Climate Champion awards

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We’re on the lookout for Climate Champions to honour as part of Maple Ridge's Earth Day celebrations.

See the nominees' videos on our YouTube channel.

Join us at the Earth Day celebrations in Memorial Peace Park on April 23 at 11:00 a.m. to meet our new Climate Champions!

What is a Climate Champion?

A Climate Champion is someone who lives in Maple Ridge – or a local business or organization – that takes action to fight the causes of climate change.

  • Maybe it’s a teacher who helps their students learn about the causes of climate change and what each of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • It might be an architect who designs buildings to high efficiency standards.

  • Or a builder who recycles materials during demolition, rather than sending it all to the landfill.

  • Perhaps it’s someone who advocates for active transportation, from safe cycling and walking routes to more extensive and frequent buses and trains. Or a person who cycles everywhere by choice.

  • It could be a business that’s committed to reducing their emissions through purchasing, operations or delivery.

  • Or an individual who reduces their own emissions through energy retrofits to their home, different transportation and food choices, or impressive efforts to reduce waste.

When will we know who won?

The winners will be announced at Maple Ridge’s Earth Day celebration, April 23, at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Peace Park.