Green Business Award

Squamish CAN collaborates with the Squamish Chamber of Commerce in organizing and facilitating the annual Green Business Award competition.

Green Business Award 2010

Entries: Triack Resources Ltd, Echoflex, Booster Juice, Sea to Sky Babies, Compost Culture, Glacier Valley B&B, Countercast Designs Inc, Agnes Jean Boutique
Winner:
Triack Resources Ltd

Green Business Award 2011

And the winner is… NEWPORT AUTO INC!! Newport Auto Inc provides complete custom retail automotive mechanical maintenance, repair, fleet service, and tire sales from Squamish to the Sea to Sky corridor since 2000.

Chamber of Commerce and Squamish CAN representatives, along with Squamish Green Business Award 2010 winners, Triack Resources Ltd., spent several hours reviewing 11 brilliant applications before selecting Newport Auto Inc as this year’s winner.

The panel of judges was particularly impressed with the degree of commitment, the creativity, the thoroughness, and the quality of changes implemented in Newport Auto Inc’s operations as this business looks constantly for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Newport Auto Inc demonstrates a hugely proactive approach towards sustainability in a business that we wouldn’t normally or naturally associate with “green” enterprises or standards. As such, this environmentally-minded and dedicated small local business provides us with priceless exemplary behaviour and the valuable lesson that we can all take action to reduce our environmental footprint regardless the nature of our personal activities and occupations.

Congratulations to Newport Auto Inc, but congratulations as well to all other participants for their equally valuable efforts to lead by example: ISL Engineering; Outwest Sports with I-Tune-It; Cascade Environmental Resource Group; Sea to Sky Babies; Capilano University – Squamish Campus; The Nature Nest; Rona Squamish; Squamish Therapeutics; In The Raw Organics Specialty Bulk Foods and Goods; Green Clean Squamish

Newport Auto Inc will receive formal recognition at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the CN Roundhouse on June 21.

From left to right: Maurice Freitag (Chamber of Commerce, President); Noel Koehn (Newport Auto Inc), Kim Ebers (Squamish CAN, Education); Jasmine Henczel (Chamber of Commerce, Vice-President)