Saanich celebrates 20 years of Environmental Awards: Nominations open March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Saanich celebrates 20 years of Environmental Awards:
Nominations open March 4, 2020

Saanich, BC – Councillor Rebecca Mersereau, chair of the Saanich Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce that nominations for the 20th Annual Saanich Environmental Awards are now being accepted.

“For twenty years the District of Saanich has celebrated individuals, organizations, and businesses in our municipality for going above and beyond in doing their part to complement Saanich’s environmental programs and policies in areas including climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, waste reduction and water management”. Reflecting on the twentieth anniversary of the awards, Councillor Mersereau noted that “Saanich’s long tradition of recognizing the outstanding contributions to our community is an important part of celebrating success, inspiring future generations and acknowledging that together, we can do more.”

2020 nominations will be considered in the following categories:

  • Individual Citizen
  • Volunteer Organization
  • Business
  • Youth
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Long-Term Environmental Achievement
  • Sustainability

20 years of environmental stewardship

First held in 2000, the inaugural awards were recognized by the Victoria Foundation as part of the Millennium celebrations. Over the past twenty years Saanich has honoured recipients for their efforts in environmental stewardship and leadership, recognizing local efforts in environmental conservation and sustainability. To date, 150 winners have been involved in projects such as invasive species removal, the development of sustainable food systems, environmental education and awareness, native plant propagation, waste reduction and conservation on private property. Business awards have been given initiatives such as sustainable developments, natural areas protection and energy efficiency programs.

Deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2020. The 2020 Saanich Environmental Awards will be presented at the June 1, 2020 Council meeting in the Saanich Council Chambers. 

Learn more

The nomination form and information about past recipients are available at 


Media contact:
Adriane Pollard
Manager of Environmental Services