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2010 Rs of Excellence Awards Call for Nominations

Posted July 12, 2010 by LSC

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2010 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple! Submit a brief description of the nominee’s achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include:

  • Environmental impacts (i.e. quantified reductions in waste)
  • Innovation and progressiveness
  • Leadership
  • History and track record
  • Overall environmental commitment

Please include contact information for the nominee as well as yourself. Also, please include two letters of support with your nomination.

You can use the electronic submission form or fax your nomination to 1–403-843–4156.

2010 Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 13, 2010. Awards will be presented at the RCA’s Waste Reduction Conference Building Tomorrow, October 13–15, 2010.


Senate Finance Commitee Protects the Environment

Posted July 12, 2010 by LSC

MEDIA ADVISORY

Edmonton, AB, 9 July 2010 – In the past few months, the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been actively involved in campaigning against amendments that could render the environmental assessment process ineffectual, needlessly exposing the environment, the Canadian public, and future generations to unknown and potentially irreversible risks by providing the Minister of Environment with discretion to reduce the scope of activities for which an assessment is conducted.

On July 8th, the Senate Finance Committee voted to delete amendments related to environmental assessments from the government’s budget bill. The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) is pleased with the Senate Finance Committee’s decision.

“The Senate Finance Committee members have taken a stand for due process.” says Laura Bowman, Staff Counsel with the ELC. “Now any proposed amendments can be subject to consultation through the House review later this year: a more open and accessible process.”

The amended budget will be subject to a further vote by the full Senate on Monday. “We hope that the Senate will respect the Finance Committee’s decision” says Laura Bowman, “Restoring the amendments would undermine the full review and put environmental groups at a serious disadvantage in seeking environmental protection for Canadians.”

Contact: Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre, 1–800-661–4238 or adriedzic@elc.ab.ca.

Environmental Law Centre


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