OSEA held its seventh annual Powering Prosperity Awards in Toronto on Feb. 2, where nine awards were presented to organizations and people that “honour the champions of Ontario's sustainable energy sector.”
Wawa’s EDC earned the accolade for its Wawa Energy Plan Project, launched in 2016, which outlines steps the community can take to reduce energy consumption.
The plan “demonstrates innovative community engagement, best practices and shines the light on the project lead, Economic Development Corporation of Wawa, whose grassroots and capital initiatives encourages energy conservation in Wawa,” said OSEA in a release.
After forming a committee, municipal, community and energy stakeholders worked with Algoma Power Inc., the local distribution company, to draft the plan.
“The capstone engagement initiative of the plan ‘Wawa Green Days 2015’ was of importance as it reiterated that residents of Wawa are passionate about embracing a culture of conservation and adopting energy plan recommendation into their daily lives,” said OSEA.
“The Wawa Energy Plan created the building blocks to move forward with a strategy that aligns with community, provincial and global sustainability goals by leveraging partnership, research and innovation.”