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Nova Scotia's Champions of Environmental Excellence Recognized

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

TRURO – Nova Scotians who made great strides this year in waste diversion will be recognized at a luncheon in Halifax on October 14, 2015. RRFB Nova Scotia will host the 17th annual Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence, a provincial award ceremony which gives special recognition to the schools, organizations and individuals who are innovating in an effort to divert waste.

“The Mobius Awards highlight the people, businesses and communities who are passionate about improving our environment through waste management and recycling,” said Jeff MacCallum, CEO, RRFB Nova Scotia. “The Mobius Award winners are changing our world for the better, and we are proud to celebrate their unique and innovative approaches to recycling, composting and waste diversion.”

The 2015 awards will be presented to the following individuals and organizations that helped make Nova Scotia a leader in waste reduction, recycling and composting.

Business of the Year
Business of the Year (large) – Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth
Business of the Year (small) – RE used resale Co-op, Kentville

Institution of the Year
Tim Horton Children’s Camp, Tatamagouche
Honourable Mention: NSCC Annapolis Valley Campuses (Digby, Middleton and Lawrencetown)

Waste Reduction Education Program of the Year (two winners this year)
Halifax - Changes at the Curb
Region 6 - Composting at Home

Individual Excellence in Waste Diversion
John Penney, Coxheath, Cape Breton
Honourable Mention: Abby MacLean, Sutherland’s River

School of the Year
A.G. Baillie Memorial, New Glasgow

Community-Based Project of the Year
CleanFARMS Inc.

The Mobius Awards ceremony is open to the public.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. registration – award presentations start at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Pier 21, Halifax, in Kenneth C.Rowe Hall
Admission: $25 plus HST at

We are excited to welcome Jeff Rubin, renowned author and economist, as the keynote speaker, and Amy Smith, co-host of CBC News Nova Scotia, as the event emcee.

The 17th annual Mobius Awards of Environmental Excellence were made possible in-part due to our presenter sponsor, Loblaw Companies Limited and our category sponsor Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA).

RRFB Nova Scotia (Resource Recovery Fund Board Inc.) is a not-for-profit corporation working in partnership with Nova Scotians to improve the province's environment, economy and quality of life by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering resources. RRFB Nova Scotia manages a network of independently owned Enviro-Depots in 78 locations throughout the province, and works in partnership with Nova Scotia Environment, municipalities, industry and academia. RRFB Nova Scotia is recognized globally as an innovator in waste diversion solutions and a leader in Nova Scotia's waste diversion effort. We deliver education and awareness programs; partner with municipalities and industry to develop and implement stewardship agreements; provide funding for research and development; and promote innovation through the development of value-added manufacturing.


Media Contact:

Carolyn Pierce, Communications Manager, RRFB Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 897-3253

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