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2022 YVR Green Excellence Awards nominations are open!

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We are excited to announce that the nomination period for the 2022 YVR Green Excellence Awards is now open! 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 Sea Island organizations for their efforts in one or many of the following areas:

  1. Saving energy and/or fuel,
  1. Reducing waste,
  2. Conserving potable water,
  3. Improving ecosystem health on Sea Island, and
  4. 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 by Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

PAST RECIPIENTS

In 2021, three businesses were awarded the YVR Green Excellence Award: Air Canada, Hertz Canada, and Purolator. These businesses were recognized for their unique efforts in reducing the environmental impact of operations, through ways such as making upgrades to energy systems to improve energy efficiency of their facilities to save energy, implementing electric vehicles for business operations, and improving their commercial and office recycling programs.

These businesses also helped to raise awareness of environmental issues through education and outreach by taking actions such as running environmental awareness events and programs for employees and customers, promoting green commuting options, and forming an employee “green team” to further support initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of operations. If you would like to learn more about the 2021 winners, check out the YVR Blog.

2022 Project Green YVR Annual Summit

Join us for this 3 hour in-person event where you will join other Sea Island businesses and the Vancouver Airport Authority’s Climate & Environment Team to learn about environmental initiatives underway and provide input. Let’s reconnect, in person, and shape a greener and more resilient future for all!

            Event Details

            Date: Monday, November 21, 2022

            Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

            Location: Sea to Sky Room

Registration: To learn more about this event and register, please visit the Eventbrite website here by Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5:00pm.

Questions? Contact the YVR Climate & Environment Department at [email protected] or at 604-276-6656.

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