BC's Best Green Business: Eclipse Awards
by Toby Barazzuol on Friday Feb 28, 2014
Last night, at a gala event with over 500 people, Eclipse Awards was recognized as BC’s Best Green Business in the Small Business BC Awards. The ceremony capped off a 5 month, 3 round competition that involved over 400 nominated businesses from 55 communities in BC, facing off in 9 categories. We faced over 34 nominees in the Green Business category, including our friends at Natural Pod, a company we admire and respect that is equally deserving of this award.
Being recognized as BC’s Greenest Business in front of our peers, in the Greenest City in the World is an honour that we will always cherish! This award means a lot because it recognizes that being green is about so much more than simply being eco-friendly. For Eclipse Awards, being green also means building stronger communities, regenerating the environment, creating beautiful things, and celebrating the human spirit! This award also demonstrates that it is possible for a traditional company to embrace sustainability and have it drive innovation, design, engagement and impact. When Eclipse Awards first began in 1998, we didn’t even know what sustainability meant, and now we have been recognized as leaders in sustainable business.
When we won BC’s Best Employer in 2012, it not only helped us see ourselves in a new light, it also opened up lots of new opportunities for us. These are some of the benefits of recognition and we look forward to the new opportunities and transformation that this award will create.
Thanks again to everyone who has supported us on this journey so far, we are grateful for your support. It’s been a long and wonderful trip and we’re excited about where it will take us next. Onwards good people!