Environment Minister Amy Adams tonight announced the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust as the Supreme Winner of the 2013 Green Ribbon Awards. The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by Ms Adams at Parliament, with a further eleven category winners from around the country also announced.
“The Trust has adopted an innovative and broad-reaching approach to environmental education and outreach. Its methods are highly engaging and effective,” Ms Adams says.
“Marine debris has great repercussions on public health and the marine environment. The Trust has been pushing boundaries, using innovative ways to engage with the community and has demonstrated great entrepreneurship in tackling this issue.”
The Green Ribbon Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by organisations, businesses and communities to protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s environment.
The finalists covered areas such as caring for water, minimising waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and business leadership.
2013 Green Ribbon Award Winners are:
- Protecting our biodiversity: Rotoroa Island Trust (Auckland)
- Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions: Auckland War Memorial Museum (Auckland)
- Caring for our water: Taranaki Regional Council (Stratford)
- Minimising our waste: Downer New Zealand and Chorus (Auckland)
- Protecting our coasts and oceans: The Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust (Auckland)
- Communication and education: Adam Buckingham (Auckland)
- Community leadership: Lincoln Envirotown Trust (Lincoln)
- Small business leadership: Pryors Apparelmaster (Auckland), La Nouva Apparelmaster (New Plymouth), Apparelmaster Christchurch (Christchurch)
- Large business leadership: Yealands Estate (Seddon)
- Public sector leadership: Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord (Palmerston North)
- Green economy: Fine Particle Application New Zealand (Inglewood)
- Supreme Award Winner: The Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust (Auckland)