2023 Brandon’s Green Business Awards

The City of Brandon in parntership with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again launch the Brandon's Green Business Awards.

The purpose of this award is to give praise, recognition and celebrate businesses that have taken the initiative to employ efforts in sustainability, water conservation, and waste diversion efforts.

The initiative(s) must be something that the business has implemented. Applicants are encouraged to express current and future sustainability improvements. The initiative must not be something that is already mandated due to law, by-law, or other body of rules.

Categories are:

  • Small business (less than 100 employees)
  • Large business (more than 100 employees)
  • Non-for profit organizations

Green initiative ideas could be:  

  • Becoming a fair trade workplace or retailer
  • Switching to energy efficient bulbs or appliances where applicable
  • Creative ways to reuse/recycle goods, products, materials etc.
  • Encourage or implement a green commuting strategy
  • Water conservation

The award criteria are by no means limited to the options above, we strongly encourage businesses to come up with their own ideas!

The application deadline is Friday October 20, 2023. An evaluation committee will review applications to ensure eligibility. Eligible businesses will be given a certificate to proudly display and will be entered to win a fair trade coffee break, compliments of The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Brandon.

Participant’s accomplishments will be celebrated on the City’s social media platforms with a team photo, a write up of their initiative and what they achieved with their efforts.

2023 Winners:

Spruce Woods Housing Co-op

The Green Spot Home & Garden Centre 

Past Winners: 

Small business NeoNutes- small business locally producing micro greens through aquaponics and is a zero waste company. 

Large business- Brandon University Physical Plant has implemented a number of sustainability practices including green cleaning, sustainable gardens, carpool parking and upgrading to LED bulbs.