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. 

This fall, we celebrated our sixth annual Ecostar Awards gala with an in-person event. Learn more about our outstanding 2021 winners in Douglas Magazine. We are already looking forward to next year's gala!

In light of the challenging past two years, 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.


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


Our 2021 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Ecostar Awards for their outstanding environmental achievements

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Synergy Foundation

Synergy Foundation 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 share ideas, spark innovation and activate change to steer our economy and communities towards a more regenerative future


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

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