|The Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year and The Environment Minister's Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards withdrawn for 2012|
25th July 2012
It is with regret that the Banksia Environmental Foundation announces that the Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has withdrawn funding from Australia's Environmentalist of the Year Award and Australia's Young Environmentalist of the Year Award for 2012.
This withdrawal of funding is due to financial constraints being experienced by the Department who have sponsored this award for the last 10 years. In the meantime Banksia is working with the Department to conduct the Banksia Indigenous Award for 2012.
Banksia can confirm that these two awards will be back in 2013.
For individual entry in 2012 we invite Australia's environmental innovators and leaders to consider entry in the inaugural GE Eco Innovation Award, the winner will have the extraordinary opportunity in spending time at the GE Research Laboratories in New York USA. All the information is available on the Banksia website www.banksiafdn.com.
Entries are now open and submissions close – 24 Aug 2012 at 5.00 p.m.
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