Efforts to protect our environment honoured

The winners of the City of Kelowna Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Awards, brought to you by FortisBC, were presented Wednesday at a ceremony held in the ballroom of the UBC Okanagan campus.

“This year, we celebrated our resident’s environmental stewardship at a casual wine and cheese award presentation ceremony,” said event coordinator Linda Abbott-Simons.

“It was great to see community members, local businesses and members of city council get together to recognize the great work that Kelowna residents are doing to protect our environment.”

The title sponsor, FortisBC, has been a strong supporter of the communities it serves and has partnered with the city of  for a number of local environmental events and initiatives.

“It is important to celebrate organizations and individuals taking a leadership role in our community when it comes to sustainability and the environment,” said Carol Suhan, PowerSense service manager.

“The diversity of the award winners shows that anyone can have a meaningful impact and that we all have a responsibility when it comes to our how we treat the area around us.”

The 2011 award winners in five categories are:

Most Dedicated Group—Salvation Army Thrift Stores

Most Dedicated Individual—Dr. Cigdem Eskiciogiu

Most Friendly School—École KLO Middle School

Most Innovative Business Initiative—Sysco Kelowna

Most Sustainable Development—Philip MacDonald Architect Inc.

For more information about the awards and a list of last year’s winners, visit Education and Events at


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