Weyburn – The Southeast Saskatchewan Airshed Association (SESAA) announced on March 4 the launch of its Clean Air Leadership Awards program.
“Improving air quality and keeping clean air clean is fundamental to the quality of life in our communities” said SESAA Executive Director Terry Gibson. “The Clean Air Leadership Awards will provide recognition for initiatives undertaken in the region that are doing just that.”
The Southeast Saskatchewan Airshed Association (SESAA) was established in 2005 to identify local air quality issues and to develop innovative solutions for managing these issues. Gibson indicated, “The Association is now well established in the region and includes representation from industry, government, local governments and other stakeholders. We believe it is important to recognize individuals, organizations and companies who are demonstrating leadership by their actions, in ensuring good air quality. By highlighting these initiatives, we hope we can encourage even more initiatives to be undertaken.”
The Awards will be presented at a breakfast on June 3, 2015, Clean Air Day, in Weyburn. Tickets to the event are $15 per individual or $100 per table of 8. “The Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show is happening at the same time so we hope to have great attendance. Oil and gas companies form a large proportion of members in the SESAA so it makes sense to have our first ever event at this time and in this location,” said Gibson.
Nominations are now being accepted for the awards. Initiatives in the region that advance the understanding and/or awareness of air quality, promote improvements in air quality through policy, regulation or practice, or improve air quality monitoring in the region are all eligible to be nominated. Nomination forms and event ticket information can be found on the SESAA website at: www.sesaa.ca. Nominations close April 15, 2015.