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The 2020 YVR Green Excellence Award Nominations are open!


Vancouver Airport Authority strives to be a leader in environmental management and actively seeks to improve our environmental performance. Achieving this vision would not be possible without the active participation of our community partners and fellow Sea Island businesses. The YVR Green Excellence Award has recognized the remarkable environmental efforts made by Sea Island organizations since 2011.


The YVR Green Excellence Award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated stewardship over the last three years in one or many of the following areas:

  1. Saving energy and/or fuel,
  2. Reducing waste,
  3. Conserving potable water,
  4. Improving ecosystem health on Sea Island, and
  5. Supporting employees and engaging customers/partners on environmental issues.

If this describes your organization, or if you know of another organization that deserves recognition for their green efforts, please complete the online nomination form here (it should take no more than five minutes) by November 30th, 2020.


In 2019, Air Canada and Fairmont Vancouver Airport were the recipients of the YVR Green Excellence Award. Air Canada was recognized for installing new LED lighting in their cargo facility and operations centre, adding 12 electric vehicle charging stations, rolling out new recycling bins, and upgrading their washroom fixtures to water-efficient models. Fairmont Vancouver Airport received an award for upgrading heating and cooling controls in their guest rooms, eliminating single-use plastics, and donating soap and food to community organizations instead of letting it go to waste, all while actively participating in Project Green YVR as a founding partner.

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