Nominations open for Environment Awards

Nominations are now open for the annual Southland Community Environment Awards awards which recognise achievements of special significance that benefit Southland’s environment.

Judges are looking for people and projects that enhance, protect and showcase Southland’s environment, says long-time judge, Warren Tuckey, director of operations at Environment Southland.

“We’re fortunate to live in an amazing natural environment. There are so many people who are active in their own patch of the province, looking after and nurturing what we have either through educational projects, sustainable practice or innovative thinking. If you’re one of them, we want to hear from you.”

There are  seven award categories:  individual, farming, school, community group, commercial, innovator and achiever. The same project can be nominated in up to two categories.

Projects entered must be either located in Southland, have been developed in Southland or be of demonstrated benefit to the region. People can nominate their own project or another project that makes a positive contribution to the environment. Winning entries receive sponsored prizes that include cash, travel, native plants or financial services.

  • Award nominations close on 13 May 2016. A nomination form and information pack can be downloaded from the Environment Southland website .The 2016 winners will be announced on 3 August 2016.