Excellence in Pollution Prevention Recognized
EDMONTON – Five organizations have demonstrated outstanding innovation and leadership in pollution prevention by implementing actions to reduce pollutants before they are released to the Canadian environment.
The following organizations were honoured at the 2008 Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Pollution Prevention Awards gala dinner on June 11, 2008, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention:
- Micro Business - LOGical Creations Ltd.
- Medium Business - Steelcase Canada Ltd.
- Organization - North York General Hospital
- Organization - University Health Network
- Greenhouse Gases Reduction - Hamilton Renewable Power Incorporated
The awards were presented by Alberta's Minister of Environment, the Honourable Rob Renner, during the 12th Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable held in Edmonton, Alberta June 11th – 12th.
Awards were given in the categories of Micro and Medium Business, Organization and Greenhouse Gases Reduction. A specially designed award and logo was presented to each winner, which they may use, signifying their status as a CCME Pollution Prevention award winner.
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment established the Pollution Prevention Awards Program in 1997 to support CCME’s emphasis on preventing pollution at the source, rather than cleaning it up or treating it later. Over 60 companies have been recognized for their pollution prevention achievements over the life of the program. Additional information about the Awards Program is available on the CCME website at www.ccme.ca/initiatives/pollution.html?category_id=134.
For further information, contact:
Gisèle Lavoie, CCME Secretariat, (204) 948-2126
Ron Shimizu, Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention, (416) 979-3534 ext. 2
Scott Pulvermacher, LOGical Creations Ltd. (403) 969-5647
Stephen Taylor, Steelcase Canada Ltd., (905) 944-5717
Janak Jass, North York General Hospital, (416) 756-6891
Ed Rubinstein, University Health Network, (416) 340-4800 ext. 6190
Jim Harnum, Hamilton Renewable Power Inc., (905) 546-2424 ext. 4483