Logan Eco Awards
The Logan Eco Awards recognise members of our community who are environmental leaders.
Winners receive $250 and public thanks for their efforts at the Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF).
2021 Logan Eco Awards
Please check back for the 2021 Logan Eco Award nomination opening dates.
There are four categories:
Eco Champion – open to Logan residents who have taken steps to help the natural environment like:
- rescuing injured native animals
- leading an environmental group
- improving eco-efficiency in their home
- restoring or protecting bushland on their property
- promoting environmental sustainability.
Junior Eco Champion – open to Logan school students (primary or secondary) who have helped the natural environment. This could include:
- leading or joining environmental activities at school, or in community groups (like youth, social, sports or cultural groups)
- environmental activities outside of school.
Eco Business – open to Logan businesses that are:
- reducing their energy and waste consumption
- educating staff about environmental issues
- demonstrating leadership on environmental issues
- undertaking initiatives that benefit the environment.
Eco Organisation – open to Logan-based not-for-profit organisations like schools, environmental groups and community groups who may be:
- reducing their environmental footprint
- conducting student or community environmental education activities
- undertaking environmental advocacy.
Eco-actions undertaken by the 2019 winners include:
|Eco Champions Award
||Norman Joseph Smith
- Norman has held a Sustainable House Open Day for the past 3 years to teach others about sustainable products he uses, including efficient heating system, methane biogas plant, a converted bicycle to an electric bike, young edible food forest and ways to catch rainwater run off for grey water use.
- Founded and moderates the Permaculture Brisbane Facebook group that promotes sustainable events.
- Offers free monthly honey bee workshops and helps others set up hives.
- Propagates Bunya tree seedlings for free distribution to Land for Wildlife
- Moving towards off grid solar power
- Saving for a mobile electric van to live on other properties in winter and help others live more sustainably
|Junior Eco Champion Award
- Has written two books about animals and how to help and protect them.
- Shared her knowledge with friends.
- Spends time at Karawatha Park or Daisy Hill Park connecting with nature.
- Attends workshops about the environment like Sustainable Super Hero, Clean Up Australia Day, Brisbane Council recycling program and a clothing swap at Logan Village.
- Raises funds for environmental awareness and conservation projects including Blue - the documentary and Turtles Rehabilitation centre in NSW where she visits as part of a community group
|Eco Business Award
||Natural Elements Early Learning Centre
- Set up a vegetable garden to teach children how to grow their own food.
- Involved in the Little Garden Growers program which helps them plant the right crops for the season and teaches the children about sustainability.
- Set up a worm farm and compost bin to help support the garden.
- Set up a recycling system to help reduce waste and recycle, each room separates paper, card, glass, cans, bottles etc.
- Two educators attended the EnviroCom waste, recycling and composting seminar.
- Achieved four certificates in the Small Green Steps program.
- Set up a one world clothing bin in their car park for community clothing donations.
- Reduced their environmental footprint by installing LED lights, dual flush toilets, low flow taps and one sheet auto cut off recycled paper towel dispenser.
- Put native plants in gardens to attract wildlife.
- Reducing reliance on city water by installing two large water tanks that collect rainwater.
- Attend monthly Bush Kinder Excursion to explore and learn about the surrounding wildlife, bush area, flora and fauna, wetlands and caring for the environment.
|Eco Organisation Award
||Boronia Eco Club
- A group of students including Juniors, Seniors and the Earth Keepers (students who attend a 3 day Environmental Leadership Camp) who undertake different roles and responsibilities.
- Contribute to gardening
- Collect and recycle waste including; paper, cardboard, food for their worm farm and containers that they can exchange for money to fund the next Environmental Leadership Camp.
- Run a recycling shed which students cleaned up, painted and furnished with second hand furniture. This is where students meet to discuss ways to lead their school to a more sustainable future.
- Perform and teach other students an ecological themed rap song and dance routine to raise awareness about Earth Hour which was performed at LEAF 2019.
- Created posters for the World Environment Day Poster Competition.
Terms and conditions of the Logan Eco Awards
- Nominees must be a resident/business/school within Logan City.
- Nominators must have the permission of the nominee.
- Council employees and/or elected members are not eligible to apply.
- All data collected will be kept by Logan City Council and may be used for marketing purposes (personal details will not be used).
- Late nominations are not accepted.
- Previous winners can apply again and will be judged on the eco actions taken since their previous win.
- A Council Officer may request to meet with nominees to verify content.