Powered by the generous support of
The Toronto Dominion Bank
Because of the leadership TD Bank Group has shown in making the environment “business as usual” over the past decade, Canada’s Clean50 is thrilled to have TD’s support in recognizing outstanding projects from across Canada that innovate, inform and inspire. TD’s own initiatives have included becoming the first North American-based carbon neutral bank; introducing bank branches designed to be net zero energy; establishing TD Forests, which aims to grow urban forests and green space and help protect critical forests; and issuing a $500 million green bond, the first green bond to be issued by a commercial bank in Canada.
The Clean50 Top15 Projects are selected because they are innovative, they can inform – and they can inspire Canadians to do more.
THE VOTING IS NOW OVER!
At the Clean50 Summit on September 17th, The Clean50 Honouree’s choice for Top Project of the Year was:
IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership
The People’s Choice for Top Project as voted on here was
SanEco Tec Ltd. – AVIVE™ Water Treatment Solution Pilot Project
Project Leads: Dave Mowat, Peggy Garritty, Stuart McKeller, Tim Gillespie, Kylana Rogers
Through a unique partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), ATB Financial is helping to restore and conserve Alberta wetlands through the ATB Land Legacy Fund
Project Lead: Karen Jalon
Through the GREEN AT WORK™ program, Cadillac Fairview has shown a commitment to sustainable development, and to environmental responsibility on a national level.
Project Lead: Chantale Després
Thanks to a number of successful collaborative partnerships, CN is delivering an innovative workplace program that is focused on environmental education, action and stewardship throughout the company’s North American network.
Project Lead: Tom Ewart and Barbara Turley-McIntyre
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. But they can also be today’s leaders. Sometimes they just need a little support…
Project Lead: Tasha Sutcliffe
Ecotrust Canada believes there shouldn’t be anything fishy about eating seafood. So they set out to build a series of links that connect the fish on your plate to the fish harvester who put it there.
Project Lead: Kevin Empey and Neil Clarke (Lakeridge Health) and Guillaume Lavallée (Ecosystem)
29 Energy Conservation measures result in 20% energy saving – and $1.2 million cost reduction that can fund better health care outcomes
CN, BC Hydro and Manitoba Hydro – EcoConnexions – Energy Efficiency partnership projects with BC Hydro and Manitoba Hydro.
Project Leads: Rick McFadyen, Chantale Després
Two key alliances – with BC Hydro and Manitoba Hydro– have helped CN better understand energy usage and achieve significant reductions. Underpinning the partnerships has been the creation of a strong conservation culture at CN through its EcoConnexions program, engaging CN railroaders in environmental action and stewardship.
Project Lead: Christine Rigby - and 22 others from many teams
Port Metro Vancouver’s EcoAction program offers discounted Harbour Due Rates to ocean-going vessels that implement emission reductions measures and environmental management best practices – one of the first such programs in the world.
Project Lead: Charles Poirier (TriDev corp.) Daniel Savard (Government of New Brunswick)
Win- win-win! The provincial government took a close look at how subdivisions were being built, and then built a better model!
Project Leads: Zbigniew Barwicz, Bernie Li, Chris Stern, Ryan McCalley
Over 1,000 Ontario homes with no-cost solar roofs – feeding the grid!
Project Lead: Dan Leal (CSR Eco Solutions) Tanya Bendo (Roche Canada)
It would have been easier and less expensive for Roche Canada to simply throw away all of the unwanted furniture from an office relocation, but their dedication to reducing their environmental impact, led to the decision to not take any shortcuts.
Project Lead: Jim Shubat
Losing the Chlorine: The story of how a small town and some clean tech entrepreneurs are changing the world of water
Project Leads: Darryl Gray & Nancy McGee,
Engaging the young – particularly those not exposed to a culture of environmental responsibility – is critical to filling the workplace with the right attitude towards sustainable development in 15 years time.
Project Lead: Mike Brigham (President) & Matt Zipchen (General Manager)
SolarShare is a renewable energy co-operative that builds commercial-scale solar energy projects so that its members can then invest in them. These innovative ‘Solar Bonds’ offer local and impactful investment opportunities to everyday Ontarians.
Project Leads: Lloyd Bryant (Managing Director, HP Canada) David Miller (President & CEO, WWF Canada)
Employers seeking to engage their employees often look outside the box to do so. The “Spring Things” Campaign offered 46 employers an opportunity to both engage their workforce in a variety of creative ways – and raise funds for WWF at the same time. It worked!