And the Green Winners Are…
Small business eco awards recognize environmental successes
A City of Edmonton awards program is celebrating Edmonton’s small business green leaders. Six Edmonton businesses were honoured for their environmental and green initiatives through the City’s Small Business Eco Challenge Awards on October 22.
The companies received certificates and cheques during a ceremony at City Hall, as well as the satisfaction of knowing they lowered their carbon emissions, reduced their environmental footprint and blazed a trail for other small businesses in the community.
The challenge encouraged small businesses to reduce their environmental impact in any or all of the six The Way We Greenchallenge areas: energy and climate change, food resiliency, solid waste reduction, land conservation, water protection and air quality.
“We congratulate all of the businesses that won awards this year and reduced their environmental impact,” says Gary Klassen, General Manager of Sustainable Development with the City of Edmonton. “We hope that the challenge will encourage more businesses to integrate green practices into their operations.”
Among businesses with 1-10 employees, Earth Legacy Inc. took first place, EcoAmmo won second and Simply Orthodontics won third place. For businesses with 11-50 employees, Oil Country Engineering Services won first place and B&B Demolition won second place. Manasc Isaac Architects was awarded for businesses with 51-100 employees.
For more information on the prize winners and the Small Business Eco Challenge, please visit edmonton.ca/ecochallenge.