Keep Australia Beautiful NSW is excited to announce that Snowy Hydro and Red Energy are sponsoring the Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation category in the prestigious Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards. This sponsorship underscores Snowy Hydro’s and Red Energy’s commitment to environmental stewardship and recognises the vital role of communities in building a sustainable future.
The Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation category focuses on recognising and rewarding innovative initiatives implemented by government and non-government organisations, community groups, businesses, schools, and individuals across NSW to address the challenges posed by climate change. These initiatives could include renewable energy projects, projects that enable our communities to better anticipate, manage and adapt to our changing climate, and community engagement programs aimed at raising awareness and fostering resilience.
Snowy Hydro’s sponsorship of this category aligns perfectly with its role in underpinning the transition to a low-carbon future. As one of Australia’s largest renewable energy generators, Snowy Hydro has been at the forefront of renewable energy innovation for over 70 years. The company is dedicated to harnessing the power of water to generate electricity and enabling the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are proud to have lived, breathed and delivered renewable energy to Australians through the mighty Snowy Scheme for generations,” said Snowy Hydro CEO Dennis Barnes. “We are committed to continuing this legacy and enhancing it with initiatives like Snowy 2.0. The deep storage capability of Snowy 2.0 will help underpin energy security and reliability by storing excess renewable energy and generating power to fill the gaps in supply of intermittent renewables like wind and solar. Our sponsorship of the KAB NSW Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards is just one of the ways we can increase awareness about how Snowy is supporting the transition to renewables in Australia.”
The Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards have a long-standing history of promoting environmental excellence across the state. The awards celebrate the achievements of communities that demonstrate outstanding environmental practices, social inclusivity, and economic viability. By sponsoring the Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation category, Snowy Hydro and Red Energy aim to encourage and motivate communities to take proactive measures towards climate resilience and a clean energy future.
Applications for the Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation category are now open. Towns, cities, organisations, community groups and individuals throughout NSW are invited to showcase their initiatives and projects that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. A panel of esteemed judges will assess the applications based on innovation, effectiveness, community engagement, and long-term sustainability.
The winners of the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards will be announced at two awards ceremonies later this year.
We invite all eligible organisations, community groups and individuals in NSW to participate in the Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation category and demonstrate their commitment to building a more resilient and sustainable future.
For more information about the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Awards and the Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation category, please visit KAB NSW Sustainability Awards website.
About Snowy Hydro:
Snowy Hydro Limited is a producer, supplier, trader and retailer of energy in the National Electricity Market (‘NEM’) and a leading provider of risk management financial hedge contracts. We are an integrated energy company with more than 5,500 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity. We are one of Australia’s largest renewable generators, the third largest generator by capacity and the fourth largest retailer in the NEM through our award-winning retail energy companies – Red Energy and Lumo Energy.
About Red Energy:
Red Energy is the multi award-winning retail arm of Snowy Hydro Limited, which owns and operates the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Red Energy retails electricity and gas in Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, South East Queensland and South Australia. Red Energy employs more than 1,200 staff, many based in its contact centre in Melbourne.
About Keep Australia Beautiful NSW:
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting litter prevention, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. Through various programs and campaigns, Keep Australia Beautiful NSW inspires individuals and communities to take action in preserving and enhancing the natural and built environments