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Ontario Accepting Applications for Environmental Excellence Award

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Ontario Accepting Applications for Environmental Excellence Award

2015 Award Will Highlight Innovative Efforts to Fight Climate Change

Ontario is calling on climate change action champions to apply for the 2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence.

This award recognizes outstanding contributions by Ontarians who fight climate change by:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improving air quality
  • Making communities more resilient to climate change
  • Showcasing proven ways to fight climate change

Across the Americas, subnational regions including Ontario are leading the way on climate change policy. On July 9, 2015, Ontario and 22 other states and regions signed the first-ever Pan-American action statement on climate change in Toronto. The statement includescommitments to support carbon pricing, ensure public reporting, take action in key sectors, and meet existing greenhouse gas reduction agreements.

Fighting climate change and protecting air quality is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic and innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan

Quick Facts

  • Applications will be accepted until Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
  • Since 2011, there have been 21 award winners and 19 honourable mentions.

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Glen R. Murray

“This award honours local, innovative heroes and champions who take bold action to fight climate change in their communities. Their work helps keep our air, land, and water clean, and ensures Ontario's prosperity and quality of life for today and for future generations.”

Glen R. Murray

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

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