2020 SA Climate Leaders Award winners

Celebrating leaders in climate action – winners announced

The SA Climate Leaders Awards recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia.

Entries for the awards were received from many different industries and sectors, including local councils, the building industry, community organisations and more.

Mr Tom Linnell, was awarded the $10,000 prize as the overall winner and winner of the community category for his work as a climate change educator. His work with students and Tension Woods College to deliver practical, curriculum aligned projects to progress towards their zero waste and off grid targets is innovative and inspiring.

Other winners included:

  • Australian Gas Infrastructure Group for ‘Hydrogen Park SA’ (Winner Business & Industry Category)
  • City of Onkaparinga for its ‘Greening Onkaparinga’ initiative (Winner Government Category).

Read the case studies for the 2020 winners and finalists.

Watch the presentation of the awards

The awards are an initiative of the Premier’s Climate Change Council.

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Category winners

Government category

Winner: City of Onkaparinga: Greening Onkaparinga

Finalists:

  • Renewal SA and CleanPeak Energy: Tonsely Central District Energy Scheme
  • Green Adelaide: Climate Ready Schools

Community category

Winner: Tom Linnell, Climate Change Educator 

Finalist:

  • Salvos Stores: SS Marlene

A special honorable mention award was presented to Transmutation / Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs and the Conservation Council of SA for ‘the Joinery’ in recognition of their collaborative and inspiring work.

Business and Industry category

Winner: Australian Gas Infrastructure Group: ‘Hydrogen Park SA’

Finalists:

  • Glaciem Cooling Technologies – Climate Smart HVAC-R
  • Roundwood Solutions – Tanapost