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Hinterland wins prizes
at Environmental Awards

by Simon Roper

Several Hinterland residents won prizes at the Sunshine Coast Environment Awards, last Monday at Maroochydore’s Coach House restaurant.    The awards are organised by the Sunshine Coast Environment Council and recognise outstanding environmental initiatives by business, government and the community.   They have become affectionately known as the Frog Awards, because of the handcrafted pewter frogs that adorn the trophies.

Ruth Parnell, Jon Woodlands, Daniel Jones and Jeordie Jones.

Among those who walked away with the SCEC’s infamous frogs were Maleny’s campaigners who fought the Woolworth/ Cornerstone development.  They were represented by renowned tree dweller Daniel Jones and Platypus People leader Jon Woodlands.

Elsewhere, the Sustainable Agricultural Award went to Max and Trudi Lindegger for their integrated, organic and environmentally sustainable agricultural production system.

The Barung Landcare Association took the Biodiversity award while Mooloolah Waterwatch and Landcare Inc. won the Community Environmental Group award.  The Environmental Journalism Award went to Ruth Parnell, editor of the popular Maple Street Coop Newsletter.

Barung Reveg & Habitat Officer Marc Russell congratulates Wayne
Webb, Nursery Manager on winning the 2004 Biodiversity Initiative

Awards Coordinator, Christine Liebergreen said it was great to see how environmental considerations and sustainability were being built into business operations, community projects and more.  “This contributes to our well-being and creates a balance between maintaining our beautiful lifestyle and creating jobs and services,” she said.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.