OEH Divisional Director, Bernard Carlon, presented Marrickville Council with the Environmental Education Award
Congratulations to Marrickville Council winner of the Environmental Education Award, and Sydney Harbour YHA, winner of the Heritage Award at the recent 2011 Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards.
Supported by a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust Urban Sustainability Program, Marrikville Council's targetsustainability@marrickville has provided a framework for 117 businesses to:
- divert more than 1520 tonnes of waste from landfill
- save more than 28,000 kilolitres of water
- save more than 900 tonnes of carbon pollution.
This major business education initiative also incorporates economic and social sustainability by supporting businesses to use each other as suppliers, and link with community-based organisations.
Located in Sydney's iconic Rocks precinct, Sydney Harbour YHA and the Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre is the largest urban archaeology development in Australia. Offering budget accommodation, public access to a significant area of colonial archaeology, and heritage education programs, this unique site makes an important contribution to the story of early Sydney.
The large scale redevelopment project shows how heritage objectives can be successfully achieved alongside economic and social outcomes.
The Office of Environment and Heritage is a proud sponsor of the Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards.