Sustainability stars celebrated at Glossies
  • Saturday 29 June 2013

Eleven local innovators are leading the Coast to a cleaner greener future after being honoured as sustainability champions at the annual 2013 Living Smart Glossies Awards tonight (Saturday 29 June).

Sunshine Coast Council Environment Portfolio Councillor Tony Wellington said the commitment of local people to go green at home, at work and in the community showed in the high standard of nominations.

“The calibre of entrants this year has been outstanding and all have taken proactive, innovative and unique approaches to sustainability,” Cr Wellington said.

“I congratulate the dozens of businesses, groups and individuals who have entered this year for their dedication to creating positive environmental change within our community. To my mind everyone who entered is a winner thanks to their commitment to a better future.

“The businesses represented are innovators in their field and are leading the way for the Sunshine Coast to be recognised as a hub for sustainable enterprise and Cleantech Industries.

“We also celebrate the tireless efforts of community organisations that protect our region’s natural assets and create positive community action for a more sustainable future for our region.”

The 2013 Glossies Award winners are:

  • Halcyon Landing – Over 50’s Lifestyle Resort, Bli Bli Affordable Living (Professional)
  • Kin Kin Primary School Edible Landscape (Professional)
  • Tim Lang Edible Landscape (Residential)
  • Archicology – Sunshine Coast Airport Administration Building and WD Architects - Shlegeris Residence (dual winners) Excellence in Sustainable Building and Design (Professional >$550K)
  • WD Architects – Obi Obi House Excellence in Sustainable Building Design (Professional <$550K)
  • Rockcote Earthern Home – Cameron Family Excellence in Sustainable Building and Design (Owner/Builder)
  • Intelligent Automation – G-Switch Living Smart Solutions (Business)
  • Sunshine Beach Bushland Care – Seaview Rehabilitation Unitywater Creekside Greening
  • Susie Chapman Hall of Fame
  • Professor Ian Lowe Hall of Fame
  • WD Architects Golden Glossy

“It’s fantastic to see two Hall of Fame inductees this year – Susie Chapman from SEQ Catchments, and Professor Ian Lowe who wears many hats including President of the Australian Conservation Foundation and adjunct professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast,” Cr Wellington said.

“Both educate and inspire and are dedicated to delivering sustainability outcomes for the region.”

More than 160 people attended this year’s Glossies Awards, hosted by The Great South East presenter Sofie Formica and addressed by Earth Hour co-creator and The Project panellist Todd Sampson.