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Eco-leaders recognised

Green Lifestyle

The third annual Green Lifestyle Awards were held in Sydney last night, recognising more than 60 leading companies and personalities in the green industry.

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Amanda Tsioutis accepting Car Next Door's award for best Transport – Company at the 2014 Green Lifestyle Awards last night.

Credit: Molly O'Neill

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For the past three years, the Green Lifestyle Awards have recognised and congratulated the top leaders in the green industry.

Among those awarded this year was one of the co-originators of Permaculture, and long-time champion of environmental issues, David Holmgren, who was inducted into the Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame.

Holmgren said in his acceptance speech, “It’s a great honour to be awarded the Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame Award – and quite a surprise!”

“I want to acknowledge the large number of people that have been nominated for these awards, and to emphasise that what we do in our own lives does make a difference,” said Holmgren.

“I think this is something which is still slow to be recognised by the politicos, by the big people, that the way we change ourselves from being irresponsible consumers to responsible producers is an important shift that’s very necessary.”

Holmgren’s full video speech is now available on the Green Lifestyle website, along with this year’s Local Green Hero winner, sustainable lifestyle author and blogger Rhonda Hetzel.

Around 140 people attended the awards presentation at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton, Sydney. These included many of the winners and highly commended in 30 categories covering food, fashion, beauty, garden, home, kids, wellbeing, travel, transport, online, and business.

Green Lifestyle’s editor Caitlin Howlett, said, “We started the Green Lifestyle Awards to recognise dedication on the part of individuals, companies and non-government organisations in contributing to a more sustainable Australia.”

“I’m proud of the opportunity for the Green Lifestyle Awards to recognise and celebrate great achievements in the green scene – it’s something we don’t stop to do often enough,” she said.

Click through to the next page for the full list of winners and highly commended for this year's Green Lifestyle Awards.


Green Lifestyle Awards 2014 – winners and highly commended

PEOPLE:

Hall of Fame: David Holmgren, www.holmgren.com.au

Local Green Hero: Rhonda Hetzel, www.down---to---earth.blogspot.com.au

Young Green Hero: Ben Dessen, www.bendessen.com.au

READERS’ CHOICE:
Honest to Goodness, www.goodness.com.au

BUSINESS:
Large
Winner: KeepCup, www.keepcup.com.au
Highly commended: Powershop, www.powershop.com.au

Small
Winner: Hemp Foods Australia, www.hempfoods.com.au
Highly commended: Environmental Enterprises, www.environmentalenterprises.com.au

NGO/NFP
Winner: Beyond Zero Emissions, www.bze.org.au
Highly commended: Green Cross Australia, www.greencrossaustralia.org

Recycling Initiative
Winner: Foodbank, www.foodbank.org.au
Highly commended: GreenMoney, www.greenmoney.com.au

HOME:
Company
Winner: Bhumi Organic Cotton, www.bhumi.com.au
Highly commended: Who Gives a Crap, www.whogivesacrap.org

Product
Winner: EnviroSafe Fly Trap, www.envirosafeaustralia.com.au/fly-trap
Highly commended: Usethings clothes dryer rack, www.usethings.com.au/product/drying-rack

Energy-saving
Winner: Tindo solar, www.tindosolar.com.au
Highly commended: Apricus solar hot water, www.apricus.com.au

Water-saving
Winner: WELS Star Rating System, www.waterrating.gov.au
Highly commended: Aquatrip, www.aquatrip.com.au

GARDEN:
Company
Winner: The Diggers Club, www.diggers.com.au
Highly commended: VegeSafe, http://research.science.mq.edu.au/vegesafe

Product
Winner: The Edible Balcony, by Indira Naidoo, www.theediblebalcony.com.au
Highly commended: Malfroy’s warre beehives, www.malfroysgold.com.au

Community group
Winner: Landshare, www.landshareaustralia.com.au
Highly commended: Seed Savers Network, www.seedsavers.net

FOOD:
Company
Winner: Honest to Goodness, www.goodness.com.au
Highly commended: Wholefood Canteen, www.wholefoodcanteen.com.au

Product
Winner: Outback Pride, www.outbackpride.com.au
Highly commended: Mulloon Creek Natural Farm Eggs, www.mullooncreeknaturalfarms.com.au/produce/item/eggs

Restaurant/Café
Winner: IKU Wholefood, www.ikuwholefood.com
Highly commended: Brothl, by Joost, www.byjoost.com/brothl

WINERY:
Company
Winner: Cullen Wines, www.cullenwines.com.au
Highly commended: Angove Family Winemakers, www.angove.com.au

WELLBEING:
Company
Winner: Dental Wellness, www.dentalwellness.com.au
Highly commended: Bio Natural Paints, www.bioproducts.com.au

Product
Winner: Gazelle Bikes Australia, www.gazellebicycles.com.au
Highly commended: Grants toothpaste, www.grantsofaustralia.com.au

FASHION:
Company
Winner: Carlie Ballard, www.carlieballard.com
Highly commended: Liminal Apparel, www.liminal.org.au

Product
Winner: Moonbird's Organic PJs, www.moonbird.com.au
Highly commended: Etiko’s FSC-certified thongs, www.etiko.com.au

KIDS:
Company
Winner: Kids Teaching Kids, www.kidsteachingkids.com.au
Highly commended: Sustainababy, www.sustainababy.com.au

Product
Winner: Eco Divine’s hemp baby wear, www.ecodivine.com.au
Highly commended: Micador The green eARTh collection, www.micador.com.au/collections_green-earth.aspx

BEAUTY:
Company
Winner: Ze Flamant rose, www.zeflamantrose.com.au
Highly commended: Zk’in certified organic skincare, www.zkinorganics.com.au

Product
Winner: Trilogy’s Jua, www.trilogyproducts.com/products/jua
Highly commended: Weleda’s Almond Soothing Facial Oil,

ONLINE:
Eco info site
Winner: Josh’s House, www.joshshouse.com.au
Highly commended: Making Environmental News, www.makingenvironmentalnews.com

Eco shopping site
Winner: Upcycle Studio, www.upcyclestudio.com.au
Highly commended: Buildstore, www.buildstore.com.au

TRAVEL:
Company
Winner: G Adventures, www.gadventures.com.au
Highly commended: Honeycomb Valley Farm, www.honeycombvalley.com.au & www.nativebeesanctuary.com.au

Accommodation
Winner: Alto on Bourke Hotel Melbourne, www.altohotel.com.au
Highly commended: Bed & Broccoli, Katandra West, Victoria, www.bedandbroccoli.com.au

Transport company
Winner: Car Next Door, www.carnextdoor.com.au
Highly commended: Loaded Dog Systems, www.businessincubatormelbourne.com/build/loaded-dog-systems

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The Green Lifestyle Awards would not have been possible without the help of the major sponsors: Ecostore, Spiral Foods, and Honest to Goodness.