Established more than 30 years ago, the Banksia Sustainability Awards are the first and foremost sustainability awards in Australia. The awards recognise individuals, communities, businesses and government for innovation and excellence in environmental and social stewardship.
The awards are a new way of recognising Australia’s sustainable excellence under the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect the planet and something World’s Biggest Garage Sale are strongly aligned with – check out our To Do List. Our team is enormously proud to have won this award highlighting our work furthering the SDGs in Australia, in particular SDG17 Partnership for the Goals through our partnership with Officeworks, with comments from Banksia foundation below.
The partnership between Officeworks and WBGS has taken product stewardship and resource recovery to the next level, it uniquely demonstrates how major national retailers can partner with small social enterprises to mutually benefit both stakeholders while deepening each business’ connection to the local community, and giving them the power to create even greater change and impact for the circular economy and Sustainable Development Goals.Banksia Foundation
We were nominated alongside some amazing organisations, which leaves us feeling both honoured and humbled. We wish every winner and finalist the very best in the incredible work they are all doing – that we are all doing together! Learn more about the winners here.