Durham Environmental Advisory Committee

Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC)

2017 Environmental Achievement Award Recipients

The award recipients for the 2016 Environmental Achievement Awards are:

George A. Scott Stewardship Award:

David Hogg for his commitment to maintaining local greenspaces through the Ajax "Adopt a Park" Program.

Dr. J. Murray Speirs Restoration Award:

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Ontario Office for their restoration work at three Provincially Significant Wetlands in Durham Region.

Irene Kock Education/Communication Award:

Shadyway Farms for hosting "Crop Technology Day" to encourage others to adopt innovative and environmentally conscious farm practices.

Eric Krause Innovative Plans/Policies/Initiatives Award:

Port Grandby Natural Reserve Proposal for its "ecology-first" vision for the restoration of a former low-level radioactive waste site.

Town of Ajax for establishing various initiatives to reduce the Town’s carbon footprint through the promotion and adoption of active and sustainable transportation practices.

Jessica Markland Partnership Award:

Habitat for Humanity Durham for their leadership in the planning and delivery of "Reuse Days", diverting reusable materials from landfill.

Evylin Stroud Lifetime Achievement Award:

Carolyn Gray for introducing and maintaining a composting program (for over ten years) at Durham Alternative Secondary School.