The Ecostar Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership on Vancouver Island. The awards are presented to island based businesses, non-profits, academia, governments and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability. 

In light of recent global events, we have made the tough decision to postpone the 2020 Ecostar Awards Gala. We will not be hosting an in person or virtual event this year, but will look to revisit the Awards Gala in 2021. With economies reopening, now is the time to strengthen the network of green businesses and look for ways we can become more resilient through environmental practices, operational cost saving and innovation. If you are looking for ways to green your business check out the Vancouver Island Green Business Collective online. 

We look forward to learning about your new sustainable initiatives in 2021!

The Physical Awards

Inspired by Project Zero we decided last year to make the Ecostar Awards using 100% waste materials. We wanted to showcase what is possible when we shift towards a circular economy and begin to identify waste materials as a resource.  


For a second year we will be partnering with ChopValue and Travtron 3D Printing to create our awards.


2021 Awards Gala

We are not quite sure what the 2021 Awards Gala is going to look like, but we do know we are eager to celebrate sustainability efforts on Vancouver Island! Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates.

Synergy Sustainability Institute

Synergy Sustainability Institute is a registered non-profit society, focused on facilitating the shift towards a green economy through programs and idea incubation.


Our core programs include the Vancouver Island Green Business Collective (125 businesses), The Ecostar Awards, the Food Eco District, and our newest program Project Zero


We are a collaborative, do-er organization, focused on outcomes and mobilizing knowledge into action. 


Mission: To Catalyze the Green Economy on Vancouver Island


“We take big ideas and turn them into real stuff”

Synergy Sustainability Institute 
300-569 Johnson Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1M2

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