Building a Better Tomorrow: Future Green Leader Award

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A new award aims to recognise and reward rising sustainability stars building a better future for Australia.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has launched the Future Green Leader Award to encourage emerging leaders with creative ideas and commitment to the property and construction industry.

“We are excited to be launching the Future Green Leader Award, which will honour up-and-coming sustainability specialists who are demonstrating strong leadership and potential,” says the GBCA’s Chief Executive, Romilly Madew.

“We hope this new award will also inspire other young people at the start of their careers to embrace sustainable thinking,” Ms Madew adds.

The Future Green Leader Award is being supported by Australand and Interface. Managing Director of Australand, Bob Johnston, says: “The focus on sustainability within the property industry has increased significantly over the last 10 years. Future Green Leaders will continue to encourage this evolution. We are proud to support the Future Green Leaders award and network and welcome the next wave of sustainability professionals and leaders into the industry.”

Managing Director of Interface Australia Clinton Squires, says: “Sustainability has been embedded into the Interface culture for almost 20 years. We are excited to sponsor this year’s Future Green Leaders award and look forward to seeing where the next generation of sustainable thinkers takes us.”

Applicants must outline – using written, video or visual media – what drives their interest in sustainability. Applicants must be under the age of 30 to be eligible, and be members of the GBCA’s Future Green Leaders network, which is free to join. Award applications are open until 1 September 2014.

The winner will receive a one year VIP pass to unlimited GBCA events, courses, site tours and online learning, a coveted speaking spot at Green Building Day 2015, three mentoring sessions with an industry leader plus recognition as the Future Green Leader 2014.
“Sustainability professionals are acutely aware that we don’t inherit the planet from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children. This award is an exciting new platform for us to promote the critical role that our industry’s future leaders will play in creating a sustainable built environment for us all,” Ms Madew concludes.

More information, including application requirements and terms and conditions, can be found online:
www.gbca.org.au/be-involved/future-green-leaders/

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