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2002 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 15 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 2002 FCM Sustainability Community Awards — the large and small, urban and rural communities across Canada that are working toward a more sustainable future.

2002 Winners

  • 2002 Buildings — Co-winner 1

    2002 Buildings — Co-winner 1

    Increasing utility costs and a pending deregulation of the electricity market spurred the City of Mississauga to implement its Energy Management Program (EMP).
  • 2002 Buildings — Co-winner 2

    2002 Buildings — Co-winner 2

    The City of Airdrie departed completely from conventional building methods and materials to construct its Environmental Education Centre.
  • 2002 Energy

    2002 Energy

    The Town of Sylvan Lake-one of the fastest growing communities in Canada-built a swimming pool facility that uses geothermal heat rather than conventional fuel sources for heating.
  • 2002 Planning — Co-winner 1

    2002 Planning — Co-winner 1

    The City of Calgary is putting the familiar phrase "children are our future" into action.
  • 2002 Planning — Co-winner 2

    2002 Planning — Co-winner 2

    Whistler. It's Our Nature will inspire any municipal government that wishes to encourage sustainable practices throughout the community.
  • 2002 Transportation — Co-winner 1

    2002 Transportation — Co-winner 1

    Large cities typically experience the challenge the City of Brampton faced in the mid-1990s.
  • 2002 Transportation — Co-winner 2

    2002 Transportation — Co-winner 2

    The Fuel Sense Program targeted 1,000 municipal employees who had logged the highest fuel consumption in the City of Edmonton's vehicles.
  • 2002 Transportation — Co-winner 3

    2002 Transportation — Co-winner 3

    A deceptively simple approach to transit service brought big results to the City of Mississauga.
  • 2002 Waste — Co-winner 1

    2002 Waste — Co-winner 1

    A 10-year process came to fruition in September 2001, with the opening of the City of Red Deer's new waste management facility and landfill.
  • 2002 Waste — Co-winner 2

    2002 Waste — Co-winner 2

    The Town and Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake provide an excellent example of how a community-based program can significantly reduce waste by recycling.
  • 2002 Water — Co-winner 1

    2002 Water — Co-winner 1

    Unlike other large urban centres, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo depends on local water resources for its municipal water supply.
  • 2002 Water — Co-winner 2

    2002 Water — Co-winner 2

    Water conservation devices and technology will take a community only so far in protecting its water resources.
  • 2002 Wastewater — Co-winner 1

    2002 Wastewater — Co-winner 1

    As early as 1996, the Town of Roblin identified a need to manage excess effluent flow in its wastewater to alleviate overloading of irrigated lands with water and chemicals.
  • 2002 Wastewater — Co-winner 2

    2002 Wastewater — Co-winner 2

    A tributary of the Colquitz River, the Upper Blenkinsop Creek had been severely degraded by agriculture and urban development over the last century.
  • 2002 Wastewater — Co-winner 3

    2002 Wastewater — Co-winner 3

    Although many municipal governments use computerized data acquisition and control (CDAC) systems in wastewater collection and treatment systems, the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) has adopted the technology for a new use.
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