Switched on Business Award Program

Switch your thinking developed the Switched on Business Award to celebrate and recognise local businesses who are changing their practices to be more environmentally friendly or kicking their sustainability goals.

Councillors, local government employees and the public are invited to nominate a local business that has changed their practices to reduce their environmental footprint. Examples include:

  • Returning waste for recycling or upcycling
  • Choosing reusable products over disposable
  • Cutting kitchen waste
  • Saving electricity
  • Switching to renewables
  • Reducing water use
  • Implementing innovating sustainability solutions or concepts
  • Other sustainable practices

The award is administered by Switch your thinking and only available to businesses in Switch your thinking Local Council members area.


Switched on Business is awarded up to four times each year. Nominations remain open year round. Read the terms and conditions for more information.

Applicants need to include the name of the business, what the business does and 10 dot points about the environmental sustainability actions. Businesses need to focus on what has already achieved from climate change lens.


Winners receive the title of Switched on Business and are recognised on the Switch Your Thinking website, Facebook page and enews. A certificate will also be presented by a representative from your local council and SEREG Group at an official event.

To find out more about the program visit the Switch Your Thinking website here or email mail@switchyourthinking.com