2014 - Manufacturing & Transportation

Manufacturing & Transportation

STEWART, Derek

Derek Stewart

Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Coast Mountain Bus Company

As Manager, Environmental Sustainability at Coast Mountain Bus Company, Derek Stewart championed an anti-idling campaign for Vancouver’s transit bus fleet. In 2012 alone, the campaign helped to cut idling by 36%, reducing GHG emissions by 1,700 tonnes and saving more than 600,000 litres of diesel fuel. Other environmental programs in 2012 have resulted in electrical savings of 1 GWh, natural gas savings of 5000 GJ, and a waste diversion ratio of more than 72%. Derek’s role includes generating and recognizing good ideas, taking personal initiative to get them off the ground, and gaining support among various stakeholders.