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Environmental Awards Program

2021 Environmental Awards

Thank you to everyone who nominated an environmental leader helping to green Burnaby’s present and future! The nomination period closed on February 22, 2021. Awards will be presented at the regular meeting of Council on June 28. In-person reception from Council will be held if provincial health orders allow.

Award Process

Awards may be presented in six categories:

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

There are two levels of awards:

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

A maximum of one Environmental Award and two Environmental Stars will be awarded per category.

The criteria for each award category is presented in the 2021 Terms of Reference. For more information, or if you have questions about the program or the nomination process, please contact the City of Burnaby Planning Department at 604-294-7400.


Since 1996, the City’s Environmental Awards Program 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. The City’s Environment Committee reviews nominations and recommends recipients to City Council for approval. 

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:

2020 Environmental Awards

Elmer Rudolph, in the category of Community Stewardship, for his outstanding commitment to community action for environmental protection and rehabilitation of the Brunette River.  

HUB Cycling Burnaby Committee, in the category of Green Choices, for their outstanding advocacy and support of active transportation and safe cycling infrastructure in Burnaby.

2020 Environmental Stars

Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network, Azzam Haq and Emily Ng, in the category of Youth, for their outstanding leadership and commitment to environmental sustainability.

Past Recipients

View a complete list of past recipients.