Stoney Creek Environment Committee wins city award

The stewards of Stoney Creek are being recognized in 2015, the 25th year of their annual Great Salmon Send-off.

The Stoney Creek Environment Committee celebrated its 25th anniversary in May and released thousands of coho smolts into the water to bolster the local salmon population. This month, the committee has won the city’s Community Stewardship Award.

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Coun. Anne Kang, head of the City of Burnaby's environment committee, announced the six winners for the 2015 Environment Awards at the last council meeting.

“In total this year, there were 22 nominations,” Kang said.

Electronic Arts Canada Inc. won the Business Stewardship Award for measuring its greenhouse gas emissions and implementing sustainability measures. Park Avenue Towers Green Team won the Green Choices Award for waste reduction and organic waste diversion in a multi-family development.

Alpha Secondary School student Salina Kung won the Youth Award for her many environmental achievements, including her work with the Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network.

Simon Fraser University’s sustainability office and facilities services won the Communications Award for communications strategies to reduce waste. SFU Community Trust won the Planning and Development Award for environmental sustainability achievements in Phase 4 of the UniverCity master plan.

There were also three Environmental Stars announced. Luanne Bradshaw won in the category of Community Stewardship for keeping the city clean; Kyle Empringham won in the category of Communications for co-founding The Starfish Canada; and D-Wave Systems Inc. won in the category of Business Stewardship for energy savings and sustainability measures.

The City of Burnaby Environment Awards and Environmental Stars are being presented at a reception at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion on June 14.

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