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

The Ecostar Awards respectfully acknowledges that our event is hosted on the traditional, unceded territories of the Lekwungen peoples. Today, we recognize this land is of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.​​

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