Oct 18, 2012 / 3:29 pm
The City of Kelowna took time to honour some of the community's most environmentally aware citizens and organizations on Wednesday night.
The Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Awards were presented in six different categories during a ceremony at Okanagan College.
“I was really impressed with the number of environmental leaders in our community,” says Mayor Walter Gray.
“There are so many champions for the environment in Kelowna working to maintain the natural beauty of this great city. Our residents really care about the environment.”
Event Coordinator Althea Livingston says this year, the awards were handed out at a casual wine and cheese award ceremony that also served as a networking event for environmental leaders in the community.
“It was great to see community members and local businesses get together to recognize the great work that is happening in our community to protect our environment,” says Livingston.
“I was impressed by the number of nominees in each category – there is definitely a lot of great work being done here.”
The 2012 award winners are:
Most Environmentally Dedicated Group
- Okanagan Greens Society
Most Environmentally Dedicated Individual (2 winners this year)
- Angela Reid
- Curtis Stone
Most Environmentally Friendly Commuter
- Curtis Stone
Most Environmentally Friendly School
- KLO Middle School
Most Sustainable Development
- Grace Pontes & Architecturally Distinct Solutions
Most Environmentally Innovative Business
- The Bean Scene
This is the last year the Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Awards will be presented as a stand-alone ceremony. Starting in the spring of 2013, two environmental champion awards will be presented as part of the Civic and Community Awards.
For more information about the award winners, visit the Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Awards web page.
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