The projects that make a difference

The Clean50 Top Projects annually recognize those projects completed in the prior two years based on their innovation, their ability to inform, and inspire other Canadians. The Top Project of the year is then selected each year at the Clean50 Summit, from votes cast by both incoming and Alumni members of the Clean50.


Calstone: The Rainwater Harvesting Pond Project

This describes a vision of an oasis between two industrial buildings that grew out of needing to showcase water and provide an outdoor space for employees and neighbours to enjoy. It was a mission and the end result…


CivicAction: Race to Reduce

Summary CivicAction’s Race to Reduce has mobilized the commercial office sector to reduce energy use and carbon emissions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), while saving millions of dollars in costs. One of the largest regional…


Minto Communities: Minto’s Path to Zero Energy

Minto continues to build on its rich history of innovation in new home and community design with five Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) currently underway in its Arcadia community in Ottawa, Ontario. With an ultimate goal of Net…


Sustainable Canada Dialogues

Summary Sustainable Canada Dialogues, a collaboration among more than 60+ researchers from 10 provinces representing climate change expertise across a wide range of disciplines, from engineering to sociology, biology to business, resulted in the scholarly consensus “Acting on…


TerraCycle Inc.: Cigarette Butt Recycling

Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with nearly 1 trillion pounds of cigarette waste flooding the globe annually, leaching toxins into the groundwater, lakes and oceans. TerraCycle’s mandate is to recycle the “non-recyclable” and…