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2013 Winners

Since 2000, best practices in sustainable community development have been celebrated each year with the FCM Sustainable Community Awards. The Awards are open to all municipal governments and their private-sector partners.

FCM's Green Municipal Fund is the primary sponsor of the Awards. Awards are presented in six categories. The Awards were announced at a reception and awards ceremony during FCM's Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show (SCC) in Windsor, ON.

2013 Winners

  • 2013 Brownfields Plans

    2013 Brownfields Plans

    The City of Greater Sudbury aims to stimulate brownfield redevelopment with its first brownfield strategy and community improvement plan, Reclaiming Our Urban Places.
  • 2013 Brownfields Projects

    2013 Brownfields Projects

    The City of Kingston planted hybrid poplars in the former landfill site of Belle Park to reduce leachate seepage into the river.
  • 2013 Energy Plans

    2013 Energy Plans

    The City of Kelowna developed a Community Climate Action Plan and a Corporate Energy and GHG Emissions Plan to reduce GHG emissions below 2007 levels.
  • 2013 Energy Projects - Co-winner 1

    2013 Energy Projects - Co-winner 1

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) has committed to being carbon-neutral by 2012 under BC's Climate Action Charter.
  • 2013 Energy Projects - Co-winner 2

    2013 Energy Projects - Co-winner 2

    The City of Summerside set up a 12-megawatt wind farm in 2009.
  • 2013 Neighbourhood Development Category

    2013 Neighbourhood Development Category

    The Town of Qualicum Beach engaged the community to create a comprehensive sustainability plan to establish a vision for Qualicum Beach in 2050.
  • 2013 Transportation Category - Co-winner 1

    2013 Transportation Category - Co-winner 1

    The City of Red Deer is pilot-testing a 20-kilometre network of bike lanes on its city streets.
  • 2013 Transportation Category - Co-winner 2

    2013 Transportation Category - Co-winner 2

    Every day, more than 25,000 people use the Victoria Park terminal to make their bus or subway connections.
  • 2013 Waste Category - Co-winner 1

    2013 Waste Category - Co-winner 1

    The Town of Vegreville has found a way to deliver cost-effective, residential composting services to its small community.
  • 2013 Waste Category - Co-winner 2

    2013 Waste Category - Co-winner 2

    Following a 2008 compost study, the City of Yellowknife partnered with the non-profit organization Ecology North to conduct a centralized composting pilot project (CCPP).
  • 2013 Water Category - Co-winner 1

    2013 Water Category - Co-winner 1

    The City of Yorkton has built an advanced water filtration plant that incorporates an innovative system to treat backwash (water used for cleaning filters).
  • 2013 Water Category - Co-winner 2

    2013 Water Category - Co-winner 2

    The City of Waterloo has developed a new sports facility with a rainwater system that uses runoff from two playing fields with artificial turf to irrigate four fields with natural turf.
Page Updated: 05/11/2013