ATA chief executive Donna Luckman and Board member Simon Molesworth were presented with a Green Globe in Climate Change Leadership at a ceremony hosted by NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton at the Art Gallery of NSW.
The award comes after the ATA won two Climate Action awards from the United Nations Association of Australia in June.
Ms Luckman said the Green Globe was continuing recognition for the achievements of the ATA in spreading the message of home and community sustainability and resourcing the public through events like Sustainable House Day and Speed Date a Sustainability Expert.
“We’re delighted and very thankful to the NSW Government for this recognition,” Ms Luckman said.
“Many fantastic, innovative green projects have received awards, so we feel we are are in excellent company,” she said.
“ATA members are typically early adopters of green technology and at the cutting edge of sustainability in Australia. This award would not be possible without them – they are the heart of the ATA.”
An independent panel of sustainability experts selected the Green Globe winners. Judges said the following about the ATA:
“Climate change leaders before it was cool, the association’s focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable building design has helped hundreds of thousands of Australians since 1980 to take climate change action in their own homes.”
Office of Environment and Heritage chief executive Anthony Lean said the varied projects that received Green Globe awards were helping ensure NSW built the most sustainable future possible.
“I’m inspired by the pioneering projects and the dedicated people and organisations across our state who are committed to driving us towards a better future for our planet and the next generation,” Mr Lean said.