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Devon Environmental Sustainability Awards

2019 DESA


The Devon Environmental Sustainability Award (DESA) program recognizes local businesses that are making an impact in our community. Big or small, tell us about your initiative and apply or nominate a business!

1st Place

  • $1500 Cash Prize
  • DESA plaque to display at your business
  • Media recognition
  • Nomination for an Alberta Emerald Award

2nd Place

  • $1000 Cash Prize
  • DESA certificate to display in your business
  • Media recognition


Eligibility for the DESA shall be granted to a company who staffs less than 100 employees, have been in business for over 12 months, have a registered business license in Devon and are located in Devon.

If a company has previously received a first place award, they may apply for the award again if they are applying with a new project OR if they are applying with the same project and have shown new innovation or positive improvement towards it.


  • Judging is completed by a panel of five judges and will consist of community members, Town of Devon Administration and members of Devon Town Council.
  • The average score will be calculated for each applicant based on the score given by the five judges.
  • The business with the best average score will receive first place and the business with the second best average score will receive second place.
Category Points
Environmental Benefits and Outcomes 30
Innovation 30
Commitment 20
Outreach 20


Devon Environmental Sustainability Award Application Form

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  • Phone Number

  • Environmental Benefit and Outcomes:

    How does the project achieve environmental benefit and outcomes?
    (Ex. waste reduction, energy efficiency etc.)

    • How does the project reduce the environmental impact of operations?
    • How does this initiative benefit the environment?

  • Innovation

    In what ways is the project Innovative?

    • Describe the technology being used.
    • Is it a new technology/procedure or is it a new use of existing technology?
    • Has the project led the way for others, including members of the community?
    • Is it a research project that could influence public policy?

  • Commitment:

    How does the project demonstrate commitment?

    • What are the results of the project?
    • Did the project overcome barriers and/or create new learning's for your business?
    • How long did the project take to complete?

  • Outreach:

    How does the project incorporate sharing?

    • Have you communicated your work within the public, other businesses, displayed leadership?
    • Have you created cross-sectoral partnerships with other industries, government, the community?

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