Awards Recognize NS Environmental Champions

TRURO – Nova Scotians who show great dedication to recycling and diverting waste will be recognized at this year’s Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence – with David Suzuki in attendance.

On November 9, Divert NS will host the 18th annual Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence, a provincial award ceremony which gives special recognition to individuals, businesses, and organizations who are innovating in an effort to divert waste from landfill. The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. The emcee will be CBC’s Colleen Jones.

“This event is our chance to thank champions of recycling and waste diversion in our province,” said Jeff MacCallum, CEO, Divert NS. “Nova Scotia’s waste disposal rate is less than half the national average. We can’t think of a better speaker than Dr. Suzuki to help us celebrate these environmental successes for our province.”

The 2016 awards will be presented to the following individuals and organizations that help make Nova Scotia a leader in waste reduction, recycling and composting (winner profiles available here):

Small Business of the Year

Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Aylesford


Large Business of the Year

Miller Waste Systems Inc.


Institution of the Year

Munro Academy, Balls Creek


Innovator of the Year



Community Project of the Year

Eddie’s Litterless Road Tour, Clean Foundation


Emerging Environmental Leader

Brian MacIntosh, Pubnico


Hall of Fame

Rochelle Owen, Halifax


Limited tickets are available for the award ceremony at (tickets will not be available at the door).

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m. registration – ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax

The 2016 Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence are made possible in part due to our presenter sponsor, Atlantic Credit Unions, and our category sponsors: EPRA Nova Scotia, Walmart, Novapet Inc., Innovacorp, and Scotia Recycling Limited. Other supporters of the event include Farnell Packaging, NATIONAL Public Relations, Efficiency NS, Grant Thornton and Bullfrog Power. For sponsorship opportunities, visit

About Divert NS 

Divert NS (formerly RRFB Nova Scotia) is a not-for-profit corporation working in partnership with Nova Scotians to improve the province’s environment and economy through recycling and waste diversion. Divert NS administers two core programs for used beverage container and tire recycling; manages a network of province-wide Enviro-Depots; and works together with government, industry and academia to champion recycling. We believe Nova Scotia is a model for recycling and we advocate on its behalf worldwide.



Media Contact:

Aurora Boudreau, Communications Officer, 

Divert NS Phone: (902) 897-3263 



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