Beyond Zero Emissions wins NGO Green Lifestyle Award

Non-Government Organisation Beyond Zero Emissions has won the Business Not For Profit Category of the Green Lifestyle Awards held in Sydney last week. This is the third annual Green Lifestyle Awards, which last night recognised more than 60 leading companies and personalities in the green industry.

"With a small team of staff and hundreds of volunteers across Australia, Beyond Zero Emissions has been integral in bringing more sustainable, renewable energy solutions to Australia," said Caitlin Howlett, editor of Green Lifestyle.

"Beyond Zero Emissions has recently developed plans for a high speed rail network around Australia that is 30 billion dollars cheaper than previous plans, and would cut carbon emissions from travel along the east coast by 30 per cent a year. So what they're doing is pretty important work."

Around 140 people attended the awards presentation at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton, Sydney. These included many of the winners and highly commended in 30 categories covering food, fashion, beauty, garden, home, kids, wellbeing, travel, transport, online, and business.

CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions, Dr Stephen Bygrave, said: “"Beyond Zero Emissions is honoured to accept the award for the Business Not for Profit Category. We comprise hundreds of volunteers researching and engaging with the Australian community on climate change solutions - this award is recognition of all the hard work that these volunteers, and our staff, do."

John Mobbs accepts award

Beyond Zero Emissions volunteer John Mobbs accepts Green Lifestyle Award.

The full list of winners and highly commended in each category is available on the Green Lifestyle website.

Green Lifestyle digital media, published by nextmedia, is a guide to simple sustainable living, offering encouraging advice and inspiration to those wanting to lead a greener lifestyle.

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) is an independent think-tank focused on climate solutions.

BZE's role is to provide and promote innovative solutions on how to move to a zero carbon economy in the next decade. To date, BZE has produced Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) reports on stationary energy, buildings and high speed rail. BZE is currently in the process of producing ZCA reports on electric vehicles and land use (agriculture and forestry). For more information go to

For further information or interviews please contact:

Caitlin Howlett, editor at Green Lifestyle (02) 9901 6300 / 0403 267 562 /

Stephen Bygrave, CEO at Beyond Zero Emissions (03) 9501 3051 / 0408 907 686 /