Photo: NC ‘green team’ receives sustainability award


At the sixth annual Niagara Sustainability Initiative Evening of Recognition on May 29, Niagara College’s green team was honoured for its commitment to the environment and was named Most Engaged Member.

(Fromleft to right) NIS executive director Tikvah Mindorff, NC sustainability engagement officer Amber Schmucker, NC sustainability advisor Taryn Wilkinson, NC enviro field and lab technician grad Christine Combe, NIS program director Melissa Gallina. and NC enviro field and lab technician student, co-op student Joe Banninga, are pictured receiving the award.

Recently, Niagara region’s two largest environmental non-profit organizations – Greening Niagara and NIS – joined forces for environmental sustainability. The merger, under the name of NIS, establishes the group as the largest independent environmental non-profit in the region, with a focus to creating new opportunities for collaboration between the public and private sectors, community groups and residents who want to see improvement in Niagara’s environmental sustainability.

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