TRURO, NS – Nova Scotians who go above and beyond in reducing, reusing and recycling can now submit nominations for Divert NS’ 2016 Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence.
The awards, held annually, recognize Nova Scotia’s collective success in recycling and waste diversion. This marks a significant year for the awards, as Divert NS hosts the event for the first time since rebranding from RRFB Nova Scotia. Divert NS is also marking 20 years of recycling in the province, and 2016’s awards will emphasize this longstanding success with the introduction of a new category: Hall of Fame.
“We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to reduce and divert waste, and be catalysts for change in Nova Scotia,” says Divert NS CEO, Jeff MacCallum. “The Mobius Awards recognize Nova Scotians who share those commitments and strive for environmental excellence.”
Categories for the 2016 Mobius Awards are:
- Community Project of the Year
- Emerging Environmental Leader
- Hall of Fame
- Small Business of the Year
- Large Business of the Year
- Institution of the Year
- Innovator of the Year
Winners at the Mobius Awards showcase innovation in environmental stewardship and waste diversion in our province. Past winners include Mic Mac Mall, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, and Tim Horton Children’s Camp.
Nova Scotia boasts some of the highest recycling and waste diversion rates in Canada, in addition to having programs used as a model worldwide. To nominate and learn more about the Mobius Awards, visit divertmobiusawards.ca. Details for the award ceremony and keynote speaker will follow.
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, economy and quality of life by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering resources. Divert NS administers two core programs: used beverage container and tire recycling. We also manage a network of province-wide Enviro-Depots and work together with Nova Scotia Environment, municipalities, industry and academia to champion recycling. We believe Nova Scotia is a model for recycling and we advocate on its behalf worldwide.
Carolyn Pierce, Manager, Communications, Divert NS, 902-897-3253