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June 24, 2011
B.C. public sector green leadership recognised
As spring turns to summer, working in B.C. continues to get greener.
Recently, both the BC Public Service and Interior Health Authority were recognised on the national stage, receiving top marks for their commitments to providing workplaces with stellar leadership on climate action and environmental stewardship.
BC Public Service - Canada's Greenest Employers
Canada's Greenest Employer recognition is given to employers that lead the nation in incorporating environmental values into their corporate culture. This is the third year in a row that the B.C. Public Service has earned this distinction.
First launched in 2007, Canada's Greenest Employers competition is organised by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project in partnership with the Globe and Mail.
The BC Public Service was recognised for, among other things, its legal commitment to become a carbon neutral public sector by 2010; emissions reduction goals; employee volunteerism on Green Teams; LEED Gold commitments on new buildings; upgrading fleet vehicles to lower-carbon models; demonstrating leadership in employee behaviour change on climate action; developing and sharing an emissions calculator and reporting system for recording operational emissions inventories.
Interior Health - Energy & Environmental Stewardship Award
Original Article available from Vernon Central: http://www.vernoncentral.ca/talk-back/local-city-gossiprumors/1082-interior-health-wins-2011-award.
On June 8, Interior Health was named the recipient of the 2011 Energy & Environmental Stewardship Award from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).
This award recognises a progressive health care organisation that has implemented programs that demonstrate environmental responsibility through the reduction of energy usage, the preservation of natural resources and effective waste diversion solutions.
“Interior Health is a great example of an agency taking action now to prepare for a changing climate and its impacts,” said Minister of Health Michael de Jong. “I congratulate Interior Health on their foresight and accomplishments on this front.”
Founded in 1970, the Canadian College of Health Leaders is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to developing, promoting, advancing and recognising excellence in health leadership.
The CCHL award includes a $2,000 cash prize. The Interior Health Green Team has chosen to donate the cash prize to the The Fresh Outlook Foundation.
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