Earth Kids – Winner of Better Business of Year Award


Earth Kids in North Turramurra have been named the Better Business of the Year at the Better Business Awards, held at The Concourse, Chatswood on Friday 12 June.

The childcare business was recognised for their vision and commitment to sustainable business practices, and also took out the Energy Saver, Water Saver and Sustainable Purchasing award categories.

The Better Business Awards celebrate and showcase the sustainability achievements of North Shore businesses who are members of the Better Business Partnership (BBP) – a joint council project designed to improve the sustainability of over 250 businesses in the Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Willoughby council areas.

The Awards dinner, hosted by popular TV host and author, Indira Naidoo was attended by 270 people from the North Shore business community, and featured a keynote speech from Gardening Australia presenter, Costa Georgiadis, and talk by Paul Frasca of Sustainable Salons, Australia.

The owners of Earth Kids had a vision of creating an efficient, natural, healthy, toxin-free space for children in their care. Through careful design and extensive research, owner and Director, Diane Salter has spoken with suppliers exploring options for each building product, toy, cot, furniture, meal, plant and appliance in the centre to create a beautiful, comfortable, healthy child care space.

From inception, this approach has created an exciting space for children and staff and is an excellent example of leadership in the Child Care sector.

“We have been lucky to bring a team of people together who share a mutual philosophy, are passionate, and work collaboratively to provide the best possible care and education for the children,” said Earth Kids owner and Director, Diane Salter.
Other award winners on the night included:

2015 Better Business of the Year Award
Winner – Earth Kids, North Turramurra
Runner-up – Konomi Kindergarten, Willoughby

Accessibility Award
Winner – McNair Ingenuity Research, Crows Nest
Runner up – Luna Park, Milsons Point

Energy Saver Award
Winner – Earth Kids, North Turramurra
Runner-up – Konomi Kindergarten, Willoughby

Sustainable Purchasing Award
Winner – Earth Kids, North Turramurra
Runner–ups – Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia), Turramurra and Sage Hair and Beauty Lounge – Willoughby

Community Support Award
Winner – Bendigo Bank, Turramurra/Lindfield
Local Champions – Apple Dental, Lane Cove, Drycleaners2U, Willoughby and Jump Start, Cammeray.

Sustainable Transport Award
Winner – EC Sustainable, North Sydney
Runner-up – WT Sustainability, North Sydney

Staff Support Award
Winner – Altitude IT, Artarmon
Runner-up – Konomi Kindergarten, Willoughby

Waste Saver Award
Winner – Fuji SMBE Harwal Pty Ltd, Lane Cove
Local Champions – Earth Kids, North Turramurra Kirribilli Markets, Kirribilli, Direct Response Australia, Lane Cove

Water Saver Award
Winner – Earth Kids, North Turramurra
Runner-up – The Killara Golf Club, Killara

People’s Choice Awards
Retail – Drycleaners2U, Naremburn
Hospitality, Cafes & Restaurants – Kipling’s Garage Bar, Turramurra
Professional Services & Other – Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia), Turramurra

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