2018 Mobius Award Winners

The 20th annual Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence.

Divert NS hosted the 20th annual Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence on October 25, 2018 at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. The event featured Joshua Becker as keynote speaker. The following seven winners took home the 2018 Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence.

Small Business of The Year

G-Man Waste Removal
Efficiency NS
In their community of Millbrook First Nation, Shane and Leana Kennedy were frustrated by seeing how underused the curbside collection program was, and by the massive amounts of garbage overflowing fro ...

Large Business of The Year

Ikea Halifax
Scotia Recycling Ltd.
Currently with a waste diversion rate of 85% in Canada, IKEA’s target is 90% by 2020 for all stores world-wide. The new Halifax store is an outstanding example of how this international corporation en ...

Institution of The Year

Department of National Defence, 14 Wing Greenwood
14 Wing Greenwood is the largest air base on the East Coast with about 2,800 employees and approximately 800 buildings and Housing Units. There are hundreds of sorting stations throughout the operatio ...

Emerging Environmental Leader

Kate Pepler
EPRA - Nova Scotia
Kate is a zero-waste champion. She started and runs OurPositivePlanet.com, a website that shares environmental success stories, and founded a zero-waste coffee shop, bulk store, and community space ca ...

Community Project of The Year

Yacro Social Enterprise, The Store Next Door
This year’s Community Project of the Year started as a recycling initiative for old hockey sticks, originally destined for the landfill, to produce furniture and other products for sale. YACRO Social ...

Innovator of The Year

Oberland Agriscience
Oberland Agriscience is a Nova Scotian start-up company that upcycles organic waste into high value protein products. Oberland uses a novel waste stabilization process that transforms organic waste in ...

Hall of Fame

Gert Sweeney
Many people fondly know her as one of the “Litter Ladies of Cape Forchu.” In the region, there is no one that can match the passion and commitment that Gert Sweeney has shown towards waste reduction o ...