Call for Nominations, January 18 to February 29!
For 2016, the nomination period opens on January 18 and closes on February 29, 2016. Make a nomination and support Burnaby’s environmental leaders.
The Environmental Awards Program consists of two designations; Environment Awards, which are given to groups and individuals for their outstanding environmental achievements; or Environmental Stars, given to recognize accomplishments carried out on a smaller scale, but equally significant. Awards may be presented in six categories:
Planning and Development
View the 2016 Terms of Reference. Hard copies are available at City Hall. For more information, or if you have questions about the program or the nomination process, please contact the City of Burnaby Planning Department at 604-294-7400.
How do I nominate a deserving candidate?
You can submit an on-line nomination today. A print version Nomination Form is also available and may be submitted to the City Burnaby Planning Department, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2. The 2016 deadline for submission is February 29.
2016 is the 20th anniversary of the City of Burnaby’s Environmental Awards Program. Since 1996, the program has celebrated individuals, organizations and businesses who contribute their time and effort to advancing environmental sustainability and protecting and enhancing the natural environment in Burnaby. From the nominations received, recipients are recommended by the Citizen Representatives of the Environment Committee to City Council for approval. This year, recipients will be recognized at a Regular Meeting of Council in May.
Environmental Awards Program 2015
For 2015, the City of Burnaby is please to acknowledge and celebrate the following groups and individuals, who have made significant contributions to the sustainability of Burnaby’s Environment:
Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. in the category of Business Stewardship for measuring their greenhouse gas emissions and implementing various sustainability measures to reduce their environmental and carbon footprints.
Zero Waste Initiative, developed by Simon Fraser University Sustainability Office in partnership with Facilities Services in the category of Communications for creative and engaging communication strategies to reduce waste.
Stoney Creek Environment Committee in the category of Community Stewardship for their ongoing stewardship of Stoney Creek and in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Great Salmon Send-Off.
Park Avenue Towers Green Team in the category of Green Choices for their exceptional achievements in waste reduction and organic waste diversion in a multi-family development.
SFU Community Trust in the category of Planning and Development for achievements in environmental sustainability for Phase 4 of the UniverCity Master Plan.
Salina Kung, a student at Alpha Secondary School, in the category of Youth for her many outstanding environmental achievements.
D-Wave Systems Inc. in the category of Business Stewardship for achieving significant energy savings and operational efficiencies by upgrading their facility in Burnaby and for implementing various sustainability measures.
Kyle Empringham, a Burnaby youth,in the category of Communications for co-founding “The Starfish Canada”, an online publication that celebrates the achievements of youth and environmental sustainability.
Luanne Bradshaw, a Burnaby resident, in the category of Community Stewardship for her dedication over many years in keeping the City of Burnaby clean by picking up waste and refuse.