New Zealand's Green Ribbon Awards, inaugurated in 1989, "are presented by the Minister for the Environment to recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals, organisations and businesses to sustaining, protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s environment".

Winners in 2006Edit

Community action for the environment

Winner: Xtreme Waste and the Whaingaroa Community
For their efforts in achieving a 74 percent diversion rate of waste to landfill over a five year period for the community.

Urban sustainability

Winner: Tonkin & Taylor Ltd
For their outstanding effort in the remediation and rehabilitation of the former Brady Road landfill into the Seaside Park project.

Sustainable business

Winner: The Mussel Inn – Jane and Andrew Dixon
For developing a business built on environmentally sustainable practices and the commitment to raising awareness within the community through the examples they provide.

Rural sustainability

Winner: MW Lissette Ltd
For their roading work which surpasses industry requirements for forestry roading that is safe for operators and the environment.

Young people making a difference

Winner: Tom Logan
For establishing an enviro-group within his school, William Colenso College, and encouraging environmental awareness amongst his peers.

Young people making a difference

Highly commended: Opoho Primary School
For their holistic approach to environmental education within their school and encouraging environmental action within their community.

Caring for our water – fresh and sea water

Winner: Paul Shanks
For leading the drive within his community, to address Whangamata’s water qualityissues by establishing and running ‘Clean Water Whangamata’.

"High resolution photos of the 2006 Green Ribbon Award winners are available below for use by the media."

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