Pickering recognized as leader in sustainability

Posted on Tuesday May 15, 2018

The City of Pickering was honoured to receive a Leadership Award from EcoBusiness Network (EBN) at last night’s Council Meeting.

Presented by EBN Executive Director, Christine Ball, the Leadership Award acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional efforts and accomplishments made by local leaders.

“EcoBusiness Network has had a long history with the City of Pickering as both a member and sponsor of our organization,” said Ball. “It was a great pleasure to recognize the City’s continued dedication to environmental leadership and overall impact reduction in our community.”

The City has demonstrated leadership in sustainability through various initiatives including running an annual Farmers’ Market to increase access to local food, retrofitting more than 7,000 streetlights with LED technology, and enhancing the natural environment for pollinators through habitat enhancement and educational programs.

“There are many inspiring ways to make our lives and community more sustainable,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “I am proud to have our accomplishments recognized, and look forward to setting a leadership example for the greater community as we continue our Sustainable Pickering journey.”

Visit pickering.ca/sustainable to learn more about the City’s commitment to making Pickering one of the most sustainable cities in Canada.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Chantal Whitaker
Coordinator, Sustainability l City Development
905.420.4660 ext. 2170