AWARDS

Check out our 20 award categories from the 2019 Ecostar Awards. In 2021 we will be using a similar list of award categories.

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CLIMATE ACTION

Recognizes an organization that is working to measure, mitigate, and offset greenhouse gas

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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Honours an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the environmental movement and sparked change throughout Vancouver Island

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ECOLOGICAL STEWARDSHIP

(BUSINESS)

Commends a business who is actively working to restore or protect natural ecosystems

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ECOLOGICAL STEWARDSHIP

(NON-PROFIT)

Commends an organization who is actively working to restore or protect natural ecosystems

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ECOPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Celebrates the work of an individual who has started an impactful eco-venture that has been in operation for 3 or more years

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

(Individual)

Acknowledges and celebrates an individual who has made an impactful contribution in teaching youth about sustainability, the environment, climate change, or other related topics

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP 

(organaization)

Acknowledges and celebrates an organization who has made an impactful contribution in teaching youth about sustainability, the environment, climate change, or other related topics

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EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM

Celebrates an organization that is setting an example in eco and experiential tourism

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GREENEST LODGING

Recognizes a lodging business that demonstrates actions to reduce waste, energy consumption, water usage, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

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GREENEST OFFICE

Honours an office-based organization with impressive environmental practices and policies

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GREENEST RESTAURANT

Celebrates a restaurant that demonstrates actions to reduce waste, energy, water consumption, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions

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GREENEST RETAILER

Honours a progressive retail business which has reduced environmental impact in both operations and products sold

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Inspirational new venture

Celebrates an inspiring new venture that has demonstrated its potential to create widespread positive change, organization has been operation for less than 3 years

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LEADERSHIP IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Recognizes a business or project within the construction industry showcasing environmental leadership and innovation

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LOCAL FOOD

Commends an organization that is focused on producing or retailing Vancouver Island products, thereby increasing access to local food and beverage options

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Manufacturing excellence

Honours a Vancouver Island based manufacturer who is addressing environmental issues in their production line, operations, or products

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Maritime excellence

Recognizes an organization that is demonstrating environmental leadership in the marine sector

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SOCIAL IMPACT

Celebrates an organization that has made significant impact on addressing social needs

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TEchnology excellence

Honours an organization using technological innovation in the areas of operations, product and service offerings, or community engagement to address environmental or social issues

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Waste to resource

Celebrates an organization that has diverted waste from the landfill by turning waste into value-added material for new products

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Water stewardship

Celebrates an organization that has made a dedicated effort to conserve and protect water resources through efficient water use, storm water management, and clean water efforts