– – – Nominations Open for 2014 Excellence in Sustainability Awards: Minister Mackintosh
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Excellence in Sustainability Awards, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.
“There is no shortage of great ideas from the creative, environmentally conscious people of this province and we’re always looking to celebrate successful ideas that support the goal of reducing our impact on the environment,” said Minister Mackintosh. “We encourage communities and individuals to submit their programs or projects for recognition.”
Any individual, business, organization or community group in Manitoba is eligible to apply or be nominated for one award in the following categories:
action on climate change, air quality and energy efficiency;
sustainability in water and natural area stewardship;
sustainability in pollution prevention and product stewardship;
education for sustainability;
innovation and research for sustainability;
champion for sustainability;
sustainable community; and
outstanding achievement in sustainability.
The awards are open to all Manitoba residents, any organization or business operating in or initiatives taking place in the province.
The deadline for nominations and applications is noon, Friday, Sept. 26.
The Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development established the awards program in 2008 to showcase individual and collective efforts that incorporate the positive impact of decisions and actions on the environment, the economy, and human health and well-being.
The Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development is an advisory board that provides advice and support to the Manitoba government about responsible resource management and land use, and environmental, social and economic development.