Media Advisory: City to honour recipients of Green Toronto Awards|
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Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone will host the City of Toronto’s third annual Green Toronto Awards ceremony on May 1. The 2007 Green Toronto Awards program, which honours local environmental efforts and achievements, received 178 nominations. A panel of judges selected three organizations or individuals as the finalists in each of the 10 award categories.
The judges have chosen a winner in each category, to be announced Tuesday evening at the ceremony. The 10 winners of Green Toronto Awards will each receive $5,000 to donate to the environmental organization of their choice, contributed by the award sponsors. In addition, an internal City environmental group or program will be recognized for excellence. Special guest Molly Johnson, a popular Toronto singer, will sing two songs at the event.
Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Finalists by award category
Community Projects (sponsored by Loblaw Companies Ltd):
East Toronto Climate Action Group; smartliving St. Lawrence; Toronto Green Community
Energy Conservation (sponsored by AutoShare):
Metro Label; Riverdale Initiative for Solar Energy (RISE); University of Toronto
Environmental Awareness (sponsored by Toronto Hydro Corporation):
Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF); Carmen Miloslavich; Dr. You-Zhi Tang
Green Design (sponsored by Enbridge Gas Distribution):
Altius Architecture; Parkdale United Church; St. Gabriel’s Church
Green Roof (sponsored by the Clean Water Foundation):
Levitt Goodman Architects with Perennial Gardens Corp.; Now Magazine; Ryerson University
Health (sponsored by Genuine Health):
Carol Coiffe; Local Flavour Plus; Dr. David Pengelly
Leadership (sponsored by the Toronto Community Foundation):
Dr. David Bell; Georgie Donais; Planet in Focus
Market Transformation (sponsored by Bullfrog Power):
EnviroTower; Metro Toronto Convention Centre; Zipcar
Water Efficiency (sponsored by Toronto Water):
Scotia Plaza; South Kingsway Village; Unilever
Youth (sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group):
Chaminade College School; Earl Haig Junior Public School; Guildwood Junior Public School
Green Toronto Awards website: http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.
Nancy Ruscica, Co-ordinator, Green Toronto Awards, 416-392-2984
Rob Andrusevich, Strategic Communications, 416-397-4149