Biosphere Prize Finalists Revealed | Nosa today

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Noosa World Surfing Reserve Stewardship Council is a 2022 Noosa Biosphere Award Finalist in the Water Category.

The Noosa Biosphere Awards 2022 finalists have been announced by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (NBRF).

The awards recognize outstanding sustainability in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

NBRF Chair Fiona Berkin said the contributions represented a range of initiatives taking place across the Noosa biosphere at both an individual and business level.

“The level and breadth of contributions received demonstrate the value our community places in maintaining the special balance that Noosa has achieved between people and nature,” said Ms. Berkin.

Entries were judged by an independent panel including former NBRF Chairman Rex Halverson; former President of Zero Emissions Noosa Vivien Griffin; NBRF consultant Shaun Walsh; former NBRF Director Judy Castledine; and Noosa Council members Brian Stockwell, Amelia Lorentson and Karen Finzel.

Entries will be judged in four categories – Land, Water, Wildlife and People & Economy. An additional category for Young Eco-Leaders was also introduced this year.

The 2022 Noosa Biosphere Awards finalists are:

– Land Category: Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages, Eastwell Farms, Permeco Inc.

– Water Category sponsored by UniSC: NICA Waterwatch Team, NICA Get Your Wetlands Project; Noosa World Surfing Reserve Stewardship Council.

– Wildlife category sponsored by Tourism Noosa: Meghan Halverson, Kanu Kapers.

– People & Economy category sponsored by Community Bank Tewantin-Noosa: Plastic Free Noosa, Zero Emissions Noosa Inc, Noosa Lakes, RACV Noosa Resort.

– Young Eco-Leader category sponsored by Tewantin-Noosa Lions Club: Jarrah Small, Spencer Hitchen.

Winners will be announced at the 2022 Noosa Biosphere Gala and Awards: Grow for Noosa on Tuesday November 1st at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas.

“Congratulations to all finalists and thank you to all participants. Our community benefits from each and every one of your contributions. We can’t wait to celebrate our Noosa Biosphere community at the upcoming gala on November 1,” said Ms. Berkin.

“The Noosa Biosphere Gala will be a fabulous afternoon of local food, eco fashion and great conversations about our food future with our industry panel. It is also Matt Golinski’s last day as Executive Chef at View Restaurant, so I encourage everyone who knows where their food comes from to participate in this conscious alternative fundraiser, traditionally celebrated as Melbourne Cup Day.”

Tickets for the 2022 Noosa Biosphere Gala & Awards are available at noosabiosphere.org.au/gala

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