November 5, 2007

New Brunswick honours environmental leaders

FREDERICTON, NB-Sunbury Transport, in Fredericton, and the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP), of Saint John, were among the eight recipients of New Brunswick's 2007 Environmental Leadership Awards, presented late last month by Environment Minister Roland HachÈ. In 2006, Sunbury launched an idle time reduction program for truck owner-operators. The program helped reduce fuel use by 200,000 litres. The company has also collaborated with Smartway to develop a fuel efficiency e-learning program to help other carriers. Sunbury received the award in the Business category for its continuing efforts to find better ways to manage and improve its fuel efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In the Communities, Groups and Organizations category, ACAP Saint John was honoured for its years of effort to make sewage treatment a reality for the Saint John harbour. Its belief in harbour cleanup as a critical component in the growth and advancement of the community led it to keep the issue alive with the public. In 2007, its hard work was rewarded with a funding agreement to complete the cleanup. The annual Environmental Leadership Awards are presented to individuals, groups and businesses in New Brunswick that demonstrate exceptional leadership in the enhancement and protection of the environment. Award categories include: individual; business; communities, groups and organizations; individual youth; youth group; media; and lifetime achievement.

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