Sustainability in Action Business – Presented by Cascade Environmental Resource Group

This Whistler business has demonstrated considerable positive impact in advancing sustainability in their business, sector and the local community. It has implemented sustainability strategies and practices that protect the environment, improve individual and community wellbeing, and contribute to our vibrant economy.


An eligible candidate must have:

  • Implemented environmental, social and economic sustainability practices and/or strategies that support the success of their business and demonstrates improvement.
  • Made a considerable positive impact in progressing their business’ sustainability efforts
  • An understanding of what to do to further progress toward sustainability through future plans or 2020 objectives
  • Communicated the story and rationale of their sustainability practices/strategies to their customers 

Meet the 2022 Finalists:

Fairmont Chateau Whistler


Whistler’s original coffee shop, locally owned since 1992. We are committed to our community, craft coffee, fresh food & baking cookies the size of your face.

The Velvet Underground

Amy Rafferty is a passionate environmentalist, and founder of The Velvet Underground. She uses her business to educate, empower and promote self-expression and a more sustainable lifestyle.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 Sustainability in Action Award – Fairmont Chateau Whistler!


Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Naturally spectacular, Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort delivers an ideal setting for families, meetings and weddings alike. Combining classic elegance and a modern alpine setting, this award-winning Whistler hotel showcases exceptional dining and full resort amenities.

Previous Award Winners



The 2021 winner 


Whistler Community Services Society

The Re-Use-It thrift store opened 20 years ago as a social enterprise to fund programs that respond to the community’s social and emotional wellness needs.  It is  now an economic engine for WCSS,  while diverting over one tonne every day from landfill.


The 2020 winner 


ecologyst & café

Rene is founder of ecologyst – an outdoor clothing company producing all goods in Canada using natural fibres. 


The 2019 winner 


Sea to Sky Soils

Providing composting services to help create cleaner, greener communities. We support local food production and the beautification our communities through organic recycling and soil manufacturing.


The 2018 winner 


Sea to Sky Removal

Sea to Sky Removal is an environmentally conscious construction waste hauling company, which has also implemented innovative on-site recycling stations.


The 2017 winner 


Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE)

AWARE, established in 1989, is Whistler’s environmental charity focused on: Connecting People with Nature; Building Sustainable Community; and Safeguarding Habitat, Biodiversity and Wilderness.

Thank you to our Award Sponsor