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