July 19, 2010
HOPEWELL CAPE (CNB) - A 2009 Environmental Leadership Award in the business category was presented today to Hopewell Rocks Park.
Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister Bernard LeBlanc presented park staff members with a framed pewter medal to recognize their achievement.
"Hopewell Rocks Park is a community leader when it comes to environmental protection and awareness," said LeBlanc. "Hopewell Rocks Park has developed, along with other initiatives, a green team to oversee the progress and research of environmentally friendly ways of doing business."
LeBlanc was speaking on behalf of Environment Minister Rick Miles.
The park has also implemented a wet/dry garbage separation program and an anti-idling policy. It uses plant-based cleaning products and biodegradable dinnerware in its restaurant.
"I commend the employees of the park who have taken the lead to implement many initiatives to become as environmentally friendly as possible," said LeBlanc. "Staff members are working hard to maintain their environmentally friendly tourism destination. If New Brunswick is to be self-sufficient by 2026, we will need to be partners in ensuring environmental sustainability."
The Environmental Leadership Awards are presented annually to individuals, groups and businesses that demonstrate exceptional leadership in improving and protecting the environment. A panel of independent judges selects the recipients. Information about the awards is online.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.