Enable Social Enterprises has been announced as a finalist the categories of Community and Environmental Justice for this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for their Greener Futures Employability Program.
The interim Chief Executive of Sustainability Victoria, Stephanie Ziersch, praised the team for their creative and insightful work towards building a more sustainable environment.
“Delivering these Awards each year means we continue to discover the talent and enthusiasm Victorians have for protecting their environment and thinking creatively about new models of sustainability.
“These Awards represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability and acknowledge leadership, innovation and achievement. Each finalist should be congratulated for improving sustainable outcomes across business, government and within the community."
Enable is a social enterprise with a vision for a ‘connected community without disadvantage’.
To break unemployment cycles by enabling disadvantaged jobseekers to connect with community and improve their employment prospects, Enable’s Greener Futures Employability Program provides employability skill programs that create paid work opportunities in the community.
The Enable IT Recycling social enterprise offers a full suite of recycling services to integrate environmental, social and economic value propositions – not only diverting e-waste from landfill but providing meaningful work.
Now in its 15th year, the Premier's Sustainability Awards continue to promote leadership and innovation in sustainability, and encourage all Victorians to step up.
The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony, hosted by media personality Charlie Pickering on Thursday 26 October at the Plaza Ballroom, in Melbourne.
The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, will personally select the winners of the Premier's Regional Recognition Award and the Premier's Recognition Award, which will be presented at the Awards ceremony.
For more information on the Awards, finalists and to purchase tickets for the award ceremony, visit www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au