SBN Awards evening recognises nation’s sustainability heroes

SBN Awards evening recognises nation’s sustainability heroes | Morphum Environmental

On Tuesday evening, Morphum Environmental Directors Caleb Clarke, Dean Watts and Damian Young, along with Sustainability Advisor Julia Lindesay and Environmental Scientist Emily Reeves, attended the NZI sponsored 2015 Sustainable Business Network Awards dinner. According to the Sustainable Business Network website, the awards – which have been running for 13 years – “are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability awards in New Zealand”.

The evening saw a record attendance of over 500 people at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf.

In September, Morphum Environmental’s directors were named finalists in the Sustainability Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards. Morphum Environmental would like the congratulate Dorothy Wilson of the Community Recycling Network – an organisation dedicated to a zero waste future – who took out the winning spot for Sustainability Champion. Dorothy Wilson is a true leader in the sustainability community.

Other big winners on the night included Taupo Beef, taking away the Restorative Impact Award as well as the NZI Greatest Contribution to a Sustainable New Zealand award (the Supreme Award of the evening), Wishbone Design Studio for the Ricoh Mega Efficiency Innovation Award, and Gull and DB Breweries, who won the Renewables Innovation Award. A big congratulations to all award finalists and winners from the team at Morphum Environmental.

As part of the event, all finalists were asked to pledge a commitment for 2016. In response to this, Caleb, Damian and Dean have pledged to sponsor a student through the First Foundation scholarship programme – a four year financial and mentoring commitment which begins in 2016.

Jennifer Howe

Digital Content Manager