Businesses win green awards

TWO Northern Rivers organisations have been honoured by NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker after winning bronze medals in the State Government’s Sustainability Advantage Program.

Summerland Credit Union and Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter both received gongs in the program, along with 61 other businesses and organisations.

“These businesses have introduced initiatives that have reduced their environmental impact while also slashing their costs – it is a win for the environment and a win for the businesses involved,” Ms Parker said.

The 63 businesses that were recognised in Gold, Silver and Bronze awards have saved $23.8 million, including 42,509 MWh of electricity, 98,729 MJ of gas, 2.2 billion litres of water, 45,000 tonnes of waste.

“This is about introducing practical changes today that create sustainability for tomorrow and help businesses reduce their costs,” Ms Parker said.

“These businesses and organisations are leaders in each of their sectors, successfully bringing sustainability into their operations, engaging staff and customers in improving environmental performance and achieving solid water, energy, waste and cost savings.”

Ms Parker said only about 18% of program participants earned a medal.



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