Auckland, July 17, 2018
Leaders and innovators in minimising waste going to landfill will be celebrated at the second Auckland Community Zero Waste Awards Night in Henderson on Wednesday July 25, 2018.
More than 90 community zero waste champions, some as young as eight years old, will be acknowledged as part of the celebration.
Hosted by Shortland Street stars Ben Barrington (Dr Drew McCaskill) and Sam Bunkall (Boyd Rolleston), the Awards recognise the work and passion across the community in six award categories:
Trailblazer: For the individual who has gone above and beyond demonstrating their passion, knowledge, encouragement and empowerment for zero waste in their community
Power of the People: For a group, community organisation (not-for-profit) or school that has demonstrated commitment, effort and leadership
Leaders in the Making: For Rangatahi/Young: People standing up and showing leadership for a zero waste world (this category is divided into two age groups: under 13 and 13-24 years)
Fair On All Fronts: For an innovative community or social enterprise that is converting waste into a resource and improving social, environmental and local economic outcomes
Re-Imagining the Resource: For an innovative, creative and unique upcycled product (each individual or group can enter with up to three different products)
About the Nominees
Nominees come from all over the Auckland Region and are from diverse backgrounds including representatives from Mori, Pacific, Indian and Chinese communities.
The Community Zero Waste Awards Night will be preceded by the Zero Waste Hui during the day, which is an opportunity for individuals and organisations with an interest in waste minimisation to come together to network, share skills and inspire each other.
For a list of speakers, panellists and exhibitors, please visit www.ecomatters.org.nz/zerowastehui
|What: Zero Waste Awards
Who: EcoMatters Environment Trust and
The Auckland Guardians Group
Where: Zeal West, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson
When: Wednesday July 25 at 630 pm
Zero Waste Hui from 930 am to 330 pm
Sudesh Mittal (Courtesy: James Pasley, Fairfax New Zealand; as Published in Central Leader)