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Green Ribbon Award finalists announced

Green Ribbon Award finalists announced


To mark World Environment Day, Environment Minister Amy Adams has today announced the finalists for the 2014 Green Ribbon Awards, which honour outstanding contributions to protecting New Zealand's environment.

“Over the 24 years of the Green Ribbon Awards, more than 150 environmental champions have been recognised for their initiative, commitment and dedication to tackling environmental issues,” Ms Adams says.

“For this year’s awards, 113 nominations were received across 12 categories. The finalists come from a range of backgrounds and the work they do is challenging, time-consuming and sometimes unrewarded.

“World Environment Day is an ideal occasion to show the human face of environmental issues, and promote the fantastic work that is happening in our communities

“Tackling environmental issues is not easy. The Green Ribbon Awards provide an important opportunity to appreciate and showcase the diverse, innovative and interesting environmental activities that are happening around New Zealand.

“New Zealanders have always valued and taken part in voluntary activities, but it is also great to see the range of private and public sector groups that are now making sustainability an integral part of their business.”

The finalists include councils, schools, scientists, community organisations, conservation groups, and businesses. Their environmental projects include waste reduction, protecting native species, public education, lowering carbon footprints, reducing water pollution, and more sustainable business practices.

The finalists will attend an awards dinner at Parliament on June 16. Winners will be announced in each category, and then an overall supreme winner will be revealed.

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