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Sydney’s Northern Beaches secures prestigious sustainability award

Sydney’s Northern Beaches secures prestigious sustainability award
November 18, 2020

Sydney’s Northern Beaches has won the prestigious Keep Australia Beautiful NSW 2020 Sustainable Cities Award with the award recognising and supporting the accomplishments of Councils and volunteer environmental projects that actively work towards making Sydney a prime model for sustainable practices across all sectors of the community and industry.

Northern Beaches Council was also the joint winner in the Response to Climate Change Award for the Protect.Create.Live – Northern Beaches Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the Swap for Good business program won the Environmental Communication Award and the Closed Loop Organic Recycling Program won the Recycled Organics Award.

Waste education messaging on the Council’s garbage trucks ‘What a load of rubbish – say no to single-use plastic’ was Highly Commended in the Don’t Be a Tosser! Litter Action Award.

Northern Beaches community organisations also secured awards and contributed towards the overall win of Sustainable Cities Award. Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP) won the Coastal and Waterways Protection Award for their Reducing Litter in Dee Why Lagoon Catchment project, and Operation Straw won Highly Commended in the Coastal and Waterways Protection category for their good work retrieving plastic straws from our local oceans. 

Norther Beaches local schools also got involved with Seaforth Public School taking out the School Achievement Award for their Kitchen Garden program and Northern Beaches Secondary College, Cromer Campus awarded Highly Commended for their recycling project.

Image: Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan along with Council officers accepted the award at a recent ceremony held in Granville. Courtesy northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

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