2022 SA Climate Leaders Award winners
Celebrating leaders in climate action – winners announced
The SA Climate Leaders Awards are an initiative of the Premier’s Climate Change Council to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations who take action to address climate change in South Australia.
Entries for the 2022 awards were received from many different industries and sectors, including local councils, the business and industry, community organisations, universities and more.
Ms Bobbie Lewis Baida was awarded the $10,000 prize as the overall winner, and winner of the new Research and Education category, for her research into the effects of climate change on sheep production. Bobbie is looking into potential ways to improve climate resilience and increase adaptation in sheep flocks.
Other winners included:
- CH4 Australia for working towards a solution to reduce methane emissions (Winner Business & Industry Category)
- Deidre Knight for building awareness of climate change through biodiversity projects in urban communities (Winner Community Category)
- SA Water for its ‘Zero Cost Energy Future’ initiative (Winner Government Category).
Premier’s Climate Change Council’s 2022 SA Climate Leaders Awards Ceremony
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Business and Industry category
Winner: CH4 Australia: Feed supplements to reduce methane production from livestock using locally grown Asparagopsis seaweed
- Hallett Group - Green Cement Framework
- Planet Ark Power - Enabling the transition to a clean energy world
Winner: Deidre Knight: Education for Sustainability / Climate Action Advocacy
- Maccy Biochar - Making and using carbon-negative biochar on the farm
Winner: SA Water: Zero Cost Energy Future
- Aron Hausler (Department for Industry, Innovation and Science) - CivTech Alliance Global Scale-Up Program
- Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board - Living Landscapes: returning functionality to the South Olary Plains
Research and Education category
Winner: Bobbie Lewis Baida: Investigating the impact of climate change on Australian sheep production
- Extreme Heat and Health Adaptation Team, University of Adelaide - Minimising the health impacts of extreme heat in South Australia: Focusing on at-risk populations
- Flinders University - Climate and climatic variation impact on lymphoedema
Honourable mention award
A special honourable mention award was presented to:
- Dominic McAfee for research into optimizing reef restorations
- Monkeystack for their ‘Thin Ice’ virtual reality experience