Attend a day of virtual learning, networking with peers, talks by influential leaders, and celebrating the success of our members.
About the Event
Each year, we invite our members to join us as we celebrate the expertise, leadership, and contributions of our certified Environmental Professionals EPt, EP, EP Auditor(EMSLA and CEA) and EP Employers
Along with the award presentation, we also host an incredible group of Canadian speakers who keynote, lead panels, and teach in our learning sessions during this one-day event.
About the Top Employer Award
This award recognizes our EP Employers and other companies that employ EPt, EP, EP Auditor(EMSLA and CEA).
As we look forward to our next event, we’re eager to see the next nominees. Eligible organizations must be current Canadian companies, or subsidiaries, and have been operating their business within Canada for at least one year as of May 15, 2020.
Additional qualifications for this award:
The employer must have EP, EP Auditor and/or EPt member(s) under their employment and engage in environmental work or projects.
Submissions must be able to demonstrate that the employer is a leader in providing innovative, impactful and productive solutions to further the environmental sector, or have created/supported environmental awareness within their organization.
ECO Impact Award sponsors are not eligible for the Employer Impact Award (though their employees are eligible in the individual award categories).
Our designated professionals contribute to the innovation, sustainability, and growth of the environmental sector. To celebrate their achievements, we created the ECO Impact Awards in 2017 as a way to create visibility and recognition for the people who are leading the environmental sector in Canada – those with an EP, EP Auditor, or EPt designation, and the organizations that employ them.
These progress-focused practitioners work within a range of industries across Canada and ensure that their projects and work provide an innovative and impactful solutions that advance the environmental sector.
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ECO Impact 2021
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Canada is facing tough economic and environmental challenges. ECO Impact will explore how we can turn these challenges into opportunities, promoting innovation and technology to drive sustainable economic growth.
ECO Impact Awards
The First Annual ECO Impact Awards were held on September 28, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel Downtown Calgary.
Over 60 people attended the inaugural event which was held in conjunction with an afternoon of environmental presentations and a keynote speech on diverse environmental topics including environmental innovation, Indigenous environmental education, and keeping up to speed with the NEB’s regulatory requirements.
About the Finalists
The quality of the nominees for the Impact Awards were outstanding. Our judging panel met to discuss the merits of each candidate, narrow down the nominees and select finalists, and then proceed with the difficult job of selecting the winner of each category from a highly-qualified field of candidates.
For the inaugural year, winners were awarded in three categories to represent each level of EP membership: Environmental Professional (EP), Environmental Professional-in-Training (EPt), and EP Auditor for members who hold an EP(CEA) or EP(EMSLA) designation.
Meet the Winners
We would like to congratulate our winners of each Category.
Congratulations to our EP Impact Award winner, Ian Smith. Partner/Fluvial Geomorphologist, Urban & Environmental Management Inc.: For work done on the Twelve Mile Creek Watershed
Ian Smith’s dedication to the conservation and restoration of the Twelve Mile Creek Watershed located in the Niagara Region has made him a well-known, and respected figure in the environmental community. This project involves restoring a self-sustaining brook trout population to its historic ranges in the heavily degraded Twelve Mile Creek Watershed.
Since the inception of this project in 2012, the Niagara Chapter has come a long way in understanding the watershed thermally, biologically, and geomorphologically, all thanks to the work Ian has contributed. What once seemed like an uncertain future for the Niagara brook trout population, is now showing promise of extending their habitat throughout the watershed under Ian’s contributions. Congratulations to our Auditor Impact winner, Chris Mosher. Director, Audits –Forest Practices Board: For his compliance audit program
Chris Mosher has set the standards of environmental auditing and ensures the audit work of the Forest Practices Board is trusted by all. Chris is responsible for the development and application of an annual compliance audit program in British Columbia. The audit program provides assurance to the public over the entire Province-FPB audits cover all forest and range activity on Crown land in BC-a total land base of 95 million hectares of which 60 million hectares is forested.
For the past 15 years, Chris has had overall responsibility of the FPB audit program. Chris applies his environmental skills and knowledge to ensure the credibility of the program by consistently applying audit standards when assessing compliance through assessment of the environmental impacts of various forest and range practices. Congratulations to our EPt Impact winner, Jonathan Smith. Sourcing and Sales Manager, Blue Source: For work done on Methane Avoidance
Through the vehicle of carbon offset creation, Jonathan was integral to the implementation and marketing of a program to facilitate the conversion of oil and gas highly emitting pneumatic devices and replace them with lower emitting equivalent versions.
Jon’s approach to marketing this program is unique as he pulls from his understanding of field operations, technical ability, and market dynamics. He can communicate across these traditional corporate divides in language that both educates, seeks cooperation and provides reassurance to the Program’s structural design. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all who participated to make the first ECO Impact Awards a success including:
Impact Award nominees
Those who took the time to nominate a member
Our Judging Panel: Tyler Riewe, Grant Trump, David Reynolds, Yogendra Chaudhry & Grant Sprague.
Our event speakers: Grant Sprague, Jonathan Brun, Carol Crowe, & Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry
Chairman of the Board: Faramarz Bogzaran
and all who attended the event
Nominations for the 2018 awards will open in the spring and are open to all active certified EP members in good standing.
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