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March 9, 2007
Finalists announced for the 2007 Green Toronto Awards
  
The Green Toronto Awards’ panel of judges has narrowed down 178 nominations to 30 finalists for this year’s awards. A winner in each of the 10 categories will be announced at the City’s annual Green Toronto Awards reception at City Hall on May 1.

All the finalists were selected on the basis of their outstanding achievements and contributions to making Toronto a healthy, green city. The 10 winners of Green Toronto Awards will each receive $5,000 to donate to the environmental organization of their choice.

“I’m inspired by the efforts of so many Toronto groups and individuals who are committed to making this city a greener, healthier place to live,” Mayor David Miller said after the finalists were announced this week. “The judges faced a challenging, but no doubt invigorating, task in choosing the finalists in each category. I’m looking forward to helping to announce the winners at the awards event on May 1.”

Finalists by 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): Dr. You-Zhi Tang; Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF); Carmen Miloslavich

Green Design (sponsored by Enbridge): 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; Dr. David Pengelly; Local Flavour Plus

Leadership (sponsored by the Toronto Community Foundation): Georgie Donais; Dr. David Bell; 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

In addition, the environment-related programs or projects of a City division, agency, board or commission will be recognized with an Environmental Achievement Award. The three finalists this year are Toronto Hydro Corporation’s Summer Challenge program, Toronto Water’s Operational Support, and the City’s Waste Diversion Team.

More information is available on the Green Toronto Awards website at http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 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.

Media contact:
Nancy Ruscica, Co-ordinator, Green Toronto Awards, 416-392-2984


 

 

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