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Queen's University

Green Globe Awards celebrate sustainability

February 3, 2011 

For the second year in a row, the Green Globe Awards will showcase and celebrate the work of Queen's students and members of the Kingston community in implementing environmentally-sustainable practices.

Organizers of the 2011 Commerce and Engineering Environmental Conference (CEEC) launched the awards last year. They are presented to one person or organization in the Queen's community and one in the Kingston community who have made positive impacts on green initiatives.

"Our goal is to make visible the grassroots environmental initiatives both within and outside of Queen's, in the hope of demonstrating that it's definitely possible to live and do business in a way that's mindful of the environment," says CEEC sustainability officer Jiameng Xu.

The CEEC was started in 1991 by a group of students from the Queen's School of Business and the Faculty of Applied Science who realized that the environmental issues challenging our lifestyle would require a multidisciplinary response. By providing an open forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, CEEC aims to educate people about the impact of decisions on economic, environmental, and social factors.

The nomination deadline is Saturday, Feb. 19. Winners will be announced March 5 and will receive a trophy and recognition for their efforts on the CEEC website.

This year's conference takes place March 4 and 5. For more information or to nominate someone for a Green Globe Award visit the CEEC website.

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