Five films from each of the two categories will be selected for judging. The 10 shortlisted films will be promoted on the Nudge competition website, Mirvac Group website, and digital, print and social media platforms of Mirvac Group.
The winning films will be announced on the competition website on Tuesday, 22 November 2016.
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Cool Australia founder Jason Kimberley is an eco-warrior, globally renowned photographer, adventurer and founder of the online environmental education resource, Cool Australia. Spurred into action after his 2005 expedition to Antarctica with pals Jason Veale and Peter Hillary, Kimberley vowed to protect our fragile ecosphere by educating our next generations.
His first book, Australia Exposed (2003), was the result of a year-long camping trip around Australia in 2000. Antarctica, A Different Adventure (2007) describes his journey across the frozen wilderness.
Kimberley’s love of travel and our environment was formed at an early age, after his family embarked on outback adventures. Since then he has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the globe subjecting himself to a number of demanding challenges including climbing South America’s highest peak Mt. Aconcagua (23,000ft), man-hauling sledges around the horseshoe valley in Antarctica, trekking Denali and a month long kayaking odyssey on Prince William Sound – both in Alaska.
His concern at the environmental damage being wrought in Antarctica and around the globe led him to develop Cool Australia, an educational resource that today engages more than 30,000 teachers and 750,000 students nationally. Despite having no background in education Kimberley has succeeded in bringing together the expertise required to produce curriculum based lesson plans that are valued by students and teachers alike.
Cool Australia explores the challenges we face, the solutions at hand and how we can all become a part of the solution building a safer, fairer and sustainable country. The website coolaustralia.org enables students to take an active role in living sustainably and features age-specific learning activities that teachers can download and take directly to the classroom. Kimberley was awarded the VAEE Environmental educator of the year in 2012.
Jon Dee is one of Australia’s most influential figures on social and environmental issues. He was the ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2010 in NSW and is the Founder and Managing Director of the Australian advocacy organisation Do Something. In June 1991, he founded Planet Ark in partnership with his good friend Pat Cash. He headed the organisation for 15 years, turning it into a household name and powerful force for change.
Over the years Jon has helped to raise more than $20 million for community and environmental causes. He initiated the ‘Ban The Bulb’ lobbying campaign that led to Australia’s three-year phase out of incandescent light globes. Since 2002 Jon has been the driving force behind the national campaign to ban plastic checkout bags and in 2010-11 he launched Do Something’s successful campaign to bring about a voluntary ban on phosphates in laundry detergents.
Together with Olivia Newton-John, Jon founded National Tree Day, with 10 million native trees and shrubs planted during the period when they fronted the initiative. The pair reunited in 2013 to launch their One Tree Per Child project, aimed at getting tree planting into the curriculum so that every child under ten plants a native tree as part of a school event.
In 2012 Jon founded Do Something’s National Op Shop Week, to boost donations to charity op shops and recruited News Corp to be the major media partner for the event.
His DoSomethingNearYou.com.au campaign showed Australians how to help and volunteer for community groups and events in 16,000 suburbs around Australia. More than a quarter of Australia’s federal MPs now have their own personalised DoSomethingNearYou website and are fronting the initiative in their electorates.
Jon is also a successful author with his 2010 release, Sustainable Growth, considered the definitive sustainability guidebook for Australian business. His new ‘Energy Cut’ energy efficiency guidebook for small business was launched in January 2015.
An advocate for energy efficiency, Jon initiated Do Something’s 10% Challenge campaign for Australians to reduce energy use by 10 per cent and is an advocate of maximising the use of waste that can no longer be recycled.
Jon has produced and directed more than 300 environmentally themed TV and radio advertisements. These have featured the donated services of Tom Cruise, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Sir Richard Branson, Olivia Newton-John, Michael Caton, Pierce Brosnan and many other well known names.
He was the national media front person for the Australian DVD release of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ documentary film.
Paul has been Group General Manager, HSE and Sustainability at Mirvac for the past two years, having returned from London where he was Head of Sustainability at listed UK shopping centre developer, Hammerson.
Paul is responsible for all environmental, social challenges and opportunities across the entire business and sits on Mirvac’s Group Executive Committee. The diversity of the Mirvac portfolio means that he is responsible for both development and existing assets and projects ranging from new towns to commercial buildings.
In his first six months based on benchmarking, internal and external stakeholder engagement and a materiality study he launched ‘This Changes Everything’, Mirvac’s plan for a sustainable future. Mirvac has for many years been a leader in sustainability, developing the first 6 Green Star Shopping Centre at Orion, Qld, the first 6 Green Star Educational building at Bond University and more recently the 6 Green star office building at 8 Chifley, Sydney. Mirvac is also very proud of their industry leading performance in transforming its existing portfolio to achieve 4.7 star NABERs energy and 3.5 star NABERS water.
Paul is co-Chair of the Better Building Partnership Sydney having previously been Chairman of the UK BBP. He is the ex-chairman of the British Council of Offices sustainability committee and participated in various working groups including EPRA sustainability committee, BCSC, NSA, UKGBC and GBCA.
Paul has been involved with Australian Green Building Council from inception including a period as Chairman of the Green Star Interiors tool. He previously worked at Arup and Lend Lease, responsible for delivering leading edge green buildings including The Bond and RAAF Richmond in Sydney as well as involvement in ANZ and The Gauge at Docklands. He led Hammerson to be top in sector for FTSE4Good, CDP and GRESB. Paul was named 28th most influential person in sustainability by Building Magazine, UK.