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Enviro-Stewards’ Sustainability Project with Tim Hortons Selected as Top 15 Project for 2014 by Clean50

Lloyd Hipel, P.Eng. from Enviro-Stewards accepts Clean50 Top 15 Projects Award

Kajo Keji, South Sudan project manager with biofilters sponsored with a portion of the economic savings

Clean50 celebrates “outstanding contributors to clean capitalism” in Canada.  On September 26th, we were honoured to have our project with Tim Hortons selected as a Top 15 Project for 2014.

Economically, our work with Tim Hortons’ Fruition Fruit and Fills plant in Oakville realized annual savings of over $490,000 per year and a return on investment of 260%!

Environmentally, the measures save enough:

- electricity to power 75 homes,

- natural gas to heat 59 homes,

- waste to fill 43 garbage trucks, and

- water to fill 15 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Socially, the facility sponsored 40 BioSand filters in South Sudan Africa that are purifying 800,000 L/yr of drinking water and avoiding 120 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions due to boiling of water.

You can view or download a PDF of our Clean50 poster by clicking here and watch a video about this project on our YouTube channel.


Enviro-Stewards’ BioSand Filter Featured at The Museum’s “Surface Tension” Opening Event

(Above) Laurel McKellar, Director of Programs & Exhibitions, speaks at the Surface Tension opening event with Enviro-Stewards’ sponsored BioSand filter in the foreground.

Enviro-Stewards was honoured that The Museum sponsored a BioSand Filter to purify water in the home of a family in South Sudan at the launch event for their “Surface Tension: The Future of Water” exhibit.  The exhibit runs until January 2014 at The Museum located at 10 King Street West, Kitchener.  The Surface Tension exhibit “brings together work by artists, designers, engineers and scientists to explore the future of water.”

The video on the display version of the BioSand filter at The Museum is available on YouTube. We recommend you check out the exhibit, and have a look for our BioSand filter and display posters while you’re there!

You can also learn more about BioSand filters and our Safe Water Project by clicking here.