Friday, May 28, 2010

Green Toronto Award Goes to the Best Innovators in the GTA

Green Innovators Awards content knows its three prizewinners. At the Green Living Show held at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibiton Place, the mayor, deputy mayor and CityNews meteorologist reported the prizewinners of this esteemed award on April 23. Each of them were handed the prestigious Green Toronto Award and they will split a $50,000 prize.

The young scientists aim to support the environment, the prize money is just a bonus. All the finalists presented interesting green solutions and improvements. Since the idea was to show real resolutions, most of the projects were affordable and easily applicable, so one day you may see them applied also in your neighbourhood, or in your own home.

Here are the top three prize winners:

  • Olivier Trescases, PhD and Chris Lea, with Green Gym: A gym built to use energy from exercise equipment; and send it to the grid.
  • Sarah Lazarovic and her concept GreenHouseTO; Not just for architects but for everyday individuals comes a web and mobile renovation application that is for Toronto buildings.
  • Robert Kori Golding, for his concept My Green City: For people that enjoy gaming on the iPhone or Facebook Construct a virtual town on these applications/games and claim reward points to use on your town by helping the environment.

So the prizewinner is GREEN!

As well as Green Innovation Awards there were 9 Green Toronto Awards handed out: for Community Projects Award, Energy Conservation Award, Environmental Awareness Award and another six. Charities also won, as all finalists were awarded a prize of $5,000 each to share with a charity of their choice.

Article delivered by Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Toronto