City Employee Earns National Clean50 Award

Sep 25, 2015

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 25, 2015

The City of Greater Sudbury is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Babin-Fenske, Coordinator of EarthCare Sudbury Initiatives, has been chosen as a recipient of Canada's Clean 50 award for leadership at a municipal level, in the Cities category, in the field of making city living more sustainable.

"On behalf of all or our employees, I want to congratulate Jennifer on receiving this award," Paul Baskcomb, General Manager of Growth and Development for the City of Greater Sudbury said. "Her work exemplifies many of the City's values, including collaboration, relationship-building, and dedication."

Canada's Clean50 award winners are a group of 50 individuals chosen from over 500 nominees across 16 different sectors, by sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group, with advice from industry advisors, and based on the nominees' submissions.

"Jennifer Babin-Fenske was chosen after rigourous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among Honourees selected from an initial pool of over 550 well qualified nominees," Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer of Delta Management Group said. "Delta's criteria in determining Honourees is to consider carefully actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the Honouree's contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action."

"I am honoured to have been recognized among this group of highly talented leaders throughout Canada," Babin-Fenske said. "Our community has been very supportive of our initiatives; this award is truly a recognition of the amazing partnerships that I have been fortunate enough to build."

Some of the work that Babin-Fenske has spearheaded includes:
- Coordinating the City's application for and subsequent receipt of the international Blue Flag award in 2015;
- Developing the annual March Break EarthCare mini-festival at the Greater Sudbury Public Library;
- Developing a Butterfly Kit Guide for Teachers; and
- Promoting the annual Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant tours.

She has increased community engagement by raising awareness of funding deadlines, networking opportunities, events and programs, such as the National Commuter Challenge, which has increased in registrations from 30 in 2012 to over 300 registrations in 2015.

For more information regarding the Clean50, visit their website at