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Canterbury Resource Management Awards closing soon

August 8, 2008

MEDIA STATEMENT


Awards closing soon

Groups or individuals involved with sustainable management of Canterbury’s resources have less than a week left to enter the Canterbury Resource Management Awards 2008.

Environment Canterbury reports a high standard of projects entered so far for the awards which close on Friday, August 15.

Some of the entries from across the region involve new technology, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and ecological restoration.

"These awards champion our communities’ commitment to sustainable management of Canterbury's wealth of resources,” said acting Environment Canterbury chair Jo Kane.

“They reward outstanding innovation, conservation, efficiencies and good old Kiwi hard work,” she said.

The awards are presented every two years, to reward projects that promote sustainable management of natural and constructed resources.

“They highlight what we do well in Canterbury, and what we often take for granted on a daily basis, as individuals, groups and businesses continue with initiatives that help and foster great sustainable management processes,” said Cr Kane.

Entries for four categories - community, commercial, individual and professional are invited from throughout the region, from Kaikoura district to the Waitaki catchment:

As well there are special awards for energy and water efficiency, heritage and waste reduction.

Further information on the awards is available on 03 353 9735, or toll free 0800 EC INFO (0800 324 636), or from www.ecan.govt.nz/rmawards


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