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2006 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 ten outstanding winners in eight 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 2006 FCM Sustainability Community Awards — the large and small, urban and rural communities across Canada that are working toward a more sustainable future.

2006 Winners

  • 2006 Buildings

    2006 Buildings

    Waterloo has constructed the first building in Ontario to attain a Gold rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
  • 2006 Energy

    2006 Energy

    Calgary has set its sights on reducing its corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2012 and, based on its track record, the City is on its way to meeting that goal.
  • 2006 Energy - Co-winner 2

    2006 Energy - Co-winner 2

    The solar rays that fall on Alberta every day equal the energy from all fossil fuels extracted each year in the province.
  • 2006 Planning

    2006 Planning

    Stemming from an impressive community engagement process that brought together more than 70 organizations in partnership with the City, Montréal has identified two dozen projects to tackle in the first year of its five-year sustainability plan.
  • 2006 Planning - Co-winner 2

    2006 Planning - Co-winner 2

    Declines in the forestry and fishing industries prompted Ucluelet to turn to tourism to sustain its economy.
  • 2006 Residential Development

    2006 Residential Development

    The 250-hectare neighbourhood of East Clayton in Surrey was designated as "urban" in 1996, setting the stage for an unprecedplan to increase residential density, promote social cohesion and maximize afford-ability and walkability.
  • 2006 Transportation

    2006 Transportation

    Once this 32-hectare site is fully developed in 2009, Southeast False Creek (SEFC) will include a multitude of sustainable transportation features for its 14,000 new residents.
  • 2006 Waste

    2006 Waste

    Before 2000, Toronto diverted 28 percent of its residential waste, with limited curbside collection programs. In only five years, the City of Toronto's integrated waste reduction plan has doubled waste diversion rates to 56 percent.
  • 2006 Water

    2006 Water

    Chelsea sits atop the Precambrian Shield of Gatineau Park. This not only prevents the municipality from developing a water or sewage system, it also means that residents must rely exclusively on groundwater for drinking water.
  • 2006 Wastewater

    2006 Wastewater

    Rather than draw 15 million litres of fresh water per day from the North Saskatchewan River for its refinery processes, Petro-Canada and the City of Edmonton developed an innovative partnership to reuse wastewater effluent.
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