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Sheridan Blunt wins Pam Keating Award

Sheridan Blunt, coordinator, sustainable environment at Moonee Valley City Council has won the 2012 Pam Keating Award.

Presented by the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Victorian Branch, the Pam Keating Award is given to a woman who has made a significant contribution to the Victorian environment industry.

The winner receives $1,500 to be used for the purposes of professional development. Blunt's achievement include:

-Developing a Model for Stormwater Targets, which is now applied by five councils and reflected in a Victorian Government plan.

-Developing Model Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Guidelines, which are also applied across five councils.

-Developing an iTree Tool, which is used nationally.

-Developing Model Sustainable Public Lighting Guidelines, which are applied in Moonee Valley and at least one other council.

-Contributing to Moonee Valley Council reducing its energy use by 40% and maintaining its water use.

-Contributing to the Moonee Ponds Green Precinct sustainability results - 24% greenhouse savings, 25% water savings, 100% increase in recycling, 3.5% increase in improved habitat.

-Contributing to savings in the Saving in the City - Green Hotels project - 2400 tonnes of waste /year (401 truckloads), 25 megalitres water/year and 24,769 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

“The field of applicants this year was very strong, however, Sheridan stood out as a leader in the sustainability industry, which includes conservation, waste management and resource recovery; and has made an outstanding contribution to the industry," said Andrew Race, WMAA Victorian President.

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