
|Heritage Sustainability Award
Mawland Quarantine Station