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QEII Staff Receive 2018 Actsmart Business Sustainability Award

A group of young staff from the Support Team at QEII were the recipients of the Motivation Excellence Award at the 2018 Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards in May.

Support Team members Amelia Holly (Producer), Claire Patterson, Sophie Patterson and Alex Smith put together a short film to motivate and educate staff and visitors on the importance of responsible waste management, to encourage conscious decisions when dealing with their waste. They are each currently also studying at University.

“Since its inception, QEII has provided opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds to boost their income through casual work in Support Staff roles. Their youthfulness and exposure to new ways of thinking are an asset to the organisation. QEII was the proud recipients of the Motivation Excellence Award because of the video prepared by these four wonderful students,” said Mary Kirk, Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer at QEII.

Amelia Holly is undertaking a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics and a BA in Accounting; Clare Patterson undertaking a BA Environmental Studies; Alex Smith undertaking BA Law and BA International Security; and Sophie Patterson undertaking BA Business Studies.

The Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards showcase the outstanding achievements of organisations participating in the Actsmart Business programs.

With the awards in their ninth year, 2018 saw a record 67 nominations for the 10 awards, ranging from Waste Minimisation to Innovation and Leadership.

Through the Actsmart Business Recycling program, over 50,000 staff are now recycling in their workplaces and diverted the equivalent of 137,000 domestic recycling bins from landfill.

We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its services at QEII are located, and their Elders past and present.