Top Sustainability Projects Across Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit 7.0 Toronto

Sep 21st, 2017 11:57 AM

Toronto, September 21, 2017 - The release of the 2018 “Canada’s Clean50 Top Projects” list celebrates 20 sustainability oriented projects completed by groups ranging from large corporations and municipalities, to university students and individuals from across Canada.

Representatives of the winning projects will join with the 2018 Clean50 individual leaders and emerging leaders (announced yesterday) and 30 Clean50 Alumni in Toronto at the Clean50 Summit 7.0 on Thursday September 28th. Together with their peers, they will tackle sustainability problems facing Canada, some will give short presentations about their Project.

This year’s Project winners were drawn from a robust list of nominees and include endeavours as varied as building highly productive portable farms in milk crates deployed across vacant lots in Toronto, the combined efforts of a church, a charity and a builder to create net-zero energy affordable town homes in Edmonton, and the partnership in Quebec between a Resolute pulp and paper mill and a community that is now turning CO2 and the mill’s waste heat into millions of cucumbers at an adjacent greenhouse.

Other awardees include a community in BC that sold individual solar panels to community members in a shared “solar garden” where the energy produced by their panel reduced their energy bill at their home, often blocks away; Queens and York university students for innovative solar projects; a Campbell Company project that eliminated 1,000 tonnes of food waste; creation in Ontario of the most efficient insect farm in the world, and in BC the development of a platform and “app” that ensures that food waste gets diverted into the hands of food banks instead of landfill.

In all, the selected projects represent 20 different ways in which Canadians are demonstrating leadership and working to enhance our overall sustainability. Each was selected for their positive impact, innovation, and their ability to inspire other Canadians to attempt similar projects. Each is described in some detail by author/writer Tabatha Southey at the Clean50 website.


The Clean50 Summit will convene at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club island location on September 28th from 11:00 am to 9:30 PM. Media who wish to attend the Summit must RSVP to due to the event location Photo ops will commence at 5:30 PM, the awards ceremony and dinner begins at 6:30.

For more information or to schedule an interview contact Gavin Pitchford, 416-564-8627.

About the Clean50: Founded in 2011 by Gavin Pitchford and Delta Management Group, the leading sustainability, CSR and clean tech search firm in Canada, Canada’s Clean50 Awards and Clean50 Summit provides a means of bringing together thought leaders and environmental experts to tackle sustainability problems, and to recognize and promote their accomplishments in the hopes of inspiring action by others. This is the seventh iteration of the awards, and they are considered the leading individual award for environmental and sustainability focused achievement in Canada.