Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Pledge Newsletter – December 2015

Happy December Pledge Members!

First of all I want to thank each of you for being a part of Burnaby’s unique sustainable business community. This year’s highlights exemplify the commitment you have all made toward continuing to green your businesses and your communities, so thank you for that.

Here are a few 2015 highlights:

Advocacy

Check out the new advocacy section of the BBOT Pledge web site: Read more.

 Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to Reid’s Automotive Recycling, winner of the Burnaby Business Excellence Award for Environmental Sustainability. Read more. Congratulations to finalists: Brentwood Town Centre (Shape Property Management), Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, SFU Community Trust.

The Pledge for a Sustainable Community had the honour of being a finalist in the International World Chamber Competition in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility. Read more.

Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. received an Environmental Award in the category of Business Stewardship from the City of Burnaby. Read more.

D-Wave Systems Inc. received an Environmental Star in the category of Business Stewardship from the City of Burnaby. Read more.

Strong nominations were received (by the City of Burnaby) for the following BBOT Sustainability Pledge members:  The Silent Gardner, ABC Recycling, Ricoh Canada (Burnaby office), False Creek Collision and Grand Villa Casino.  Well done!

2016 City of Burnaby Awards Submission Details and Deadline January 18 and close on Monday, February 28Read more.[M1]

Holiday Resources

 Create Memories, Not Garbage—Holiday Tips and Quiz

New! BBOT Sustainable Member Benefits Program

Grand and Toy: Enjoy up to 85% off over 7,500 quality office products, plus access to an exclusive GO GREEN product catalogue: Read more.

Be inspired! 2015 Pledge Highlights

 Check out what other Pledge members have achieved this year: Read more.

2015 Pledge Success Stories

Atticus Financial, The Silent Gardener, Reid’s Automotive Recycling Ltd. and HollyNorth Production Supplies

Measure, Reduce and Manage Your Footprint – Climate Smart Certification

Thanks to Vancity who has provided $1000 bursaries to help our members become Climate Smart Certified. Congratulations to: Colortec, DL Safety, Gourmet Baker, Sorin Group, D-Wave, False Creek Collision Eco, Reid’s Automotive Recycling Ltd. Electronic Arts and Acuere Consulting for participating in this program.

For those of you interested in learning how to measure and reduce your carbon footprint, please contact me at tessa@bbot.ca or 604 412-0100

Spread the word! Our goal is to grow the Pledge community. Please encourage your colleagues, neighbours and fellow business owners to join the Pledge community!

Facebook Highlights! In the coming days I will be posting Pledge highlights on facebook! Please like and share.J #sustainourcommunity

Sponsors

A huge thank you to Pledge sponsors who have supported the program from its inception 3 years ago. Without them this program would not exist.

Platinum Sponsors: ABC Recycling, Electronic Arts, Hemlock Printers, Vancity

Gold Sponsors: Fortis BC, BC Hydro, Burnaby Now, Travel Smart, Return It

Have an amazing holiday everyone. All the best for the New Year and thanks again for all your support and participation in the Pledge program.

 

 

 

 

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