Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is proud to be named as the host for the 20th anniversary of the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2022 as venue partner and sponsor of the Sustainable Places and Destinations Award for 2022.
The Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognises and rewards Victorian communities, individuals, education providers and businesses who are taking outstanding action in improving both their community and environment across the State.
This award celebrates those helping create sustainable and resilient communities, environments, and economies – something MCEC, as a leading Melbourne destination with big goals for the planet, holds a personal stake in. MCEC has an ambitious sustainability strategy that has set targets to eliminate single-use plastic, divert 90 per cent of their waste from landfill, source 100 per cent of their power from renewable sources, and achieve net zero emissions. MCEC sources produce locally where possible, and it couldn’t get more local than right on site.
MCEC sources produce locally where possible, and it couldn’t get more local than right on site. Enter their Siddeley St car park, which has been transformed into Melbourne Skyfarm: a 2000m2 urban rooftop farm, growing a range of organic produce. Melbourne Skyfarm serves as sustainable dining, education, and event space while providing around five tons of produce annually. Much of this is donated to MCEC’s community partner, OzHarvest.
The awards shine a spotlight on the innovators and changemakers in sustainability and entry categories align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030.
The awards are presented through a partnership between Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian government, the Banksia Foundation and Keep Australia Beautiful (Vic). The awards ceremony will be held at MCEC on Tuesday 20 September.
Find out more about MCEC’s future plans at https://mcec.com.au/.