Celebrating York Region Business
Taking Action on Climate Change
ClimateWise Business Network held the second Evening of Recognition at the General Motors Canadian Technical Centre – Markham Campus. The Evening of Recognition is an annual celebration of achievements for the business members of ClimateWise.
Over 120 sustainability leaders gathered to network and recognize the successes that ClimateWise members have achieved over the past year – including the collective member commitment of reducing 5400 tonnes of CO2e emissions.
In attendance was Markham Councillor Alan Ho; who provided welcoming remarks and introduced The City of Markham and Markham Fairgrounds as the newest members of ClimateWise. Yves Dalcourt, President of Miele Canada, presented the sustainability case for his organization.
The winners were presented with a handcrafted award made of sustainably harvested maple from the Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area; which is home to the ClimateWise team.
The final action for the evening was a surprise recognition for “20 Years of Leadership and Dedication” presented to Brent Kopperson, Founder & Executive Director of Windfall Ecology Centre.
Thank you for everyone that attended the event and made it a great success!