CRD EcoStar Awards Nominations Are Now Open for 2009

Feb 06, 2009

Victoria, BC - The Capital Regional District Board Chair Geoff Young invites nominations for the 2009 EcoStar Awards. The CRD’s EcoStar Community Environmental Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions by local businesses, groups and individuals working to enhance our environment. Information can be found and nominations can be completed online until February 27, 2009 at 4:30pm. For those without internet access, a paper nomination form is available at 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria.

“The EcoStar Awards celebrate people who have gone above and beyond in their green practices,” said Young. “This event is an important way of paying tribute to local businesses, organizations, schools and individuals who strive for environmental sustainability within their daily professional practices.” The CRD has held the EcoStar Awards since 2000. Residents and business owners of the Capital Region may nominate environmentally friendly organizations, companies, schools or individuals in one of the following nine categories:

  • Climate Action & Energy Conservation
  • Environmental Education 
  • Environmental Innovation 
  • Land Stewardship 
  • Lifetime Achievement 
  • Waste Reduction 
  • Water Stewardship 
  • Youth Achievement (Individual) 
  • Youth Achievement (Group)

The 2009 EcoStar Awards are brought to you by Coast Capital Savings and proudly supported by ‘A’ British Columbia, Black Press and Truffles Catering. Award sponsors for the event are: 103.1 Jack FM and 98.5 The Ocean, BC Transit, the Capital Regional District, the City of Victoria, Coast Capital Savings and Royal Roads University.

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For further information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
Office: 250.360.3308
Cell: 250.216.4427