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Living Sustainably Awards now open

20156 Sustainability Awards recipients at the presentation ceremony.
  Residents or organisations who contribute significantly to a more sustainable Clarence Valley are invited to apply for the council’s annual Living Sustainably Awards. Nominations are now open, with four award categories for individuals, businesses, education and community groups who enhance environmental, economic and social sustainability. Mayor Richie Williamson said council was looking for nominees who excelled in any aspect of sustainability such as those who reduced energy and water consumption, acknowledged the significance of local culture, provided sustainable recreation, environmental conservation, sustainable economic development, showed leadership within the community and developed innovative ideas. Nominations are due by 4pm Monday, May 23, 2016 and will be judged by Council’s Climate Change Advisory Committee. The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony during Local Government Week, August 1-7, 2016. Nomination forms are available at, or can be collected from the Council offices at 2 Prince Street, Grafton, and 50 River Street, Maclean. For further information please contact Suzanne Lynch, on 6643 0200 or email