Dr. Gillian Sparkes was keynote speaker at the 2018 CitySwitch Green Office Awards held in Melbourne last week. Congratulations to all the Green Office Award Winners including New Signatory of the Year winner Catholic Church Insurance (who took out the national CitySwitch award as well!); Under 2000m award winners Baenziger Coles; and the 2000m Signatory of the Year First State Super who also took out the national award. Partnership of the Year Award went to Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (also national winners).
"CitySwitch is a hugely successful initiative," said Dr Sparkes. "Initiated by Sustainability Victoria, for over a decade now the CitySwitch program has fostered collaboration and leadership amongst office-based businesses striving for environmental excellence. It started out as a small project involving just a handful of businesses and it has morphed into a national movement with great momentum. This program is credit to the City of Melbourne, showing its genuine commitment to climate action and sustainabililty. CitySwitch has delivered systemic change and every "CitySwitcher" and Green Office Award Winner should be proud of their contrivution to the decarbonisation of not only Victoria but Australia."