Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires has announced the recipients of the 2018 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards.
The Education for Sustainability Award goes to William Bill Taylor at Frontier Collegiate in Cranberry Portage. Taylor has been a teacher in northern Manitoba since 1989 and over the course of his career has led his students on a number of environmental and social initiatives. He says he considers himself very fortunate to be able to influence the youth he teaches and adults alongside noting the earth is in a fragile state and it is up to each of us to plant the seed that will help future generations witness the beauty and avail themselves of the natural resources. He therefore encourages everyone to do their small part to reduce the stressors that our planet is facing. He adds he uses a sustainable development or global goal as his guide and believes our actions always speak louder than our words.
These awards honor people, projects and ideas that successfully turn the province’s principles and guidelines of sustainable development into concrete lasting achievements.