Vancouver Business Wins National Award

October 18, 2012

Vancouver Business Wins National Award

Growing City named Best Green Business in the 2012 Canadian Youth Business Foundation Chairman’s Awards for Best Business

TORONTO, ON (October 18, 2012) – During Small Business Week®, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to announce that Growing City has been selected as the Best Green Business for the 2012 CYBF Chairman’s Awards for Best Business.

The Award recognizes a business that embodies sustainability, or offers a product or service that provides a clear environmental benefit. As the category winner, Growing City will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will vie against four other category winners for the National Best Business award, a $20,000 cash prize for business expansion.

The Award winners are among thousands who have received coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring through CYBF to help them launch their businesses. The Award will be presented at a ceremony in Toronto on November 14, 2012, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada celebrations.

“Entrepreneurs are the driving force behind Canada’s continued economic recovery and future growth,” says John Risley, Chairman, CYBF Board of Directors. “Through these Awards, we celebrate the advancement that young entrepreneurs have made in the past year and we are proud to recognize the positive impact that these businesses will have on Canada’s future. CYBF is pleased to honour Growing City with the 2012 CYBF Best Green Business Award and congratulates Lisa von Sturmer on her success.”

Growing City is the simple, clean and convenient way to bring composting and recycling to offices and business establishments. By implementing Growing City’s easy and unique service, businesses can responsibly reduce their waste by up to 40% or more – while making a positive impact on global warming and limiting their contribution to local landfills. With educational tools and monthly reporting, Growing City makes it easy to keep business’s environmental commitments going strong. Growing City has diverted 122,700 kg of organic waste and prevented 319,000 kg of CO2 from entering the local environment since their inception in 2009. For more information, please visit

For additional information on the 2012 CYBF Chairman’s Awards for Best Business program, please visit


About CYBF – Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national organization, we are dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-39, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. CYBF is the founder of G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) and founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA).

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CYBF Media Contact:

Lesley Wilmot

Director, Marketing and Communications


Phone: 866-646-2923 Ext. 2203, Cell: 647-680-8165