Environmental Steward of the Year Finalists

For a Tri-Cities business that has demonstrated exceptional contributions, commitment, and actions to make a positive impact on the local environmental landscape.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding and an outstanding, cooperative effort to environmental sustainability.
  • Is a role model for business in environmental sustainability best practices (recycling, composting, energy/water conservation, gardening, etc.).
  • Demonstrates sustainable business practices in its own operations (aside from the product or service for sale).
  • Helps to build environmental awareness and promote environmental stewardship within the Tri-Cities environmental landscape.
  • Has milestones and/or measurable accomplishments that demonstrate effective sustainable operations.

Fulfill Shoppe

Fulfill Shoppe is an online refill shop for all your everyday essential goods. We make it convenient for you to shop local and reduce your plastic/packaging waste. From the comfort of your living room you can order your dry pantry goods, coffee, snacks, cleaning supplies and beauty care products in refillable and reusable containers delivered right to your doorstep. Our products are locally sourced, with premium ingredients and are plastic free. Over 90% of our products are women owned/led businesses and our suppliers work with us to remove plastic/packaging waste from our supply chains. We are on a journey to reduce our environmental footprint and aim to provide education, resources and services beyond our products that make it easy for everyone in our community to be a part of. Customers can leave out soft plastics which we will take to the RecycleBC pilot program, saving them from our landfill. We donate $1 from each delivery to local charities, provide tips for people to reduce waste and support their community. This year we saved over 20,000 pieces of plastic from our community landfill. We make change, we make a difference, we make hope for a better future.


Port Moody Refillery

At Port Moody Refillery, we help our customers cultivate a better world! We provide quality, sustainable, ethical and local household goods & gifts. We love building relationships with local makers and sharing their stories. We’ve developed trust with our customers, and they say they love shopping with us because of our shared values and product knowledge. We pride ourselves in sourcing products from companies that do good. We’ve been operating our shop in Newport Village since 2012 with a desire to bring quality and durable goods to our community, and we’ve adapted our product selection to satisfy their needs. This is why we added the soap refill section and eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products a few years ago. Our mission is to help reduce single-use plastics and make changes in the retail world by working closely with our suppliers to find solutions that are healthier for the planet. We are committed to continue improving the way we do business by setting measurable goals, such as favouring unpackaged and durable products. We love sharing our success by giving back time and money to local causes that foster a more sustainable and inclusive world.


Wesbild

Wesbild is honoured to celebrate 40 years of community with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce in 2021. Since 1981, Wesbild has created liveable, environmentally responsible homes, neighbourhoods and community gathering places. Our local portfolio includes Westwood Plateau and the Foothills at Burke Mountain residential developments, Pinetree Village and Meridian Crossing commercial developments, and the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club.

At Wesbild, our motto is #LoveWhereYouLive. We are proud to be part of the Tri-Cities as community builders, and we take our responsibility as a corporate citizen very seriously. We were honoured to receive the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Award for Community Spirit in 2019 for our work with SHARE Family and Community Services and the Wesbild Lift Scholarship.