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Luke MacRae and James Perrin from Stone & Wood pictured with Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton, as well as Tony Pfeiffer, MD and Alison Crook, Chair from Enova Community Energy. Photo supplied.
Luke MacRae and James Perrin from Stone & Wood pictured with Minister for the
Environment Gabrielle Upton, as well as Tony Pfeiffer, MD and Alison Crook, Chair from
Enova Community Energy. Photo supplied.

Enova Energy and Stone & Wood have both been recognised at at the Green Globe awards in Sydney. Recognising people and organisations that work towards environmental sustainability now and into the future the NSW office of the environment and heritage have set up the annual awards.

Enova Energy has won ‘Best of the Bes’ Regional Sustainability Award and Stone & Wood were awarded the Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

Managing Director of Enova Energy, Tony Pfeiffer said ‘The Northern Rivers region has had a long-standing commitment to protecting this beautiful, local environment and many of the people, community groups and businesses are developing great ideas and, with sustainability at the core.’

The ‘Best of Best’ award recognises the outstanding achievements of an organisation who has come up with an original and successful initiative in regional or rural areas of New South Wales.

‘We are honoured by this award, which recognises the vision and achievements of Enova Community Energy to make renewable energy affordable and accessible to everyone. And we are delighted to stand alongside Stone & Wood Brewing Co,’ said Pfeiffer.

Office of Environment and Heritage Chief Executive Anthony Lean said the varied projects awarded this year are helping ensure NSW builds the most sustainable future possible.

‘Enova Community Energy is also breaking new ground with its inspiring business model which is maximising local job creation and recycling 50 per cent of its profits back into the community,’ said Lean.

‘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.’


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