Acacia Program – National Sustainability Competition
The Projects submitted to the Acacia Program National Sustainability Competition must address the three-underpinning triple bottom line sustainability outcomes
• Environmental – projects that for example: address land-use change; design environmentally sensitive infrastructure’ reduce waste impacts; conserve
biodiversity, improve conditions for flora and fauna.
• Social – projects that for example: engage local or national organisations in solving sustainability problems; collaborate with community partners to educate and inform on sustainability issues; job creation
• Economic – projects that for example: create financially sustainable initiatives; allow for growth and scalability; improve energy efficiency or result in beneficial dematerialisation; encourage enhanced triple bottom line
Students will be required to submit:
• A report of up to 10 total pages that includes a rationale, a justification or an explanation of chosen research/ methodology, the results or the
outcomes, and the sustainability benefits of the project.
• A video (3-5 min) that promotes the value of their project and potential sustainability outcomes.
State co-ordinators will be happy to assist applicants with any queries.
It is expected that a winning proposal will demonstrate elements of potential for transformational change. Applications will be assessed in terms of sustainability performance, potential impact, scalability, application and
All entries must be emailed to the State co-ordinator by – 5pm December 22nd 2017
State co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be announced on January 30th 2018.
National Prize of $600 for the winning entry, and $300 for the runner-up State prizes of $200 and $100 for the runner-up.