Nova Scotia Environmental Award Recipients Announced

Divert NS announced the recipients of the 2018 Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence today in Millbrook, NS. The awards recognize the achievements of innovative and dedicated Nova Scotians who help make our province a leader in recycling and waste diversion. 

The following winners will be recognized later this month at the 20th annual awards event being held in Halifax. 

Small Business of the Year: G-Man Waste Removal, Millbrook
Large Business of the Year: IKEA Halifax
Community Project of the Year: YACRO Social Enterprise The Store Next Door, Yarmouth
Institution of the Year: Department of National Defence, 14 Wing Greenwood
Innovator of the Year: Oberland Agriscience, Halifax
Emerging Environmental Leader: Kate Pepler, Halifax
Hall of Fame: Gert Sweeney, Cape Forchu

The event features keynote speaker, minimalist and best-selling author, Joshua Becker. Limited tickets are available for the awards event (tickets will not be available at the door). A meal will be served and a cash bar will be available. 

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Location: Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax
Time: 5:30 PM reception – Awards event starts at 6:30 PM  


The recipients were announced via a Facebook Live video with Small Business of the Year recipient, Leana Kennedy of G-Man Waste Removal, and Divert NS CEO Jeff MacCallum:

For more information about the Mobius Awards, visit

About the Keynote Speaker
Divert NS is excited to welcome Joshua Becker as the 2018 keynote speaker. Joshua is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Simplify, The More of Less, and Clutterfree with Kids and the co-creator of Simplify Magazine. Joshua and his young family were introduced to minimalism nine years ago during a short conversation with their neighbour. Since then, Joshua’s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over one million readers every month.

Joshua is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living that was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites on the internet. He has contributed to TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is a featured contributor to Forbes Magazine and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News.

About Divert NS
Divert NS 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. For over 20 years, we have helped grow a culture of recycling in our province. Today, recycling is second nature to Nova Scotians and our province is recognized as a leader in waste diversion. Divert NS administers two core programs: beverage container and tire recycling. We work with government, industry and academia to divert waste from landfill; deliver education and awareness programs; work collaboratively to implement stewardship agreements; fund research and development; and promote innovation through value-added manufacturing. Over 70% of net revenue goes back to municipalities around the province to support curbside collections and help Nova Scotians reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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