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Environmental Awards Program

2016 Environmental Awards Program
20th Anniversary!


2016 is the 20th anniversary of the City of Burnaby’s Environmental Awards Program. Since 1996, the program has celebrated individuals, organizations and businesses who contribute their time and effort to advancing environmental sustainability and protecting and enhancing the natural environment in Burnaby. From the nominations received, recipients are recommended by the Citizen Representatives of the Environment Committee to City Council for approval. This year, recipients will be recognized at a Regular Meeting of Council in May.

Environmental Awards Program 2016

For 2016, the City of Burnaby is please to acknowledge the following individuals, groups and businesses who have made significant contributions to the sustainability of Burnaby's Environment:

Environmental Awards 

  • False Creek Collision Ecoin the category of Business Stewardship, for their outstanding efforts to invest in new technologies that improve air quality and reduce energy consumption and for providing leadership in environmental sustainability to their industry.
  • Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE), in the category of Community Stewardship, for their outstanding efforts to educate Burnaby residents about the pipeline expansion project and the potential risks to our community and the environment.
  • Barb McMahon, founder of Sprouting Chefs, in the category of Green Choices, for her outstanding efforts to educate students in Burnaby about growing food, creating community, environmental sustainability, and leadership. 
  • Appia Developments Ltd., in the category of Planning and Development, for the Solo District and use of a low carbon geothermal exchange system that will significantly reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of the buildings.

Environmental Stars

  • Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. and L'Arche Greater Vancouver, in the category of Business Stewardship, for their outstanding project and partnership that achieved energy use efficiencies at the L'Arche office in Burnaby.
  • BC Technology for Learning Society, in the category of Business Stewardship, for refurbishing used computers as part of the Computers for Schools Program and for implementing environmental sustainability initiatives as part of their business operations.
  • Ruth Walmsley, in the category of Community Stewardship, for her outstanding efforts and dedication to raising awareness of a significant environmental issue through her efforts with the community group Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE).
  • Dave Stafford, in the category of Community Stewardship, for his outstanding service with the Burnaby Lake Park Association.
  • Lochdale Community School Green Team, in the category of Youth, for educating their classmates about waste reduction and recycling.

Past Recipients

View a complete list of past recipients.

  • Environment Awards Nomination Form

    Nomination FormMoreDeadline for nominations is February 29, 2016.