Partners in Project Green is proud to celebrate the achievements of our community members and emerging leaders.

We are now accepting nominations for two new awards: the Green Business Excellence Award and the Youth Environment Awards. Awards will be presented at the conference on November 29, and recipients will be recognized in a special feature on the Partners in Project Green website.

The Selection Committee

Michael Cleland
Michael Cleland
City of Mississauga
Dennis Cutajar
Dennis Cutajar
City of Vaughan
Chun Liang
Chun Liang
City of Brampton
Learie Miller
Learie Miller
Region of Peel
Matthew Premru
Matthew Premru
City of Toronto


Green Business Excellence Award

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This award recognizes a business that exhibits creativity, environmental stewardship, innovation, collaboration and/or leadership in transitioning to the clean economy. Nominations are open to members of the business community within the Greater Toronto Area.

Submissions are now closed.

Partners in Project Green’s selection committee will review all nominations. The committee’s decision will be based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership

The selection process will be completed by mid-November, at which time the winner will be notified.


Youth Environment Awards
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These awards will be presented to one undergraduate and one graduate student from a university or college in the Greater Toronto Area. The winners will receive $500 each. WE WELCOME SELF-NOMINATIONS FOR THESE AWARDS

Submissions are now closed.


  • Applicants for both awards must be 30 years of age or younger
  • Applicants for both awards must be must be students (undergraduate and graduate level) currently enrolled in a college or university in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Applicants for both awards must have an interest in pursuing a future career in an environmental or sustainability-related sector

Partners in Project Green’s selection committee will review all nominations. The selection committee will take in to consideration use of language and grammar when assessing the submissions. Point-form responses will not be reviewed.

Decisions will be made by mid-November, at which time the winners will be notified.

In addition to receiving recognition at our November 29 conference and awards celebration, winners of the Youth Environmental Awards will have the opportunity meet with a senior environmental practitioner from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

To be considered for this award, the nominee must prepare a written statement (250 to 500 words) that addresses the theme outlined below. The nominator will be asked to upload a copy of this statement when completing the nomination form.

Nominee’s Statement
The global climate is changing, and will continue to change in ways that affect the planning and day to day operations of businesses, government agencies and other organizations. Please describe, in 250 to 500 words, some of the key ideas or projects you would recommend to a municipality or business seeking help to combat the effects of climate change.

Your recommendations should relate to one or more of the following areas:

  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Water Stewardship
  • Waste Management

All submissions must be specific to one of the following industries:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Real Estate and Property Management
  • Hospitality
  • Aerospace
  • Public Administration
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics
  • Energy Conservation and Generation
  • Financial and Insurance
  • Clean Technology