Call for Nominations: the Town of Caledon to Recognize a Local Small Business for ‘Green’ Leadership

On October 23 at the Mayor’s Business Breakfast, the Town of Caledon will be recognizing a local business for its contribution to the environment. The Town of Caledon Green Business Award will be presented to a small business (20 or fewer employees) that has taken internal and/or external action to reduce its impact on the environment and to improve the community.

Businesses can be self or peer nominated for a variety of actions, from innovative recycling programs, to renewable energy use, to sustainable transportation initiatives. Small businesses can play a big role in protecting and enhancing Caledon’s environment, and deserve to be recognized for their efforts.

The application can be found at http://www.caledon.ca/environment and must be submitted by September 20 at 4:30 p.m. The Town strongly encourages eligible businesses to apply.

Criteria for the Green Business Award includes: the incorporation of sustainability and climate change into business organization; the sale of certified environmental products or services; concrete examples of environmental results; and community education and outreach on ‘green’ issues.

The Town of Caledon Green Business Award is a great opportunity to be recognized as a leader in front of the Caledon business community. Over 200 local business owners will be in attendance at the Mayor’s Business Breakfast for the award presentation. More information on the Mayor’s Business Breakfast can be found at http://www.caledon.ca/business.

If you have any questions about the Caledon Green Business Award please do not hesitate to contact Sara Peckford, Manager of Energy and Environment, at environment@caledon.ca.

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