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Awards, Awards!!

Posted on 10 June 2008 by e-news

Mount Alexander Community wins UNAA Award, 6 June 08

The Communities of Mount Alexander Shire were one of the winners of this year’s United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards. Announced at a Gala Presentation Dinner held at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, last Friday, the event was hosted by Rob Gell, Environmentalist and President of Greening Australia, Victoria.

This annual national Awards program acknowledges action taken at a local level to address global environmental issues. The United Nation’s theme for World Environment Day this year is CO2 – Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Entrants were judged on the effectiveness and ingenuity of their responses to the challenges presented by global warming. Full details of award winners here.


Representatives of our community with the award and Rob Gell
Photograph by John Sones

MASG’s own World Environment Day Awards, Thursday 5 June 08

As part of the World Environment Day celebrations last Thursday, local businesses were presented with the inaugural Low CO2 Awards by Mayor, Alan Elliott and MASG Project Co-ordinator Dean Bridgfoot. Well done!


Our congratulations go to all the organisations recognised (see below). The winner of the inaugural Mayoral Award for Innovation and Excellence in Energy Management was The Down to Earth Store, on Barker Street in Castlemaine; with a special commendation going to the Maldon Football Club for all their hard work.

When you’re out and about make sure you support the Low CO2 businesses, and congratulate them for leading the way to a sustainable future.

Bronze Category winners:
Castlemaine Childcare Co-operative
Goldfields Provender
Goodfoods of Castlemaine
Gourmet Yabbies
Green goes the Grocer
Leckie Gallery
Mostyn Street Clinic
Theatre Royal

Silver Category winners:
Maldon Football Club
Run Sushi Run
Zen Produce

Gold Category winner:
Down to Earth Store

We also had a special visit from Captain Carbon Hero, pictured here:

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