Congratulations to the Northern Rivers companies and people who have made it to the Green Globe Award finalist list - including Suffolk Park youngster Arlian Eckert, aka Plastic Free Boy, seen here with his mother, Karin.
"I am very proud to see our region so well represented in many of the Award categories. Clearly, our area punches well above its weight when it comes to environmental innovation,” said Ballina MP Tamara Smith.
“Arlian Ecker, one of the Young Sustainability Champion Award finalists, has made Plastic Free Boy social media videos that encourage school children to clean up beaches, recycle and think about how the plastic pollution in the oceans is harming turtles and other marine life,” said Ms Smith. "He is an amazing 12-year-old and I am delighted that he is devoting his energy to such an important cause."
The 2018 Green Globe Award finalists also include two locals in the Community Leadership Award category: Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby (COREM) and Byron Bay-based Positive Change for Marine Life.
Splendour in the Grass, which takes place at North Byron Parklands, Yelgun, has been named finalist in the Business Leadership Award category.
“I wish the finalists every success for the Awards event on October 4, when the winners will be announced.”
See Arlian's website and videos here.
Click here for the full list of finalists.