Outstanding Board And Staff Award Winners | Green Communities Canada Awards

On June 22nd, Green Communities Canada’s (GCC) Annual General Meeting awarded the many champions who work and volunteer for the good of climate action in Canada. Reep Green Solutions is proud to announce the awards winners from our team!

Outstanding Staff Person Award – Patrick Gilbride

Patrick is a quiet and thoughtful superstar, who builds trust and partnerships by developing opportunities. He is highly-skilled at recognizing possibilities and solving challenges and was recently appointed Associate Director of Reep.

Among his many accomplishments, Patrick is the driving force behind Reep’s Bloom {in} Box program. When he saw how difficult it was for Kitchener-Waterloo residents to source native garden plants, Patrick found local vendors and put together an all-in-one garden kit of 15 native plants. This year, close to 200 boxes were sold. Patrick and his team plotted the most efficient routes that would emit the least amount of greenhouse gases and then hand-delivered each one. Patrick is also well-known and respected within the GCC community for his work on multi-partner projects.

Award criteria

This award is for a staff person who has demonstrated through his/her work and achievements the strongest commitment to a Green Community, bringing about positive change and impact to the organization.

Outstanding Board Person – Michael Wood

Reep Green Solutions Board Chair Michael Wood has shown exceptional leadership in guiding the organization though both calm and stormy waters. Michael brings the right balance of get-down-to-work and take-time-to-laugh to his role as Chair. He seeks and recognizes everyone’s contributions, and ensures the Board is productive and collegial.

Michael also actively supports Reep staff. Executive Director Mary Jane Patterson especially appreciates the practical and ethical perspective he brings to all endeavors and interactions. During these challenging times, Reep couldn’t be in better hands.

Award Criteria

This award is for a board member who has demonstrated through his/her work and achievements the strongest commitment to a Green Community providing exceptional stewardship to the organization.

Green Communities Canada is a national umbrella group for community-based environmental non-profit organizations. We offer an action-oriented approach to environmental concerns and get results by providing trusted advice and workable solutions.

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