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. 

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.


2019 Awards Gala

The Ecostar Awards Gala is a night to celebrate sustainability on Vancouver Island!

This year marks the 5th anniversary of Synergy Sustainability Institute hosting the Ecostar Awards! The 2019  Awards Gala will be held in Victoria at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort on the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6-10pm.  

There are 21 awards to be won in a range of categories. These awards are given to local champions of initiatives, projects and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and ecology both prosper.



  • 6:00 pm - Reception                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • 6:45 - 7:15 pm - Project Zero Incubator Pitches - The 6 incubator ventures will have the opportunity to briefly share about their new business ideas

  • 7:45 - 9:30 pm - Award Presentation                                                                                                                                                   

  • 9:30 - 10:30 pm - Reception                                                                                                                                                                    

We acknowledge with respect that this event is taking place within the unceded territory of the Lkwungen people, represented today by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations

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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