Georgia Strait Alliance has won the Maritime Industry Award for its Clean Marine BC program at the Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards on November 26. The EcoStar Awards recognize environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. They are hosted by the Synergy Sustainability Institute, which is a non-profit with a mission to catalyze the green economy on Vancouver Island.
In response to this accolade, Michelle Young, coordinator of Clean Marine BC, said:
“Recognition like this is so important because it shows that our marine environment, our coastal communities and our economies can all be cared for, without prioritizing one over the others. On Vancouver Island, there are currently eight boating facilities that are certified in Clean Marine BC environmental best practices, and they are reducing or eliminating contaminants from entering our waters.”
About the Clean Marine BC (CMBC) program
CMBC certifications are valid for three years, but can be upgraded at any time. There are 29 certified marinas, yacht clubs, boatyards and wharfs now part of the program, and another 23 facilities have adopted the Clean Marine BC policy and are working towards certification.