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.