Banksia Environmental Foundation
"The Banksia Environmental Foundation, established in 1989, is a national not-for-profit organisation that promotes environmental excellence and sustainability through its Awards program and other associated events. The Banksia Environmental Awards are regarded as the most prestigious environmental awards in Australia. The Banksia Environmental Foundation also organises the Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year Award, the Environment Minister's Young Environmentalist of the Year Award, the Mercedes-Benz Research Award, Brian Robinson Fellowship and is in partnership with other Environmental and Sustainability Awards...
- 1989 - Banksia Environmental Foundation was formed
- 1991 - The first Banksia International Award was presented to the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- 1993 - Telstra became a Banksia Environmental Awards supporter, making Telstra the longest ongoing Banksia Awards supporter.
- 1994 - Parks Victoria became a Banksia Environmental Awards supporter, making Parks Victoria the second longest ongoing Banksia Awards supporter.
- 2001 - The Foundation expanded its award program to include The Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award.
- 2006 - The first DaimlerChrysler Australian Environmental Research Award was awarded**
- renamed for 2008 program - Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award 
Accessed December 2011: 
- Joanne Cain - Chair
- Deborah Spring - Deputy Chair
- Rick Finlay - Treasurer
- John Cole
- Penny Gray
- Andrew Grant
- Peter Ottesen
- Richard Evans (Australia)
- Chris Ryan
- Peter Woods
- Graz van Egmond