EcoBrooks Committee

EcoBrooks

EcoBrooks Sustainability Award

EcoBrooks (City of Brooks Environmental Advisory Committee) seeks your help in nominating a business that has made significant progress towards becoming a more sustainable operation.  

EcoBrooks wants to recognize such a business by presenting them with our Sustainability Award.  This award, presented annually in the fall, is awarded to a business that has made changes towards environmental sustainability. The selected business will be presented with a commemorative plaque and featured on the EcoBrooks social media pages.

When nominating a business for this award consider whether this business has made significant improvements or changes in 2022 that may have resulted in, but are not limited to: 

  1. Reduced waste by increased recycling (e.g. cardboard), reduced plastic waste/consumption, or implementation of more efficient work/manufacturing procedures, or,
  2. Reduced use of water by the installation of more efficient toilets or other applicable devices; switched to xeriscaping of the grounds or adopted other procedures to reduce water usage, or,
  3. Reduced energy usage by switching over to more energy-efficient lighting or appliances.

To nominate a business please provide a brief description of why it should be considered for the EcoBrooks Sustainability Award and email your nomination to jwallace@brooks.ca or drop off at Brooks City Hall by November 1, 2022. 

The final selection will be the responsibility of the EcoBrooks committee.  The Committee looks forward to seeing your nominations and the differences they have made in the City of Brooks.



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Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • City Hall

Members

The committee consists of 12 members:

  • 1 City of Brooks Councillor
  • 1 representative of Grasslands School Division
  • 1 representative of Chris the Redeemer School Division
  • 1 Commercial/Industry representative
  • 1 Youth member
  • 7 Members-at-Large


About the Committee

The EcoBrooks Committee was created in Spring of 2009 and acted as a Citizen's Advisory Group steering the Municipal Sustainability Planning project.

The mandate of the Environmental Advisory Committee is to explore policies, programs and procedures which would lead to the long and short-term enhancement, preservation and protection of the environment in both local and global contexts.


Focus Areas

Focus areas of the Committee are to include:

  • Water Conservation – The preservation, control and development of water resources, both surface and groundwater, and prevention of pollution.
  • Energy Sustainability – The provision of energy such that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable Energy has two key components: renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Waste Management – The processes involved in dealing with waste, including minimization, handling, processing, storage, recycling, transport, and final disposal.
  • Ecological Sustainability – The conservation of productivity of water, soil and ecosystems; retaining their essential functions and processes over the long term.

To view the Environmental Advisory Committee's Bylaw (PDF).


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