Logan Eco Awards

The Logan Eco Awards aim to recognise and reward those in the community that are taking the lead in making Logan a more environmentally sustainable City.

Winners of the 2014 Logan Eco Awards were announced at LEAF - the Logan Eco Action Festival on 8 June 2014. Congratulations to the following winners:

2014 Logan Eco Awards

2014 Logan Eco Award Winners
CategoryWinnerEco Actions
Sustainable Household AwardThe McVicker Household

Since winning this category in 2013 the McVickers have undertaken further additional actions including:

  • Installed three "Redwater" water saving diverters
  • Increased water, waste water, and energy monitoring including live data automatically updating to the internet
  • Reduced 'peak demand' electricity by having an electrician hardwire appliances to an off-peak tariff
  • Hosted an information session covering the sustainability attributes of the house at the Hyperdome Library
Conservation Partner AwardBerrinba Sanctuary
  • Removed weeds and revegetated with native species
  • Conducted monthly koala surveys
  • Assisted with Council's community tree planting events
  • Hosted open days on the site as well as a stall at LEAF
Community Eco Action AwardHaley Thorn
  • Administered a Facebook page called "Upcycle with Style" promoting crafty and ingenious re-use of household items
  • Hosted an Earth Day event
  • Organised a Clean Up Australia Day event
Sustainable School AwardChatswood Hills State School
  • With the help of an EnviroGrant constructed the "Helen Streadfeild Koala Walkway" within the school grounds
  • Planted Koala friendly trees
  • Hosted visits by rangers from the Daisy Hill Koala Centre
  • Ran programs that educate students on environmental issues
Sustainable Business AwardSpyder Displays
  • Installed a 54 kilowatt solar PV system
  • Recycled all waste including aluminium
  • Reconditioned used displays and gave them away to charity groups
  • Used water based inks
Sustainable Food Business AwardHealthy Cooking Company
  • Sourced fresh and organic seasonal produce
  • Grew their own herbs on site
  • Installed highly efficient cooking equipment
  • Operated a staff "Green Team" to identify and implement sustainability and eco-efficiency opportunities
  • Participated in Council's Becoming an Eco-Efficient Food Business in Logan Program

Previous winners

2013 Logan Eco Awards

2013 Eco Award Winners
CategoryWinnerEco Actions
Sustainable Household AwardThe McVicker Household
  • Used a solar passive house design that minimises heating and cooling requirements
  • Extensively used louvers to maximise natural air flow through the house during summer
  • Exclusively used LED lighting technology 
  • Installed water tanks allowing 100% water self sufficiency
  • Used both solar hot water and solar PV systems
Conservation Partner AwardJohn Reed
  • Been a member of Land for Wildlife since 2005
  • Removed 30 Cadaghi trees (a pest species)
  • Begun installing fencing to reduce the area that stock can access on his property
Community Eco Action Award (Winner 1)Patricia Ferguson
  • Undertook bird surveys with the results incorporated into Council's biodiversity database
  • Hosted a stall at LEAF
  • Took part in National Tree Day
  • Led the Moffatt Park Bushcare Group since 2006
Community Eco Action Award (Winner 2)Lyn Buffett
  • Established the Logan Food Gardeners (LFG) in August 2011
  • Created the interactive LFG website which uses social media tools to connect local community gardens
  • Given presentations on gardening in the Logan Libraries
  • Hosted stalls at events including LEAF
Sustainable School AwardBoronia Heights State School
  • Reduced the amount of waste sent to landfill by around 50%
  • Helped to construct garden beds and subsequently planted, weeded, and harvested food
  • Planted over 150 species to create a bush tucker garden
  • Students performed 'eco-raps' at LEAF
  • Students attended a three day camp focussing on environmental leadership
Sustainable Business AwardBristol Paints
  • Installed a 25 kW solar PV system
  • Sourced additional grid supplied electricity from renewable sources
  • Utilised natural breezes and ceiling fans to minimise air conditioning requirements
  • Implemented a store wide recycling program
  • Collected waste water which is treated and disposed of by a regulated contractor
Sustainable Food Business AwardSnap Fresh
  • Reduced mains water consumption by 39% through capture, reuse, and redirection of water
  • Reduced electricity consumption by 13% through energy efficient lighting, variable speed drives, and the rationalisation of equipment
  • Reduced gas consumption by 25%
  • Reduced the waste sent to landfill by an incredible 70% through increased recycling and an industry leading composting program

2012 Logan Eco Awards

2012 Eco Award Winners
CategoryWinnerEco Actions
Sustainable Household AwardThe Hunter household of Mount Warren Park
  • Installed a 3 kW solar PV system
  • Collected rain water to top up the pool
  • Planted native species in the garden
Conservation Partner AwardLynne and Terry Hamill of Veresdale
Community Eco Action AwardRod Bloss, founding member of BrisBOCA (the Brisbane branch of Bird Observation & Conservation Australia)
  • Played a leading role in the conservation of Eagleby Wetlands
  • Undertook hundreds of presentations to schools, Bushcare Groups, and community members
  • Undertook countless bird surveys which have been incorporated into Council's biodiversity database
Sustainable School AwardJohn Paul College
  • Cut annual water consumption from 88 million litres per year to 18 million litres per year
  • Cut waste production by 30% via a school recycling program
  • Planted native vegetation on site
  • Installed a 9 kW solar PV system and energy monitoring equipment
  • Incorporated all of these steps into the curriculum
Sustainable Business AwardSuzi Auto of Springwood
  • Have taken normal petrol cars and converted them to 100% electric cars for customers
  • Recycled much of their waste materials
  • Installed a 5 kW solar PV system which powers their fleet of electric cars and the workshop
  • Installed energy efficient lighting
  • Operate a staff 'Green Team'
Environmentally Relevant Activity Business AwardTennyson Group Printery of Crestmead
  • Use an Environmental Management System
  • Have achieved Level 3 of Sustainable Green Print certification
  • Recycle or sell almost all of their waste materials
  • Participated in the 2012 Logan ClimateSmart Business Cluster
Sustainable Food Business AwardFlannery's of Loganholme
  • Source locally produced certified organic fruit and vegetables
  • Have a 'no plastic bags' policy
  • Provide a bulk purchasing option for customers
  • Have local farmers pick up food waste rather than sending it to landfill