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UN award win
Alcoa has again been recognised for its land management, winning a prestigious national environmental award attached to World Environment Day. 
 
A joint initiative between Alcoa and Greening Australia, known as Moolapio , took out the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award for ‘best specific environmental initiative’.  The annual national awards program acknowledges action taken, at a local level, to address global environmental issues.
 
The Moolapio project will conserve, enhance and restore the flora and fauna around our Point Henry smelter in Geelong.    Alcoa commenced a A$1.5 million partnership with Greening Australia in 2005 to develop and implement a management plan for the area, in consultation with the local community. 
 
In officially launching Moolapio recently, Michael Crutchfield, Parliamentary Secretary Environment & Water said: “Victorians are aware how important it is to protect our environment for future generations.  I am heartened that Alcoa and Greening Australia are meeting the challenge of climate change and showing leadership in environmental conservation.”
 
Alcoa and Greening Australia have worked together in partnership for 26 years.  During that time, we have planted of over 12 million trees and initiated the rehabilitation of thousands of hectares of degraded land.
 
Alcoa is a founding member of Greening Australia’s River Recovery program which aims to restore and protect Australia’s rivers.  In 2006, River Recovery removed over 300 hectares of weeds, established 22,000 seedlings, fenced stream banks and promoted changes to irrigation practices, and established community water monitoring programs.
 
Our successful greenhouse reduction program for Alcoa employees and their immediate families, Make An Impact, is a tool which was devised through our partnership with Greening Australia.  Make An Impact features an online greenhouse calculator which assists in identifying key areas of the home and surrounds where emissions can be reduced as well as simple practical changes that can make a big difference.


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