Green Lifestyle magazine’s second annual Green Lifestyle Awards were held in Sydney last Wednesday, recognising more than 50 leading companies and personalities in the green industry.
Among them was singer and long-time champion of environmental issues, Olivia Newton-John, who was inducted into the Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame. Bob Brown, former Greens leader and last year’s Hall of Fame inductee, graciously handed on the honour to Olivia for bringing awareness to such issues as unethical fishing practices, the clear-fell logging of Tasmanian forests and the potential dangers of coal seam gas mining.
Olivia, who is currently overseas, sent a video acceptance speech. “I’d like to say how very honoured I am to receive the Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame Award,” she said. “It was totally unexpected and I’m very honoured to receive it. I’d like to send my congratulations to all the nominees who have done wonderful things for the environment. I really believe that each one of us can make a difference – as all of you have.”
Around 100 people attended the awards presentation at Sun Studios in Alexandria. These included many of the winners and highly commended in 30 categories covering food, fashion, beauty, garden, home, kids, wellbeing, travel, transport, online and business.
The editor of Green Lifestyle magazine, Lesley Lopes, said, “We started the Green Lifestyle Awards to recognise dedication on the part of individuals, companies and non-government organisations in contributing to a more sustainable Australia. It seems more and more of you are making conscious decisions about the things you buy and where you find information about all things green as we had twice as many nominations as for our inaugural awards last year.”
The winners and highly commended in each category are listed below and are featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Green Lifestyle, on sale 18 October.
Green Lifestyle magazine, published by nextmedia, is a guide to simple sustainable living, offering encouraging advice and inspiration to those wanting to lead a greener lifestyle.
Winner – eTool, www.etool.net.au
Highly Commended – SodaStream, www.sodastream.com.au
Winner – ecostore – cleaning products, www.ecostore.com.au
Highly Commended – Onya Weigh bags, www.onyainnovations.com.au
Winner – LiFEHOUSE Design, www.lifehousedesign.com.au
Highly Commended – Ventis, www.ventis.com.au
Winner – Caroma, www.caroma.com.au
Highly Commended – Every Drop Shower Saver, www.showersaver.com.au