The EcoWise Awards celebrate West Auckland residents who show a commitment to care for their environment through volunteer action and pride. The awards take place 6pm, November 8th at the Council Chambers in Henderson and are the highlight of our year – celebrating the amazing work that groups and individuals have done to keep Waitakere beautiful.
Nominees should live or work in the Waitakere Ranges, Henderson-Massey or Whau local board areas.
As well as the categories listed below, this year we’re excited to introduce the Nikau Award for West Auckland businesses who are doing their part. Criteria includes:
Has the business gone above and beyond their legal obligations to prevent pollution or minimize waste?
Has the business taken action to reduce litter, weeds or graffiti on or around its premises?
Has the business supported its staff to undertake voluntary environmental action?
Has the business supported voluntary environmental action in the local community e.g. through sponsorship or in-kind support?
Has the business helped to educate the community or other businesses on environmental responsibility by sharing what it is doing to help the environment e.g. through signage at premises, promotional material or interactions with customers?