Green Economy North to Recognize Environmental Leaders

Sudbury business owners and residents are invited to the second annual Green Economy North Evening of Recognition, Thursday April 12th, 2018 at the Holiday Inn. This event will celebrate the people and businesses in the community that have committed to lower their greenhouse gas emissions, and find ways to make less of an impact on the environment. Awards will be presented to select Green Economy North members, and also community-nominated Environmental Champions.

“We had so much fun at last year’s celebration,” said Leigha Benford, Communications Director for Green Economy North. “This year is going to be even better, with a bigger membership, and way more carbon-reduction projects on the go. We’re excited to announce our award winners, and show just how proud we are of the entire membership for making a commitment to lower their environmental footprint.”

This year, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, will lead the keynote address. Commissioner Saxe is tasked with being a tough but fair watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993.

The awards portion of the evening will see numerous businesses and individuals recognized for their environmental commitment. Winners of the 2018 Environmental Champion Awards, and 2018 Green Economy North member awards will be announced at the event.

Finalists for the community nominated 2018 Environmental Champion Award are:
• Greg Cantin- Owner, Cantin Insurance Service Ltd.
• Hiawatha Osawamick- Founder, Hiawatha’s Catering
• Max Burt- Owner, Burt Farms Country Meats
• Pat Tessier- Chair of Facilities. Management Program Council, Health Sciences North
• Cheryl Recollect- Director of Sustainable Development, Wahnapitae First Nation
• David Murray- Eco Life Home Improvements

" I am fortunate to be involved in an industry that forces you to live within the confines of your fence lines,” said finalist Max Burt, owner of Burt Farm Country Meats. “By integrating many energy technologies into our farm, we have continued to improve our environmental responsibility for the food we produce. This is important to us and our customers, but mostly important to our children and our grandchildren. After all, food production simply must be sustainable. There is no other option.”

2018 Green Economy North Member awards include:
• New Member of the Year
• Most Engaged Green Team
• Sustainable Business of the Year

The event will begin at 6:00pm with networking, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music from local group Hugh Jazz.

Registration is free, but required in advance of the event. Spaces are filling fast, register now:

2018 Evening of Recognition sponsored by: