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2001 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 14 outstanding winners in seven 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 2001 FCM Sustainability Community Awards — the large and small, urban and rural communities across Canada that are working toward a more sustainable future.

2001 Winners

  • 2001 Building — Co-winner 1

    2001 Building — Co-winner 1

    The City of St. John's retrofit project is paying for itself with financial savings generated by energy-efficiency improvements to municipal buildings.
  • 2001 Building — Co-winner 2

    2001 Building — Co-winner 2

    The economic and environmental benefits achieved through the City of Toronto's Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) program have exceeded all expectations.
  • 2001 Energy — Co-winner 1

    2001 Energy — Co-winner 1

    The Ride the Wind! project has transformed the City of Calgary's C-Train into the first wind-powered public transit system since the days of sail.
  • 2001 Energy — Co-winner 2

    2001 Energy — Co-winner 2

    By collecting and utilizing the gas emitted from its municipal landfill site, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo has transformed a potent greenhouse gas into a source of renewable energy.
  • 2001 Planning — Co-winner 1

    2001 Planning — Co-winner 1

    The Town of Beausejour has solved its problem with metallic water main breaks by using a procedure that many waterworks industry experts have dismissed as a "black art."
  • 2001 Planning — Co-winner 2

    2001 Planning — Co-winner 2

    The City of Guelph's continuous improvement approach to environmental sustainability, established in the city's 1994 Green Plan, is demonstrating tangible results.
  • 2001 Planning — Co-winner 3

    2001 Planning — Co-winner 3

    The City of Red Deer and its citizens are working together in conjunction with the development industry to ensure a well-defined mix of housing and green space in the area.
  • 2001 Planning — Co-winner 4

    2001 Planning — Co-winner 4

    The City of Richmond hopes its new environmental purchasing policy will go a step beyond encouraging city workers to occasionally purchase environmentally friendly products: the city's goal is to expand markets for such products.
  • 2001 Transportation

    2001 Transportation

    The Regional Municipality of Waterloo's new regional transit system provides a seamless network and fare structure across three cities, including specialized transit service to three rural communities.
  • 2001 Waste

    2001 Waste

    Zero Waste 2005 is the Town of Annapolis Royal's low-tech, low-cost and locally managed waste management initiative.
  • 2001 Water — Co-winner 1

    2001 Water — Co-winner 1

    By constructing its new transit garage with minimal disruption to watercourses that cut through the area, the City of Abbotsford was able to develop an otherwise unusable piece of land, avoid the cost of acquiring an alternate site, and protect the environment.
  • 2001 Water — Co-winner 2

    2001 Water — Co-winner 2

    The Quebec Urban Community (QUC) has developed the world's first dynamic real-time water management system, including a srainfall prediction system.
  • 2001 Wastewater — Co-winner 1

    2001 Wastewater — Co-winner 1

    The City of Toronto's new sewer-use bylaw aims to prevent industries from discharging toxic materials by reducing or eliminating their generation from the source.
  • 2001 Wastewater — Co-winner 2

    2001 Wastewater — Co-winner 2

    The City of Windsor has resolved serious environmental problems and improved quality of life in its community by opting out of traditional solid waste disposal methods and adopting a pioneering biosolids disposal process.
Page Updated: 21/12/2015