Living Sustainably Awards now open
THE search is on for residents and organisations that contribute significantly to a more sustainable Clarence Valley.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Council's annual Living Sustainably Awards.
The awards comprise categories for individuals, businesses, education and community groups that enhance environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Mayor Richie Williamson said the council was looking for nominees who excelled in any aspect of sustainability such as those who reduced energy and water consumption, acknowledged the significance of local culture, provided sustainable recreation, environmental conservation, sustainable economic development, showed leadership within the community and developed innovative ideas.
Nominations are due by 4pm Monday, May 23, and will be judged by council's Climate Change Advisory Committee.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony during Local Government Week from August 1-7.
Nomination forms are available at clarence.nsw.gov.au, or can be collected from the council offices at 2 Prince St, Grafton, and 50 River St, Maclean.
Enquiries phone Suzanne Lynch on 66430200 or email suzanne.lynch@clarence .nsw.gov.au.