Edmonton Small Business Grows Green
October 19, 2012
You’re having lunch in your office and decide you need some greens for your salad. If you're like most people, you'd have to go to the store to buy what you need. But if you work at Manasc Isaac Architects, you can go to the rooftop garden and pick fresh vegetables.
The firm is 1 of 7 winners of the City of Edmonton’s Small Business Eco Challenge.
The challenge encourages small businesses to take steps to reduce their environmental impact in any or all of the 6 The Way We Green challenge areas: energy and climate change, food resiliency, solid waste reduction, land conservation, water protection and air quality.
Small businesses that entered the challenge had many unique ways of reducing their environmental footprints, from lunch room vericomposting to Smart Cars for staff use to an intranet page where staff could buy, sell or trade useful items.
Winners receive cash prizes and framed certificates while creating ongoing environmental benefits and taking pride in being a Small Business Eco Winner.
“Small business is a vital and vibrant contributor to Edmonton's strong economy,” says Councillor Amarjeet Sohi who presented the awards. “By reducing their environmental impact these businesses are demonstrating their innovation and leading by example. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Small Business Eco Challenge.”
Nomination could be submitted in the small business categories of 1-10 employees, 11-50 employees and 51-100 employees.
Prizes were presented October 19, 2012.
For a complete list of the winners and their environmental actions, please visit www.edmonton.ca/ecochallenge.
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