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The 2021 Green Excellence Awards 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.

Since 2011, the YVR Green Excellence Award has commended and awarded Sea Island organizations for the steps they have taken to reduce the environmental impact of operations and raise awareness of environmental issues through education and outreach.


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 22nd, 2021.


In 2020, five businesses were awarded the YVR Green Excellence Award: Air Canada, Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Harbour Air Seaplanes, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and SkyTeam VIP Lounge. These businesses were recognized for their unique efforts in minimizing the environmental impact of operations, through ways such as carrying out light replacements, upgrading their heating and cooling systems, implementing paper-saving initiatives, and reducing use of single-use plastics. Additionally, these businesses were commended for raising awareness of environmental issues through various education and outreach actions, such as promoting green commuting options, participating in community clean-up events, and forming a “green team” within their organization.



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