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24 September 2013: Green Globe Finalist
The Sydney Opera House was awarded finalist in the category of ‘Heritage Sustainability Award’ at the NSW Government Green Globe Awards held on 24 September 2013.  The Green Globes now in the 14th year are the leading environment awards in New South Wales. Find out more.

7 August 2013: Opera House Social Responsibility Awards
On the 7 August 2013 the Opera House held its first Social Responsibility Awards.  Hosted by the Opera House COO Claire Spencer and attended by CEO Louise Herron, Executive, staff, interns and community and industry partners.  The Awards celebrated the launch of the Opera House’s new Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) 2014 – 2016 and Reconciliation Action Plan 2014 – 2016 and recognised outstanding work of staff and partners in their dedication of implementing strategies of our Environmental Sustainability, Reconciliation and Access Plans.

1 June 2013: Environmental Sustainability Plan 2014 – 2016
The second three year Environmental Sustainability Plan commenced on the 1 July 2013.  The new Plan focus on four areas over the next three years; Use Resources Efficiently and Responsibly, Minimise Waste, Improve Environmental Risk Management and Embed, Engage and Inspire Change. Read the full plan


Green Theatres & Venues
Sydney Theatre Company
Julie’s Bicycle
Broadway Green Alliance

Non Governmental Environmental Organisations
The following calculators can be used to help gain a better understanding of the environmental impacts from lifestyle choices. The calculators also assist in making better decisions, which are not only good for the environment but can save you money.

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Sustainability Advantage Member

Sydney Opera House is committed to strengthen its environmental performance through collaboration
with the Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW.
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