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Environmental Awards Program

Since 1996, through the Environmental Awards Program, the City has recognized the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and businesses to advancing environmental sustainability and protecting and enhancing the natural environment in Burnaby.  

Awards may be presented in six categories (a maximum of one Environmental Award and two Environmental Stars per category):

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

There are two levels of awards:

  • Environmental Award, for recognition of environmental achievements of a larger scale, such as long-term commitments to an organization or cause, leadership of other individuals, and projects of a significant size and relatively complex scope that have a broader community impact, and
  • Environmental Star, for recognition of environmental achievements of a smaller or more individual scale that may nevertheless serve to catalyze larger initiatives and inspire others.

The City of Burnaby is pleased to acknowledge the following individuals, community groups, institutions, and businesses who have made significant contributions to the sustainability of Burnaby’s environment:

2019 Environmental Awards

Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery, in the category of Business Stewardship, for their outstanding achievements integrating environmental sustainability into their business and business operations.

Joanne Borle, in the category of Green Choices, for outstanding leadership of her housing co-op’s recycling and environmental sustainability committee. 

Oxford Properties, in the category of Planning and Development, for Riverbend Business Park and notable achievements in site environmental remediation, innovative flood protection and enhancement of waterways, stormwater management, and green buildings.  

2019 Environmental Stars

Hemlock Printers, in the category of Business Stewardship, for their outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability in their business and business operations.

BC Bee Supply, in the category of Business Stewardship, for their support of urban beekeeping in our community.

Fernando Lessa, in the category of Communications, for creating the Urban Salmon Project and supporting the environmental education and stewardship efforts of the city and Burnaby’s streamkeepers.

Roger Dyer, in the category of Community Stewardship, for his long standing involvement in the stewardship of Stoney Creek as a member of the Stoney Creek Environment Committee.  

Embark Sustainability, in the category of Green Choices, for creating the Food Rescue Program to enhance local food security and reduce food waste at Simon Fraser University.

University Highlands Elementary Green Team, in the category of Youth, for their efforts to create environmental awareness and affect positive change at their school and in their community.

Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network, in the category of Youth, for their efforts to deliver many environmental awareness initiatives this year, including the Do It Green 2019 conference that focused on pollution from micro-plastics.

Past Recipients

View a complete list of past recipients.

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