RCE Saskatchewan Education for 
Sustainable Development Recognition Event

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2019 RCE Event Recognizes 29 Saskatchewan Sustainability Initiatives

For the 11th consecutive year, Saskatchewan education for sustainability initiatives were recognized by RCE Saskatchewan.

The event also featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair at York University on Re-orienting Education for Sustainable Development. He encouraged local sustainability leaders to see the importance of their efforts.

Click here for the videos of the ceremony and keynote presentation.

Click here for the event's program.

On Wednesday, May 15 at the Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre in Candle Lake, Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic hosted the awards recognizing the achievements of individuals, organizations and groups that are making our province more sustainable. The projects educate, encourage and engage others in local action that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This year the Lyle Benko Future Generations Award was granted to Regina Huda School for its 5A Recycling program. This special award is delivered to a project led by a K-12 teacher/educator/student for their outstanding contributions to Education for Sustainable Development in Saskatchewan. The award was created and named in memory of RCE Saskatchewan’s co-coordinator and founding member, Lyle Benko.

The students of Michelle Sandomirsky's class were not able to attend the event at Hannin Creek, but joined the event via video link.  Kevin Hudson of APEGS, one of the event's sponsors, travelled to Regina to join the class to share the awards with them.

Highlights of the 2018 RCE Saskatchewan Recognition Event

Click here to view a copy of the 2018 print program.

Click here to view a pdf copy of the Awards powerpoint presentation.

2018 RCE Recognition Recipients

*some recipients have provided links to their web-sites where you can contact them directly for more information on their project

The Lyle Benko Future Generations Award was given to the Macdonald School Outdoor Experiential Education Program and the Indian Head High School Tipi Camp 2018 who both received recognition for outstanding contributions in the K-12 education system.  The Lyle Benko Future Generations Award was created by RCE Saskatchewan in grateful recognition of Lyle Benko, who passed away in February of 2016.  Lyle was a founding co-coordinator of the RCE and was an inspiration to so many in the area of education.  He was extremely passionate about leaving next generations a more sustainable future.

Highlights of the 2017 RCE Saskatchewan Recognition Event

Click here to view a copy of the 2017 print program.

Click here to view a copy of the Awards PowerPoint presentation.

2017 RCE Recognition Recipients
*some recipients have provided links to their web-site where you can contact them directly for more information on their project

A facilitated group discussion was held for all attendees as a conclusion to the day. The summary of ideas and knowledge shared is available here.

Highlights of the 2016 RCE Saskatchewan Recognition Event

2016 RCE Recognition Recipients

*some recipients have provided links to their web-site where you can contact them directly for more information on their project

Highlights of the 2015 RCE Saskatchewan Recognition Event

Experience the 2015 event by viewing the PowerPoint presentation summarizing recipient projects and the print program.

2015 RCE Recognition Recipients

  • SaskPower’s Energy Efficient In-store Lighting Education
  • Bike to Work Day Saskatoon
  • Bridge City Bicycle Co-op (BCBC)
  • Campion College Engaged Learning Program
  • Canadian High-Resolution Climate Change Projections for Impact Assessment
  • Cleaning with Liquid Ozone Pilot Project

  • Davidson Awesome Volunteers Club
  • Ecomuseums: a community-RSM-university collaboration (application attached)
  • Environmental Science 20 Curriculum Model
  • Heritage Forest
  • Passive House Project
  • Permaculture Fruit Tree Guild Demonstration
  • Permaculture Saskatchewan Permablitz
  • Saskatchewan Environmental Society Boreal Water Monitoring Education Program
  • Saskatchewan Environmental Society Teacher Resources in Environmental Education
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic-University of Saskatchewan Educational Resources Donations
  • Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative
  • Saskatoon Cycles Bike Valet
  • Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch
  • Sustainability Education Research Institute’s Digital Media Mobile Laboratory
  • Team Torch River Forest
  • Undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency in Sustainability
  • University of Saskatchewan Sustainability Living Lab
  • University of Saskatchewan Work Green
  • Voluntary Sector Studies Network

2014 RCE Recognition Recipients

  • Annual Solar Tour
  • Cancer Prevention Initiatives
  • Carbon Capture and the Environment
  • Civic Discourse at Prairie Sky School - A Pilot with Community Cafe
  • Design Regina: Developing Regina's Official Community Plan
  • Grade 5 Energy Leaders
  • Green Drinks Regina
  • Lumsden High School Grounds Renaturalization Project
  • Nature City Festival
  • Of Land & Living Skies: A Community Journal on Place, Land & Learning
  • Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
  • Prairie Passages Tours
  • Prairie Spruce Commons Cohousing
  • RE-Art: Recycled Art Exhibit & Competition
  • Regina Catholic Schools Oil Recycling Project
  • Regina Community Food Assessment
  • Ruby Garden/Outdoor Classroom
  • SaskPower's Energy Conservation & Efficiency Education Program
  • SIAST Architectural Technology Building Efficiency with Check-It Systems
  • Smarter Science Better Buildings
  • Student Action for a Sustainable Future
  • Sustainability Action & Awareness Month
  • Sustainability Education Research Institute
  • Virtual Youth Conference of the UNU RCEs: A Regional Perspective on Water & Sustainability
  • Wascana Junior Naturalist Program

To view a video of the 2014 event held at Government House in Regina, Saskatchewan, click here.

2013 RCE Recognition Recipients

  • Campion College Relamp Project
  • FNUC -Northern Campus Footprints 
  • Fort a la Corne Employment Development
  • Craik Sustainable Living Project -"Fun Just Begun"
  • Historical Sculptures along the Louis Riel Trail
  • Public Pastures Public Interest Group
  • Rainbow Organic UPIK
  • Regina Catholic Schools Oil Recycling Project
  • SaskAdapt
  • Sharing Productive Capital SoftwareDevelopment
  • Saskatchewan Ecomuseums Initiative
  • Davidson School Social Justice Arts Class
  • Steve RudyFruit Production
  • U of R Alternative Transportation Initiative
  • World Environment Day
  • Riverstone Studios-Straw/Light Clay Workshop
  • Aylsham Fruit and Vegetable Co.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sipanik Territory
  • Twin Lakes Community Planning Association
  • Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership

2012 RCE Recognition Award Recipients
  • Brightwater Science and Environment Centre
  • Allen Sapp Healing Garden
  • Design Regina -City of Regina
  • Fruit for Thought
  • Go! Science Outreach -Saskatchewan Science Centre
  • Green Sustainable Housing Forum-SIAST/Environment Advisory Committee for the City of Moose Jaw
  • YARA -Grow Regina Community Garden
  • President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability -University of Regina
  • Peacock Learning Garden10.Print Optimization Project-University of Regina
  • Regina's Edible Campus-Institut français and the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG)
  • Reintroduction of the black-footed ferret into the Canadian wilderness-Prairie Learning Centre
  • Eco Body Care -Riverstone Studios
  • School of Environment and Sustainability - University of Saskatchewan
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Launch at SIAST
  • Professional Development Programs-Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association (SOEEA)
  • Oil Recycling Day-St. Catherine School
  • Sustainability Commitment Working Group and the Office of Sustainability -University of Saskatchewan
  • Sustainability Learning Community -University of Saskatchewan
  • Sustainable Management of Buried Infrastructure in Regina-University of Regina
  • The Science of Sustainability -College of Agriculture and Biosciences -University of Saskatchewan
  • Trails in Memory of Ed Spratt -Three Rivers Trail Association

2011 RCE Recognition Award Recipients
  • VerEco Home WDM Exhibit
  • Safe Drinking Water Foundation - Operation Water Biology
  • Saskatoon's Green Energy Park ESD Project
  • Hunger in Moose Jaw - Yara Community Garden Special Projects
  • SIAST ESET E-Bike and Solar Alternative 
  • Global Students Helping Students 2009/2010/2011
  • EECOM 2011 Conference
  • Town Planning Day 2010
  • SIAST Architectural Technologies Program - Regina 2050
  • St. Catherine Community School - Oil Recycling Day
  • Craik Community Composting and Waste Minimization Project
  • Craik Sustainable Living Project Health Committee Walking Program
  • Designated Sacred Space Project
  • Praxis International Institute Summer Environmental Camp
  • Saskatoon Public School Division - Ecoquest
  • Lumsden High School Community Compost
  • Alternative Energy Forum and Fair

2009 RCE Recognition Recipients

  • Craik 4H Sustainability Club
  • FNUC Health and Science Camp
  • Food Secure Saskatchewan Growing a Food Secure Future in Saskatchewan
  • Meewasin Riverfront at River Landing
  • Friends of Wascana Marsh - Wings over Wascana School Day 2009
  • Craik Sustainable Living Project Resource and Library Collection
  • APEGS Building Your Future K-12 Poster Series Project
  • Evan Harday Collegiate - Bioresource Management 20
  • Craik Sustainable Living Project Solar Fair
  • SIAST 100 Mile House 
  • School of Wellness Community Health Challenge
  • Aden Bowman Collegiate - Earthkeepers
  • Saskatchewan Organic Directorate Video Series
  • FNUC Influence of Cultural Water Quality on Waterborne Disease
  • Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society, Building Sustainable Communities and Sustaining and Bridging Cultures
  • Native Plant Society - Native Prairie Appreciation Initiative
  • SaskPower - From Our Treehouse to You

2008 RCE Recognition Recipients

  • Beyond-human-nature-spirit boundaries
  • Earth Day Film Festival
  • Faculty of Education Moving from Awareness to Action
  • Green Life Learning to Live with the World
  • KAIROS Re-energize Time for a Carbon Sabbath
  • Native Prairie Area at FNUC
  • Nature Regina Birding for Beginners
  • Re-Energineering Education for Sustainability
  • SIAST Green Group Initiative
  • SaskEnergy Share the Warmth Home Energy Efficiency Project
  • SaskPower Shand Greenhouse Energy and Our Environment Program
  • Sask ESD Network Application
  • Saskatchewan Organic Directorate Food Miles Campaign
  • Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association
  • University of Saskatchewan Social and Ecological Justice Together
  • Wings over Wascana Nature Festival
  • Yara Community Gardens Green Pavilions Project
  • Youth Forum