Fredericton receives award at annual International Awards for Liveable Communities

Green Matters and Green Shops, two cutting-edge greenhouse gas reduction initiatives created by the City of Fredericton, received international recognition from the organization International Awards for Liveable Communities.

Green Matters, launched by the City in 2007 to encourage residents to make small but important changes to combat climate change, finished second to Porirua, New Zealand in the Socio-Economic Category with both cities earning gold awards for excellence.

Green Shops, launched in 2008 to encourage Fredericton businesses to reduce their environmental footprint, also received a gold award in the same category finishing fourth, just behind third-place winner Schwalm Eder-Kreis, Germany and ahead of Montreal, winner of a silver medal in fifth. There were 13 cities from around the world represented in the category.

The City of Fredericton was also a bronze medal winner in the Whole City Award category for its community and corporate commitment to sustainability, and a finalist in the Bursary Award category for its new Green Matters Certified program.

To find out more go to The International Awards for Liveable Communities