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Environmental Awards Program

Since 1996, the City of Burnaby has presented the Environment Awards to recognize and celebrate organizations and individuals who contribute their time and effort toward the protection and enhancement of a sustainable environment. Nominations for the Awards are recommended by the Citizen Representatives of the Environment Committee with City Council approval. A presentation for award recipients is held during Burnaby’s Environment Week.  

Environment Awards 2014 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

The City invites you to submit an on-line nomination today for the 2014 Environment Awards. A print version Nomination Form is also available and may be submitted to the City Burnaby Planning Department, by email at planning@burnaby.ca or to 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2. The 2014 deadline for submission is April 14.

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 the accomplishments carried out on a smaller scale, but equally significant. Awards may be presented in six categories: 

  • Business Stewardship 
  • Communications 
  • Community Stewardship 
  • Green Choices 
  • Planning and Development 
  • Youth

A detailed description of criteria for each award category is provided in the 2014 Terms of Reference. For more information please contact the City of Burnaby Planning Department at 604- 294-7400.

Environment Awards 2013

Environment Awards 2013 Recipients
2013 Environment Award recipients with Councillor Dan Johnston, Environment Awards Reception at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, June, 8, 2013.

“This event is a significant annual opportunity to recognize groups and individuals who make an important contribution to environmental sustainability in Burnaby,” says Councillor Dan Johnston. “The City of Burnaby is committed to being a leader in environmental sustainability and has had tremendous success in introducing exemplary environmental programs, policies and initiatives in our City. It is because of the leadership and support of local environmental heroes such as those we honour in our Environmental Awards that we have been able to achieve this success to date. We look forward to continuing to work with these environmental leaders to ensure Burnaby continues to be a leader in environmental sustainability.”

On Sunday, June 9, at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion at Burnaby Lake, Environment Week 2013 culminated with the City of Burnaby’s annual Environment Awards and Environmental Stars Reception. At the reception, members of Burnaby’s environment community were pleased to acknowledge and celebrate this year’s award recipients.

The following groups and individuals have made significant contributions to the sustainability of Burnaby’s Environment.

Environment Awards

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology Green Team for their implementation, outreach and communication of various environmental sustainability initiatives and programs for faculty, employees and students since 2007.
  • Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network for their outstanding and noteworthy contributions to raising awareness of environmental sustainability within Burnaby’s youth community since their inception five years ago.

Environmental Stars

  • Lougheed Town Centre for their commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in the operation of their shopping mall facility.
  • Burnaby Board of Trade for their leadership in developing and implementing the Pledge for a Sustainable Community Program.
  • Gail Blatchford for her outstanding environmental contributions with the Stoney Creek Environment Committee.
  • Tzu Chi Foundation (Burnaby Team) for their dedication and involvement in environmental education and community outreach initiatives throughout Burnaby.
  • Simon Fraser University Green Labs Program for their contributions to environmental sustainability and reducing the energy footprint of campus science buildings.
  • Tomas Lang, student at Ecole Alpha Secondary School, for developing the Green Events Program at his school.
  • 2011-12 and 2012-13 Grade 3 classes at John Knox Christian School for their development of an in-class food scraps recycling system for their school and participation in a pilot electronic toy recycling program, initiatives undertaken with the assistance of their teacher, Ms. Yvonne DeWith.
  • Jacqueline Shen, student at Burnaby South Secondary School, for her notable achievements with many environmental organizations.
  • Environment Awards Nomination Form

    Nomination FormMoreDeadline for nominations is
    April 14, 2014.