The winner of the 2015 Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Women in the Environment Award is Janine Price, Environment Program Manager at Australian Pork Limited (APL).
The award recognises the achievements of women who have made a significant contribution to environmental sustainability in Australia in the past five years.
Janine Price has been APL?s Environment Program Manager since 2009, delivering many positive environmental milestones for Australian pig farmers. She has been responsible for the development of the National Environmental Research and Extension Strategy for the industry that has delivered a science based set of environmental guidelines for both conventional and outdoor piggeries.
She has also been involved in initiating the $8.5 million National Agricultural Manure Management Program, the development of Australia?s first Carbon Farming Initiative methodology and the Biogas Code of Practice. Her key bioenergy initiative now sees 26 per cent available pig production using biogas leading to annual savings of $5 million in electricity and 85,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, while generating $7.1 million in emissions reduction credits for Australian pig producers.
"I am truly honoured to be the recipient of this year?s award and thank WMAA and Blue Environment for their support of women working in the waste and environmental sector. It?s a really exciting and innovative area to work in and I?m looking forward to being involved in some interesting projects and opportunities coming up in the near future", said Ms Price.
The WMAA Women in the Environment Award is sponsored by Blue Environment.