Biosphere Prize Finalists Announced | Noosa today

The Noosa World Surfing Reserve Stewardship Council is a finalist for the Noosa Biosphere Award 2022 for the Water category.

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

The awards recognize excellence in sustainability in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

NBRF President Fiona Berkin said the entries represented a range of initiatives taking place in the Noosa Biosphere, both on an individual and professional level.

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

Entries were judged by an independent jury, including former FRNB President Rex Halverson; former President of Zero Emissions Noosa, Vivien Griffin; NBRF Advisor, Shaun Walsh; former FRNB director Judy Castledine; and Noosa advisers Brian Stockwell, Amelia Lorentson and Karen Finzel.

Entries are judged in four award categories: land, water, wildlife and people, and economy. An additional Young Eco-Leader category 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 Preserve Stewardship Board.

– 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.

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

“Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you to each of the participants. Our community benefits from each of your contributions. We look forward to celebrating our Noosa Biosphere community at the upcoming gala on November 1,” Ms Berkin said.

“The Noosa Biosphere Gala should be a fabulous afternoon of local food, eco fashion and great conversations about our food future with our industry panel. It’s also Matt Golinski’s last day as Executive Chef at View Restaurant, so I encourage anyone who appreciates where their food comes from to join us for this conscious alternative fundraiser during what is traditionally celebrated. like the day of the Melbourne Cup.

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

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