Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Green Business Award

Thank you Saanich Peninsula Chamber. It’s nice to be recognized by one’s community.

Holding up our Green Business of the Year Award notice, with Saanich fields in the background.

This fall, Raincoast Conservation Foundation was honoured with the Green Business of the Year Award. This award is presented by the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, alongside other awards in the annual Crystal Award Ceremony.

Over the many years that we’ve worked out of Sidney, we’ve always felt very supported by the community on the Saanich Peninsula, and by the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Many local companies directly contribute to our work, engage with us at community events, and share our passion for the coast.

In addition to this support, it’s a great boost for our whole team at Raincoast, including our many volunteers, and we appreciate the recognition. While we’re a different kind of business, i.e. a non-profit one, we’re serious about our commitment to the coast. The award is dedicated to organizations that demonstrate:

  1. A long-term commitment to environmental sustainability through leadership and the integration of environmentally responsible practices into culture of their business
  2. Key “green” projects that have been implemented in the business and how they have been tracked and measured
  3. How the company engages stakeholders and/or clients and/or the community in activities that support environmental sustainability.

We’re honoured to accept this award and look forward to many more years of being a good neighbour and committed team of scientists and conservationists here on the Saanich Peninsula, and beyond.

We also wanted to congratulate the other award winners this year, including, Art Finlayson who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chris Genovali accepts the Green Business of the Year Award, 2017.

Chris Genovali, Executive Director, receives Green Business of the Year Award, 2017, on behalf of Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Photo by Jo-Ann Way of