Hamilton's VISION 2020 honoured the Community Advisory Panel with a Sustainable Community Recognition Award in the fall of 2003. VISION 2020 is the City of Hamilton's long term vision of a vibrant, healthy, sustainable future. View the Award. See more of HIEA's Environmental Awards.
The Sustainable Community Recognition Award recognizes the vital role that the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) plays in the local community. Specifically, the criteria recognizes their hard work and commitment effectively:
- contribute to the fulfillment of the human needs in the Hamilton community
- support the ecological integrity of Hamilton
- achieve active participation in the community
- achieve equity and fairness
- help build a better future over the long term
CAP members are dedicated to improving Hamilton's environment through their volunteer efforts. The Panel acts as a direct link between industry, neighbourhood groups and individuals and local environmental community-based initiatives.
CAP has been meeting monthly with corporate representatives of the HIEA-member companies since HIEA began, to exchange information and discuss issues of greatest concern to the community. From their ongoing discussion, CAP helps to set the directions and priorities for HIEA's activities and for individual member-companies' programs. As a result of CAP-members being well connected to other local environmental initiatives, they are well informed to make strategic decisions to help support Hamilton's ecological integrity.
Through constant focus on the mandate of HIEA to continuously improve environmental performance of industry, the CAP is helping to create a healthier environment for future generations.