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Environmental Leadership Recognized in Markham’s High Schools

MARKHAM, ON – May 30, 2017 – At a meeting of City Council held on the evening of May 30, the recipients of the Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary received recognition from the Mayor, members of Council and Markham District Energy.

The bursary rewards Markham’s youth for dedication to the environment through academic studies and participation in extracurricular, volunteer and community service activities with the goal of encouraging continued environmental leadership at the post-secondary level.

“We have recognized 98 graduates since our Bursary program was launched in 2011” said Bruce Ander, president and CEO of Markham District Energy. “Each student that has received this award has contributed to their school and community in unique ways. Collectively, our Bursary recipients have made a significant difference. Congratulations.”

The recipients, graduating students from each of Markham’s high schools, achieved success through a variety of initiatives ranging from tree plantings, battery recycling and community clean-ups to participating in stewardship programs and developing youth charters. They plan to continue pursuing success in environmental programs of study at the post-secondary level.


About Markham District Energy

MDE, an energy company owned by the City of Markham, is committed to continuing as a leading developer of municipally owned district energy systems providing strategic foundations for Markham’s Greenprint Sustainability Plan and economic development objectives. MDE owns and operates award-wining community energy systems serving buildings in the developing urban centres of Markham Centre and Cornell Centre.

Media Contact: Jacquieline Macklin 905-752-3368

Read about the 2017 recipients