2011 Recipients

Eastview School

Eastview School has recently undertaken stewardship responsibility for one acre of natural area at Eastview Park. The students and teachers have cleared out invasive species, planted 300 native plants, marked trails and put up birdhouses. It has become an outdoor school room that teaches environmental responsibility to students.

Queen Mary School - Division 2, Green Team

Queen Mary School, Division 2/Green Team, have been weeding and planting in their school garden. Some of their activities included composting recess and lunch waste, collecting and sorting recyclable containers and papers, and participating in the Great Canadian Clean up at Waterfront Park. Monies raised from the recycling bought a goat for an African community.

New & Green Baby Co

New & Green Baby Co is a family run North Vancouver based online cloth diaper store. Besides providing a full range of cloth diapers for babies, New & Green provides Community Outreach Cloth Diaper Workshops teaching more than 1000 parents how to use cloth diapers. For each family using cloth diapers, thousands of disposable diapers are diverted from the landfill.

Steve Hoiles - Surfside Development

Steve Hoiles is a principal of Surfside Development which built "The Shore House" on the 1900 block of Mahon Avenue. It incorporated sustainable features that have gained the development a Platinum Certification through the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

Lonsdale Quay Market

As a "Climate Smart" company from 2010, the Lonsdale Quay Market takes the sustainability and environmental stewardship quite seriously. Lonsdale Quay Market has made extensive improvements to heating, cooling, and mechanical equipment to increase energy efficiency. Lonsdale Quay has also increased the recycling facilities available for both merchants and customers, for increased diversion from the landfill. In April 2011, the Market introduced a pilot program for diversion of organic waste from the landfills and aims to have organic waste diversion available for all merchants and customers next year.

The Market also hosts an annual Earth Day event, introduced environmentally friendly shopping bags, switched all marketing material to recycled paper and initiated an electronic communication program to our merchants to reduce excess paper use.

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