You're Invited: 2012 Green Toronto Awards Ceremony April 13 & Green Living Show April 13 -15

You're Invited: 2012 Green Toronto Awards Ceremony April 13 & Green Living Show April 13 -15

This is an update to my previous blog 2012 Green Toronto Awards Nominations: Now Open Until Feb. 6 at 11:59 P.M.

Congratulations to the following finalists for the 2012 Green Toronto Awards:

  • Youth Leadership Award recognizes residents 24 years and under for their leadership in greening Toronto:
    • Natalie Rizzo
    • Martin Schmidt
    • Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
  • Local Food Award recognizes leadership in producing, managing and promoting local food:
    • Not Far From the Tree
    • Real Food for Real Kids
    • Toronto Green Community
  • Green Business Award recognizes excellence in green practices, strategies and products:
    • Organic Meadow Co-operative Inc.
    • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    • Compugen Finance Inc.
  • Community Projects Award acknowledges leadership in the greening of our communities:
    • Friends of the Rouge Watershed
    • Lotherton Pathway Community Garden and Family Tree Project
    • FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners
  • Environmental Awareness Award recognizes leadership in environmental education and awareness:
    • Fashion Takes Action
    • Ocean Wise
    • The Clean Train Coalition
  • Energy Conservation Award recognizes leadership in energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy:
    • ecobee
    • Noel Cheeseman
    • Kraft Foods Cadbury Plant
  • Green Design Award recognizes design that reduces the environmental impact of products and buildings, including residential homes and green roofs:
    • Centre for Green Cities
    • Levitt Goodman Architects Ltd.
    • Mariclaro Canada Inc.
  • Leadership Award recognizes leadership that delivers results above and beyond the norm:
    • The YMCA of Greater Toronto
    • Chris Winter
    • Rosemarie Powell
  • Water Efficiency Award recognizes leadership in managing sustainable water resources and water conservation:
    • Blue Drinks Toronto
    • Water-on-Wheels
    • Smart Watering Systems Inc.

Each winner will receive an award and $5,000 to further their work on the environment or donate to an environmental charity, courtesy of award sponsors.

Winners will be announced at the following venue:

Green Toronto Awards Ceremony: FREE Admission

Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

On the Main Stage at the 2012 Green Living Show
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please click here for more information about the Green Toronto Awards.

See what the 2011 Green Living Show is like here:

Attendees to the Green Living Show receive FREE admission by recycling “acceptable” electronic waste at the Green Living Show compliments of Samsung:

  • Since 2010,  Green Living Enterprises and Samsung have diverted over 100,000 lbs of e-waste from landfill:
    • All electronics are responsibly recycled by Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) – Samsung’s official recycling partner and a provincially accredited electronic waste processor.
    • Help the environment, and help us reach our target for 2012 – enjoy FREE admission by bringing in your e-waste!”
    • Samsung encourages visitors to bring e-waste  in for recycling collection at participating Sears locations:
      • For every piece of e-waste brought in for recycling, participants will receive a free ticket to the upcoming Green Living Show in Toronto, valued at $15 each.
      • The following Sears locations will host e-waste collection drives:
        • March 10-11: Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Toronto)
        • March 17-18: Markville Shopping Centre (Markham)
        • March 24-25: Pickering Town Centre (Pickering)
        • March 31-April 1: Burlington Home Store (Burlington)
        • April 7-8: Erin Mills Town Centre (Mississauga)
  • Elementary schools get FREE admission when they participate in the Passion for E-recycling School Challenge: Find out more!
    • running March 6 – May 15, elementary schools within select Ontario school boards can register to host e-waste drop-off depots at their school.
    • The school that collects the most e-waste by weight will win a generous $10,000 technology grant for their school, donated by Samsung Electronics Canada.
    • All participating schools who register before April 10 will receive FREE tickets to attend the Green Living Show (April 13-15).
    • Please visit www.passionforerecycling.ca to register for the challenge, and for full contest details, rules and regulations and to register your school for participation.

Contact Info

Green Living Show
66 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5E 1A6
Tel: 416-360-0044 ext. 327
Toll Free: 1-866-934-0044 ext. 327
Fax: 416-642-1711
cmckenzie@green-living.ca

Thank you for helping to lead the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

March 9, 2012

2012 Green Toronto Award finalists announced

The City of Toronto and Green Living Enterprises are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Green Toronto Awards. The City’s environmental awards of excellence recognize the individuals, organizations and companies helping to lead the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto.

“I am delighted to see so many Toronto residents, organizations and businesses greening our city in so many innovative ways,” said Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40 Scarborough-Agincourt), Chair of the City’s Parks and Environment Committee. “We are inspired by their commitment and success.”

Each winner will receive an award and $5,000 to further their work on the environment or donate to an environmental charity, courtesy of award sponsors.

Winners will be announced at the Green Toronto Awards ceremony on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Green Living Show, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. The public is welcome to attend and there is no fee for admission.

2012 Green Toronto Award finalists

Youth Leadership – Natalie Rizzo; Martin Schmidt; Canadian Youth Climate Coalition. The Youth Leadership Award recognizes residents 24 years and under for their leadership in greening Toronto.

Local Food – Not Far From the Tree; Real Food for Real Kids; Toronto Green Community. The Local Food Award recognizes leadership in producing, managing and promoting local food.

Green Business – Organic Meadow Co-operative Inc.; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Compugen Finance Inc. The Green Business Award recognizes excellence in green practices, strategies and products.

Community Projects – Friends of the Rouge Watershed; Lotherton Pathway Community Garden and Family Tree Project; FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners. The Community Projects Award acknowledges leadership in the greening of our communities.

Environmental Awareness – Fashion Takes Action; Ocean Wise; The Clean Train Coalition. The Environmental Awareness Award recognizes leadership in environmental education and awareness.

Energy Conservation- ecobee; Noel Cheeseman; Kraft Foods Cadbury Plant. The Energy Conservation Award recognizes leadership in energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Green Design – Centre for Green Cities; Levitt Goodman Architects Ltd.; Mariclaro Canada Inc. The Green Design Award recognizes design that reduces the environmental impact of products and buildings, including residential homes and green roofs.

Leadership – The YMCA of Greater Toronto; Chris Winter; Rosemarie Powell. The Leadership Award recognizes leadership that delivers results above and beyond the norm.

Water Efficiency – Blue Drinks Toronto; Water-on-Wheels; Smart Watering Systems Inc. The Water Efficiency Award recognizes leadership in managing sustainable water resources and water conservation.

The Green Toronto Awards are proudly supported by media partners: The Toronto Star, Citytv and NOW Magazine.

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

Green Living Enterprises is a full-service, one-stop solution for green marketing, product and program development, custom publishing, and event management. Green Living Enterprises, an authentically green company, also includes Greenlivingonline.com and The Green Living Show, North America’s largest green consumer show, dedicated to easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. For more information, visit http://www.greenlivingonline.com/torontoshow.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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