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Markham District Energy Recognizes Youth Environmental Leaders

MARKHAM, ON – June 13, 2012 – Markham District Energy (MDE) and Markham Council held an awards presentation during last night’s Council Meeting to recognize the 2012 recipients of the Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary. With a number of guests in attendance, MDE and Markham Council recognized the 14 bursary recipients, each from the graduating class of a Markham high school.

Launched in December 2010 in celebration of MDE’s 10th anniversary, the Bursary encourages and rewards graduating Markham high school students who have distinguished themselves through environmental leadership and academic excellence. MDE grants 14 bursaries – one for each of Markham’s high schools – of $1,000 each, which are intended to be applied directly towards educational expenses associated with post-secondary education in a field related to sciences and the environment.

“We are pleased to recognize these 14 high school students,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Our commitment is to transform Markham into one of the most sustainable cities in North America. MDE, owned by Markham, is a leader in sustainable municipal energy systems, so it’s fitting that we recognize today’s young leaders as they build their environmental credentials.”

“We are delighted to reward the group of recipients before us tonight,” said Deputy Mayor and MDE Chair Jack Heath. “As a leader in district energy in Canada, MDE supports Markham’s young environmental leaders as they continue studying and developing their passion for sciences and the environment.”

“Markham District Energy is extremely proud to deliver its bursary program to this year’s group of students,” said MDE President Bruce Ander. “Each recipient has demonstrated a commitment to the environment and through our bursary program, we are able to reward their commitment and support them in their post-secondary studies.”


About Markham District Energy

MDE, an energy company owned by Markham, is committed to developing world-class community-based district energy systems to encourage local economic development and demonstrate environmental leadership. MDE owns and operates award-wining EcoLogo certified community energy systems in Markham Centre and the urban development surrounding the Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Media Contact: Emily Turney 905-752-3368

Read about the 2012 recipients