Recognition well deserved for our unsung eco-heroes

Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Council is pleased to announce the winners of the Eco Awards 2021 at a special ceremony held at Glen Street Theatre yesterday evening.

Mayor Michael Regan congratulated the winners and said the awards recognised their commitment and hard work in caring for the local environment.

“This year we had a very high number of nominees – 70 in total over eight categories. I’d like to thank everyone who nominated an ‘eco-hero’ for an award.

“We are proud to support and promote the work of these dedicated individuals and the organisations they represent,” Mayor Regan said.

“These awards celebrate ordinary people, the unsung heroes, doing extraordinary things for the conservation of our environment and recognise community members who have volunteered their time and effort to enhance the region’s diverse and valuable, natural habitat.”

Phil Colman took out the Individual Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong work on the preservation of coastal environments, in particular his conservation work at Long Reef.

“Phil’s influence on preserving the environment, though direct action and education, clearly extends not only throughout the Northern Beaches but well beyond,” Mayor Regan said.

The list of winners and highly commended is as follows:

Caring for Bushland

Winner: Rosalynd Gooding

Highly Commended: Lesley Stevens

Caring for our Coast

Winner: Brendan Donohoe

Highly Commended: Northern Beaches Clean-up Crew/Malin Frick

Caring for our Waterways

Winner: Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment

Highly Commended: Anne Lanyon

Caring for our Native Animals

Winner: Joan Reid

Highly Commended: Justine Stewart

Sustainable Resources Award

Winner: Ann Jackson

Highly Commended: Joeline Hackman

Sustainability and Climate Change Award

Winner: Zero Emissions Sydney North

Highly Commended: Anyo Geddes & Sophie Scamps

Youth Individual Achievement Award

Winner: Stephanie Evans

Individual Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Phil Colman

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