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Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards

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Signing Ceremony 

The Awards Trustees are delighted to announce a new anchor sponsor for the 2015 Awards. The Cawthron Institute has come on board to make these Awards better than ever - a great way to mark our 10th anniversary. There will be a signing ceremony to mark this new partnership on 23 June 2014. 

Sound environmental management is good business

Entries for the next round of Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards will open on 12 September 2014.

The 2013 Marlborough Environment Awards were announced on 1 March, with the Mistletoe Bay Trust winning the Supreme Award for their Eco-Village in the Marlborough Sounds.

Mistletoe Bay. Mistletoe Bay Trust, Supreme
and Community Innovation
and Sustainable Living Awards
Te Hoiere Bat Recovery Project. Te Hoiere Bat Recovery Project,
Landscape and Habitat
Enhancement Award
Vineyards. Fromm Winery,
Winegrowing and Horticulture
Cows. Zillwood Property,
Farming Award
Forestry Marlborough Harvesting
Limited, Forestry Award
Bales of Prunings. Yealands
Estate Wine, Business
Innovation Award

See details of the winning entries 

PDF Document. 2013 Awards newsletter (284 Kb)

What do the Awards Offer?

The Awards showcase efforts in Marlborough to enhance and protect the environment and use resources and energy efficiently. It is an opportunity for entrants to share their knowledge and experience and get independent feedback from the judges on what they’re doing and what could be improved. Winners receive positive publicity and prizes worth $1,000 - $3,000.

The Field Days at the winning properties are a highlight of the Awards. They are relaxed gatherings that spread the word about what the winner is achieving and provide inspiration for members of the public.

Schools Award

A Schools Environment Award runs alongside the main awards and is open to all schools in Marlborough. The 2012/2013 winner was Springlands School with their project focusing on improving the Taylor River in Blenheim.

About the Awards

  • The Marlborough Environment Awards were established in 1997 to celebrate and showcase businesses or community projects that are good for the environment.
  • The Awards are held every two years and are run by a charitable trust. Trust members include the Marlborough District Council, Federated Farmers, The Marlborough Environment Centre, the Winegrowers’ Association and the Marlborough Forest Industry Association. The Department of Conservation is also closely involved in running the awards.
  • The Awards are funded by the Marlborough District Council and local sponsors.

Any questions or need more information?

Contact: Nicky Eade at Marlborough District Council Ph: 03 520 7519. 

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