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2009 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 is very pleased to recognize nine outstanding winners in eight categories. Four of this year's winners received financial support for their winning projects from FCM's Green Municipal Fund, and six are members of the Partners for Climate Protection program. 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 2009 FCM Sustainability Community Awards - the large and small, urban and rural communities across Canada that are working toward a more sustainable future.

2009 Winners

  • 2009 Brownfields

    2009 Brownfields

    The Dockside Green development has served as a demonstration model for many innovative measures and has influenced Victoria's future land-use policies.
  • 2009 Buildings

    2009 Buildings

    The City of Toronto used the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) and the Better Buildings Partnership - New Construction program (BBP-NC) as a two-pronged approach to encourage sustainable building design and address several of the city's environmental challenges.
  • 2009 Energy

    2009 Energy

    The Township of South Stormont, encouraged and assisted by a small, dedicated group of volunteers, organized the Kilowatt Countdown Challenge, which offers 200 energy-saving tips to residents as a motivational tool to reduce electricity consumption.
  • 2009 Planning

    2009 Planning

    The ISO 14001 standard represents the strongest possible commitment to environmental management, and few municipalities in the world have applied it as broadly to their operations as the City of Edmonton.
  • 2009 Residential Development – Co-winner 1

    2009 Residential Development – Co-winner 1

    In preparation for the 2010 Olympics, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) built a temporary athletes' village which will be converted into a sustainable, compact, pedestrian-oriented community after the Olympics.
  • 2009 Residential Development – Co-winner 2

    2009 Residential Development – Co-winner 2

    The City of Langford designed the Affordable Housing, Parks and Amenity Contribution (AHPAC) Policy to increase the availability of affordable housing, improve ecological health and enhance public amenities in the community.
  • 2009 Transportation

    2009 Transportation

    On June 2, 2008, the Town of Banff became the first Canadian municipality to operate a public transit fleet composed only of diesel-electric hybrid buses.
  • 2009 Waste

    2009 Waste

    Since 1998, the youth organization Groupe Solidarité Jeunesse and the City of Victoriaville have organized an annual environmental awareness campaign to raise funds for humanitarian missions.
  • 2009 Water

    2009 Water

    The Well Aware program supports and encourages well stewardship among private well owners. Spearheaded by Green Communities Canada (GCC) and its non-profit member organizations, the program partners with municipal governments and groups in communities across Ontario.
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