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Mum’s The Word At Premier’s Sustainability Awards

29 October 2015

Local volunteer-run groups St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums last night won top recognition at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards Ceremony.

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville presented the St Kilda-based organisation with the award for their Recycle, Reuse, Rehome project whereby volunteers collect, reuse and recycle pre-loved babies and children’s gear, and re-distribute to families in need.

St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums are voluntary networks of parents who collect and sort donations of baby and young children's essential nursery equipment, clothing, prams and strollers, car restraints, highchairs, toys and books.

These items are then re-distributed by Maternal & Child Health Nurses and Family Case Workers from dozens of welfare agencies to families in need across metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat. By reusing pre-loved children's gear, the groups share the joy of parenthood whilst ensuring these items avoid going to landfill.

Barwon Health was announced as the winner of the Premier's Regional Recognition Award for their Food Services Central Production Unit Recycling Initiatives project.

The Premier's Sustainability Awards are now in their 13th year running and are still Victoria's most highly recognised annual sustainability awards across business, government, health, education and the community.

For more information on this year’s winners, visit Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water Lisa Neville

"It’s great to see this organisation being recognised for their philanthropic work, and also for incorporating environmentally-friendly choices into their project goals.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to continue the delivery of this historic awards program, which has brought to light countless innovative projects and sustainable ideas.”

The winners of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2015 are:

Built Environment Award:

Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance - Watts Working Better

Community Award:

St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums - Recycle, Reuse, Rehome

Education Award:

The University of Melbourne - The Growing Green Guide for Melbourne

Environmental Justice Award:

Darebin City Council - Darebin Solar Saver

Environmental Protection Award:

Robert Bosch Australia- Reclamation of Copper from Prescribed Industrial Wastewater

Government Award:

Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group and Moira Shire Council - Overcoming Barriers to

Effective Household Kerbside Garden and Food Organics Recovery

Health Award:

Monash Health - Cleaning Without Chemicals in Healthcare

Innovative Products or Services Award:

Living Fundraisers - Closet Cleanout

Small and Medium Enterprises Award:

Yarra Valley Estate - Yarra Valley Estate

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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