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Thursday, 29 October 2009
Premier Colin Barnett presents the award to Professor Kerry Cox and Mr Brian Yearwood
ECU has won the Managing the Environment Category in the 2009 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management.
ECU’s submission ‘Sustainable Communities’ explained the comprehensive approach taken by the University towards sustainability, and outlined the various initiatives that form part of this approach.
The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management recognise exemplary achievements in service to the community.
The Managing the Environment award is presented to an organisation that can demonstrate it is working towards preserving Western Australia’s natural beauty and the environment for future generations, balancing the need for development with the responsible and efficient use of resources.
The Award recognises the many years of significant progress in environmental sustainability by our Facilities, Research and Teaching Staff.
One of ECU’s strategic priorities is ‘building organisational sustainability’, and ECU was one of the earliest universities to appoint an environment committee to inform and advise on environmental related issues.
ECU’s commitment to sustainability comes right from the top, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox currently representing Universities Australia on the National Council on Education for Sustainability.
Congratulations to all staff involved in the initiatives, and the preparation of the submission.