November 8, 2007
CAW environmental activists recognized for local work
Ajax, Ontario – The Canadian Auto Workers Union Durham Regional Environment Council (CAW DREC) was presented with the Community and Conservation Star Award at the first-ever GreenStar Expo consumer show and awards luncheon in Ajax, Ontario.
The event was designed to showcase various environmental products, practices and services in an effort to build public awareness, and to honour individuals, businesses and community groups in Durham Region, east of Toronto, for their significant contribution to environmental activism.
The award was presented to CAW DREC in recognition of its work in promoting a pesticide reduction strategy, advocating local producer take-back laws, and water conservation and protection initiatives, along with promotion of safe and renewable energy solutions.
The CAW was one of three award recipients at the event, each of whom received an award designed by local artist Geordie Lishman and $1,000 donated to a community-based, non-profit environmental organization.