Submit Your Nominations for the 2020 EMA Awards!

The EMA of BC is pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting our annual Environmental Management Awards Gala on Thursday June 11, 2020 at Terminal City Club in Vancouver.

We will be rolling out the green carpet to kick off a fun and celebratory evening as we recognize and reward our members who have made outstanding achievements in the field of environmental management! Join us for dinner, wine, music, dancing and celebration! We are very excited to be returning to the stunning and conveniently located Terminal City Club’s Metropolitan room for this event, located in downtown Vancouver.

We are accepting awards nominations in the categories listed below. Click here for official entry rules. The first stage of nominations is open – just download and fill out a Nomination Form, which will include a 200 word abstract describing your Project, and send to by March 31st, 2020!  

2020 Award Categories include:

Remediation and Restoration
The Remediation and Restoration Award recognizes outstanding work in the investigation and remediation or restoration for the environmental improvement of a site under either federal or provincial jurisdiction.  Completion of the investigation and remediation or restoration involving scientific advancement, innovation, and application of sustainable principles must have occurred in the past two years.

Emissions/Discharge Control
The Award for Emissions/Discharge Control recognizes outstanding work in the investigation of emissions or discharges to air, water, or land and implementation of controls to meet or exceed local, regional, provincial, or federal regulations or voluntary improvement targets.

Regulatory Challenge Award
The Regulatory Challenge Award recognizes the unilateral effort, cost, and uncertainty assumed by organizations and environmental managers that have improved the regulatory environment for themselves and others by either: 1) challenging the fairness or validity of regulations, or regulatory rulings, policies or practices, or 2) meeting the challenges of regulatory decisions, uncertainty, or demands with fortitude, fairness and innovation.

The Awards are open to EMA member firms in the Province of British Columbia that have encouraged technological innovation, regulatory fairness, and application of the principles of sustainability, safety, and quality. Please review the Entry Rules to learn if your project qualifies and nominate for an award now. Please also note that, to be eligible for nomination, only the Lead Environmental Manager needs to be an EMA of BC member. Please complete the Nomination Form by  March 31st, 2020!

*6th Annual* Emerging Environmental Professionals
The Emerging Environmental Professionals Award recognizes an individual in their first 5 years in the environmental industry who has shown leadership within their company and the industry; demonstrated excellence in their practices; demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality projects or results; accomplished outstanding achievements in their applicable fields; and shown leadership in the community.  

Nominate an Emerging Environmental Professional by May 17th, 2020!

Read about last year’s event, and the summary of the 2019 Award Winners, here!