Sustainability - Green Business Award

Congratulations to the 2013 winner, Groundswell Cohousing Ltd!

To promote waste reduction in the business sector, the City of Chilliwack launched a Business Waste Reduction Program in October 2006, as part of Waste Reduction Week.

(It’s easy, it’s free advertising, it may save you money, and it will help recognize you as a green business leader….)

City staff worked with the Chamber of Commerce to establish a Green Business Award, now called the Sustainability Excellence Award . This award is presented as one of the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards.

We are interested in recognizing local businesses that are leaders in environmental practices.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Let us know if you’d like to participate (and we’ll help you get started by putting you in contact with the Chamber of Commerce);
  2. Use the Audit form attached (to find your waste baseline);
  3. Show us your progress (and make your case for being the deserving applicant of the Sustainability Excellence Award!)

We encourage you to understand your recycling options fully, so you can determine if there’s a better way to operate. Show us how much you can improve over the year. The sooner you get started, the more progress you can make….

Good luck, and good diversion!

Please check out our Best Management Practices for tips on where to dispose of your business waste.

Attachments
Description Date File Size
Best Management Practices for Businesses 2009-06-08 42KB
Exploring Waste Reduction Options 2007-02-13 74KB
Green Business Award Audit Form 2007-01-30 38KB
Sustainability Guide 2010-09-20 2.25MB

2013 Sustainability Excellence Award Winner, Groundswell Cohousing Ltd.

Groundswell Cohousing Ltd. was the winner of the 2013 Sustainability Excellence Award