City announces winners of the 2006 Green Toronto Awards |
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Nine winners were honoured tonight at Toronto City Hall as recipients of the City of Toronto’s second annual Green Toronto Awards for their outstanding achievement and contribution to the greening of Toronto. The winners were chosen from among 130 nominations received.
Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, Chair of the Roundtable on the Environment, hosted the awards presentation, and special guests CP24’s Ann Rohmer, singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer, and actress Lisa Ray entertained the crowd with their inspiring performances.
And the winners of the City’s Green Toronto Awards are:
Brahms Energy Saving Team - Community Projects (sponsored by Loblaw Companies Limited)
Tridel - Energy Conservation (sponsored by AutoShare)
EcoSchools Program - Environmental Awareness (sponsored by Toronto Hydro)
Toronto Botanical Garden - Green Design (sponsored by Roots)
Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market - Health (sponsored by ACE Bakery)
Environmental Defence - Leadership (sponsored by Toronto Community Foundation)
Bullfrog Power - Market Transformation (sponsored by Perfectly Natural)
Upper Canada College - Water Efficiency (sponsored by Toronto Water)
Jackman Avenue Public School Green Team - Youth (sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group)
Mayor David Miller in his opening remarks said, “I congratulate everyone honoured here tonight for doing their part to making Toronto clean and beautiful for all residents, businesses and visitors.”
The winners received $5,000 to donate to the environmental organization of their choice.
The City of Toronto’s 27 Awards of Excellence winners and Exhibition Place, the winner of an environmental achievement award, were also honoured tonight.
“I am pleased to support these awards once again and commend all community groups, organizations and businesses for their outstanding achievements and contributions to making Toronto a greener and healthier place to live,” added Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and Chair of the Roundtable on the Environment.
The City of Toronto’s Green Toronto Awards program is made possible with the partnership of the City of Toronto, Green Living Enterprises, and corporate and media sponsors. For more information on the award-winning projects, visit the City’s website at http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards.
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone
Chair, Roundtable on the Environment
Co-ordinator, Green Toronto Awards