FCM’s 2020 Sustainable Communities Awards call for nominations opened today to Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. Since 2001, the awards have celebrated the most innovative local sustainability projects that have helped to build better lives for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. In 2020, the awards will be granted in nine categories: GMF 20th Anniversary Visionary Award, asset management, brownfield, climate change, energy, neighbourhoods, transportation, waste and water.
FCM honours those sustainability projects that demonstrate environmental responsibility and excellence, and take an integrated approach to yielding social and economic benefits for their communities. The winning projects leverage current and advanced technologies as well as best practices in the area of environmental and sustainability, and can be replicated and scaled up across Canada to achieve national quality-of-life, sustainability and climate goals.
Award winners receive local and national recognition and promotion for their initiatives, and the opportunity to present at FCM’s Sustainable Communities Conference on October 20-22, 2020, in St. John’s, NL.