Ontario is recognizing the outstanding efforts of local champions doing their part to protect the environment and helping Ontario achieve its commitment to transition to a zero-waste, low-carbon and growing economy.
Each year, the Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence recognizes individuals, advocacy groups, companies, municipalities and post-secondary institutions in outstanding work and innovation in environmental protection.
Recipients of the 2016 award are taking action to reduce pollution, fight climate change and protect Ontario’s environment for generations to come by:
These efforts support the province’s move toward a circular economy, which reuses and recycles valuable materials destined for landfills, protecting the environment while creating new jobs and investment opportunities.
The work of these organizations and individuals also supports the government’s own actions to combat climate change, including putting a cap on pollution and investing all proceeds from the province’s carbon market into programs like energy efficient home retrofits, electric vehicle incentives and new cycling infrastructure to help families, communities and businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Protecting our environment and fighting climate change is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
Congratulations to Misters Dharma MEETUND and Raju PENUMATCHA who ensure the development of Batterie Plus Technology in North America and INDIA!
” We are celebrating the efforts of groups and invididuals who are working hard to protect our environment and fight climate change. I hope the work of these local environmental champions will inspire many others to become innovators and help protect Ontario’s environment for many generations to come.”
– Glen Murray
Minister of Environment and Climate Change