Totally Renewable Yackandandah up for Banksia Sustainability Award

Totally Renewable Yackandandah's Matt Grogan
Totally Renewable Yackandandah's Matt Grogan

A NORTH East community group’s efforts to source renewable energy have made the final of a national honour.

Totally Renewable Yackandandah, in collaboration with AusNet Services, is up for a Banksia Sustainability Award, to be announced on November 1.

TRY’s entry in the sustainable and resilient communities category related to its success in reaching 100 per cent with Australia’s first commercially operating community mini-grid.

Thirty-nine finalists have been named for the annual awards, run by not-for-profit organisation Banksia Foundation for the past 29 years.

Other nominees include Charles Sturt University in the large business sustainability leadership section.

The Murray-Darling Basin balanced water fund established by The Nature Conservancy Australia has been recognised in the natural capital category.