INNOVATION January-February 2014

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Call for Nominations 2014 APEGBC Sustainability and Environmental Awards Nominations are now being accepted for APEGBC’s Sustainability Award and Environmental Awards. Sustainability Award From innovative processes that do more with less to adaptive measures that address an uncertain climate future, APEGBC engineers and geoscientists practice at the leading edge of sustainability. APEGBC recognizes these leaders through the annual Sustainability Award as a means to celebrate and share the positive contributions to a sustainable future. The award is open to any project that has demonstrated a commitment to, and understanding of, the concept of sustainability and/or has applied one or more of the Sustainability Guidelines. The Sustainability Committee welcomes diverse nominations from sustainable projects both large and small. Full details on the submission process and awards criteria are available at Environmental Awards APEGBC’s Division of Environmental Professionals encourages submissions for the Environmental Awards, which highlight professional engineers’ and geoscientists’ roles in responsible environmental management. Awards are offered in Concept and Assessment as well as Design, Construction, and Monitoring. Full details on the submission process and awards criteria for the Environmental Awards can be found in the Submission Rules and Judging Criteria at environmental-awards. Nominations should be no more than 500 words and should be submitted by March 7, 2014. For more information about the awards program, contact Laurel Buss, Communications Officer, at or 604.412.6052.

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