Yukon Energy Corporation and the Association of Yukon Communities are working together to recognize leadership in sustainable community development. Together we have created an award for initiatives that demonstrate practical, innovative solutions that enhance the environmental sustainability of Yukon’s communities. The award will be given out annually.
In 2007, The City of Whitehorse was the first recipient of the Yukon Sustainable Community Award for the City’s work on the Porter Creek Lower Bench planning and design charrette.
2008's award went jointly to the Teslin Tlingit Council and the Village of Teslin for the work they did on completing a community sustainability plan.
The Town of Faro received the 2009 award for its creative thinking in terms of improvements to its water and sewage infrastructure.
In 2010 the City of Whitehorse was given the award for its work on the city's Official Community Plan.
See the Association of Yukon Communities' website for more details about this award.