Noosa’s premier environment and sustainability awards, the Noosa Biosphere Awards are calling for entries, with more categories and a new event added to this year’s program.
(Pictured): Dalia Mikhail of the Noosa Environmental Education Hub accepts the People & Economy Award at the
2021 Noosa Biosphere Awards
Now in its third year, the Noosa Biosphere Awards celebrate sustainability excellence in the Noosa region, recognising the individuals, businesses and organisations implementing innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable living.
An initiative of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (NBRF), Chair Fiona Berkin says the Awards acknowledge and highlight those making a difference in the community.
“These Awards offer an opportunity to shine a light on those working to build a smart, healthy and prosperous future within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve,” said Ms Berkin.
“UNESCO biosphere reserve status is a significant badge for Noosa. It recognises the ongoing efforts of our community in maintaining a balance between people and nature.
“The Noosa Biosphere Awards provide a platform to celebrate those individuals and businesses who are leading the way in helping to maintain this balance,” she said.
This year the Awards are expanded to include six categories for entry: Land, Water/Marine, Wildlife, People & Economy (Individual/Not-for-profit), People & Economy (Business), and Young Eco Leader.
“We’re looking for entries that represent all corners of the Noosa Biosphere. From coast to hinterland, from the individual to community organisation, small and large business. We’ve expanded our categories this year to recognise our young champions and even the playing field between community projects and business.
“No matter what size or category your activity falls into, we invite you to apply – and be recognised for the good work you do,” said Ms Berkin.
This year, a dedicated awards night will be held on 30 November to celebrate finalists and announce the winners.
“We have an independent judging panel in place, and they are eager to see who enters this year.”
Entries to the Noosa Biosphere Awards close 22 October. Visit www.noosabiosphere.org.au/awards to enter or nominate someone.