2019 Mobius Awards Recipients Announced

For more than two decades, the Divert NS Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence have celebrated Nova Scotia businesses, organizations and individuals who go above and beyond to recycle and reduce waste going to our landfills. Their stories and achievements are truly inspirational.

We were pleased today to announce that the following environmental champions will be recognized at the 2019 Mobius Awards event being held in Halifax later this month:

  • Small Business of the Year: Be aMAZEd Art Maze, Bridgewater
  • Large Business of the Year: Michelin, Pictou County
  • Community Project of the Year: Wolfville Farmers’ Market
  • Institution of the Year: The Sisters of St. Martha, Antigonish
  • Innovator of the Year: Beyond Food Inc., Halifax
  • Emerging Environmental Leader: Dylan Yates, Glace Bay
  • Hall of Fame: Lise LeBlanc, Lower Sackville

The Mobius Awards bring together Nova Scotia’s environmental elite from businesses, government, academia, like-minded organizations, and communities across the province. This year, Divert NS is proud to present keynote speaker Andrew Isaac Thornton. Andrew is an entrepreneur, owner of Thornton’s Budgens (a supermarket in North London, UK), and the founder of Heart in Business Limited. Andrew’s vision is to shift towards a business world that puts people and the planet first. He applies this principle to Thornton’s Budgens, which has become one of the first supermarkets in the world to introduce completely plastic-free zones throughout the store.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Reception: 5:30 pm
Awards event: 6:30 pm to approximately 9:00 pm
A meal will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets: $85 + HST available at (Tickets are limited and will not be available at the door)

The 2019 recipients were announced via a Facebook Live video with Divert NS CEO Jeff MacCallum and staff: For more information about the Mobius Awards, visit

About Divert NS Divert NS is a not-for-profit corporation that helps drive the culture of recycling in Nova Scotia. We operate two recycling programs: the Beverage Container Deposit-Refund Program and the Used Tire Management Program. We also work in partnership with business, like-minded environmental organizations, government and academia to foster stewardship, fund innovation, educate Nova Scotians, and support municipal waste programs province-wide. Divert NS is always looking for opportunities to improve our province’s environment and economy. We believe Nova Scotians are ready to take on the challenge of evolving our culture of recycling into a culture of refusing to waste.

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