(View speaking highlights from One Change founder and president Stuart Hickox)
The first ever Catalyst Awards was a smashing success. Over 170 people attended, including the notables you will see below. The room was buzzing with energy and enthusiasm over the great organization of One Change.
This year’s Catalyst Award recipients were:
- MP David McGuinty, a staunch Project Porchlight supporter from the beginning who helped distribute 30,000 compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs throughout Ottawa.
- EnCana Corporation and Vice-President Florence Murphy, Project Porchlight’s biggest sponsor in Alberta and a leading reason we were able to distribute more than 800,000 free energy-efficient light bulbs across the province.
- Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) and Managing Consultant Chris Granda, who made it possible for more than 2,500 volunteers to distribute nearly 1 million CFL bulbs to New Jersey residents in 2009.
- His Worship the late Calvin Kruk, former Mayor of Dawson Creek, who brought Project Porchlight to BC and helped enable volunteers to deliver more than 20,000 free CFL bulbs throughout the province.
One Change also issued official Catalyst Award Certificates to the following outstanding individuals and organizations who helped make Project Porchlight possible:
- Bruce Bathurst, Delta Printing
- Bruce Bibby, Energy Conservation Manager, Hydro Ottawa
- Linda Bruce, Ontario Power Authority
- Bob Chiarelli, former mayor of the City of Ottawa
- Rebecca Fiissel, SaskPower
- Rod Garossino, Advisor, Community Investment, EnCana Corporation
- Chris Granda, Managing Consultant, VEIC
- Rosemarie Leclair, CEO, Hydro Ottawa
- Dave McKendry, Director, Customer Care and Conservation, Hydro Ottawa
- Florence Murphy, Vice-President, EnCana Corporation
- Gerard Protti, Executive Vice President, EnCana Corporation
- Wendy Reed, Independent Consultant (Social Marketing, Energy Efficiency)
- Dave Thorpe, Vice President, Giant Tiger
- Edward Weinstein, President and CEO, Globe Electric
- Lois Wozney, EnCana Corporation
- Lisa Zentner, Energy Efficiency Programs Advisor, Director, Globe Electric
- Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority
Special thanks to our sponsors who helped make the 2009 Catalyst Awards a success!
In the News
- The Hill Times: It was one zany evening at One Change Catalyst Awards at the sparkling National Gallery
- Media Release – What do MP David McGuinty, EnCana, and the United Nations Environment Programme have in common?
- Media Release – From a few Ottawa friends to a United Nations Partnership
- Media Release – Calvin Kruk recognized posthumously as a Catalyst by UNEP at One Change gala event in Ottawa
- Media Advisory – Ottawa-based NGO strikes partnership with the United Nations, celebrates Catalysts who helped make it happen
- Dawson Creek Daily News – Late mayor wins environmental Catalyst Award
- CJDC – Kruk Honoured Internationally
Two short feature films were shown at the Catalyst Awards highlighting our Project Porchlight campaign activities in New Jersey and Alberta.