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.
2021 Winner: Whistler Community Services Society
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, supporting a range of social programs and services 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.