The Way We Green, the City of Edmonton’s environmental strategic plan, sets out a number of challenges that must be met in order for Edmonton to live in closer balance with nature while preparing for environmental changes. Local businesses can play an integral role in transforming our environment by aligning their economic activities with environmental considerations.
Businesses are invited to outline their green business practices in each of the six topic areas. Businesses may showcase practices in one or more areas. Winners will be determined on the basis of the panel’s assessment of the aggregate reduction in environmental impacts achieved within each business. Therefore, entrants may score well even if they have not implemented green practices in all six areas. Some green initiatives may cross over from one category to the next and these benefits can also be documented.
All submissions by challenge participants will be reviewed and compared with the practices of peers in each business size category. Please provide as much detail as required in order to support your entry. You may include quantitative energy savings (numbers) if these are available.
We are looking for businesses that have excelled at implementing new ideas. Tell us how you have reduced environmental impacts through the use of new and more effective processes, products, services or technologies.
Submissions are being accepted until 4pm MDT on Friday, September 26, 2014.
If you would prefer to reflect further on your questions before submitting online, you can copy the questions from here.