Brian Sherman, Australian Museum Trust, the Hon. Frank Sartor MP and Frank Howarth, Australian Museum, at the launch of the Eureka Prizes.
Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
On the 19 March 2008, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes were launched by the Hon. Frank Sartor, Minister for the Arts, among the dinosaurs at the Australian Museum.
Now in its 19th year, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes have grown in size and stature to become Australia's premier science awards. The 2008 program consists of 20 prizes worth over $200,000 with seven prizes for environmental issues.
These prizes are made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change which sponsors the Eureka Prize for Environmental Sustainability Education.
Finalists will be announced on 24 July. Winners will be announced at the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Gala Dinner on 19 August.
For further information about the Eureka Prizes:
Banksia Environmental Awards
The Environment Minister's Young Environmentalist of the Year Award for Australia's leading young environmentalist aged 15 to 25 is part of the Banksia Awards program for the first time this year. Entries for this award close 23 June 2008.
The Banksia Awards recognise businesses, individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the environment in the past two years. The awards include 10 categories that reflect the major environmental issues facing Australia today, including climate change, business sustainability, water preservation and eco-innovation.
The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW is a proud sponsor of the Business Sustainability Award.
The Awards will be presented at a 20th anniversary Gala Dinner on 18 July 2008 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
For more information about the Banksia Awards visit the Banksia website
Bernard Carlon from DECC presenting the 2007 Environmental Education award to Ying Carruthers from Christian Community Aid.
NSW Sustainable Cities
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW is calling for entries to the 2008 Sustainable Cities competition, a leading community and environmental awards program for metropolitan communities in NSW.
The overall Sustainable Cities award will be presented on 14 August at Royal Randwick Racecourse, alongside a number of sponsored awards covering issues such as environmental education, urban wildlife, waste and sustainable communities.
The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW is a proud sponsor of the Environmental Education award.
Entries close 30 May 2008.
For further information about the NSW Sustainable Cities awards: