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2005 Winners

Since 2000, the FCM Sustainable Community Awards have celebrated the achievements of municipal leaders who are not only putting green ideas into practice, but reaping the benefits.

This year FCM recognized 14 outstanding winners in seven categories. As the order of government that is closest to Canadian citizens, municipalities are integral in helping meet commitments for significant and long-term change. They are providing real solutions and leading the way on the road to sustainability.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2005 FCM Sustainability Community Awards — the large and small, urban and rural communities across Canada that are working toward a more sustainable future.

2005 Winners

  • 2005 Buildings - Co-winner 1

    2005 Buildings - Co-winner 1

    Built to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver rating, the Canmore Civic Centre houses all town hall administration staff, a local museum and meeting areas for community groups. 
  • 2005 Buildings - Co-winner 2

    2005 Buildings - Co-winner 2

    Centre Premier Tech is unique not only in terms of the range of advanced and newly applied technologies it uses, but also in the way it garnered the support of residents and the business community.
  • 2005 Buildings - Co-winner 3

    2005 Buildings - Co-winner 3

    The Green Buildings Program will help streamline green building design in the GVRD by providing technical education and research to the building industry.
  • 2005 Energy - Co-winner 1

    2005 Energy - Co-winner 1

    From its recycled timber posts and beams and strawbale walls, to its passive solar and geothermal heating system, the Craik Sustainable Living Project (CSLP) Eco-Centre is a model of sustainability.
  • 2005 Energy - Co-winner 2

    2005 Energy - Co-winner 2

    Revelstoke's community energy system (CES) incinerates wood waste from the local forestry industry to produce energy, while eliminating many of the common air pollutants associated with burning wood waste by other methods.
  • 2005 Energy - Co-winner 3

    2005 Energy - Co-winner 3

    After reviewing off-the-shelf products, the Regional Municipality of York (York Region) decided to create its own unique in-house software tool to measure the energy and environmental performance of its municipal operations.
  • 2005 Planning - Co-winner 1

    2005 Planning - Co-winner 1

    More than 20 organizations first developed the Carbon Dioxide Reduction Edmonton (CO2RE) emission reduction strategy in 2000.
  • 2005 Planning - Co-winner 2

    2005 Planning - Co-winner 2

    Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) partnered with all orders of government and the private sector to develop Climate SMART, a fully integrated planning approach that addresses the impacts of climate change.
  • 2005 Planning - Co-winner 3

    2005 Planning - Co-winner 3

    Whistler 2020 is the community's long-range strategic plan. Using the scientific principles of The Natural Step framework as its base, the plan addresses 16 strategy areas, including economics, residential affordability and the natural and built environment.
  • 2005 Community Engagement

    2005 Community Engagement

    For a decade, Saskatoon's Pleasant Hill community had been in decline, losing jobs and affordable housing.
  • 2005 Transportation

    2005 Transportation

    TransLink's universal pass program serves 60,000 students at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) and was designed to increase transit ridership and build a transit culture over the long term. 
  • 2005 Waste - Co-winner 1

    2005 Waste - Co-winner 1

    The SWMMP is a long-range plan that will extend the lifespan of Hamilton's landfill by diverting 65 per cent of waste by 2008.
  • 2005 Waste - Co-winner 2

    2005 Waste - Co-winner 2

    Supported by five municipal partners, the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) expanded the area's existing landfill site to include facilities for hazardous waste, recycling, organics and construction and demolition waste.
  • 2005 Water

    2005 Water

    The Halifax Regional Water Commission (HRWC) took a whole new approach to reducing leakage in its water distribution systems.
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