Deadline to enter 2013 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards fast approaching!

Deadline to enter 2013 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards fast approaching! 
Awards totalling $75,000 will recognize excellence in home energy solutions 
TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Got a great home energy efficiency solution? If 
so you could win a share of $75,000 in awards being offered through the 
Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards - but time to enter is running out! Submissions 
must be made to the Scotiabank EcoLiving website by February 15, 2013 to be 
considered for one of three awards. 
The Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards is a unique Canada-wide awards program that 
recognizes businesses, innovators and students for excellence in the 
development of home energy efficiency products, services and solutions. 
"The EcoLiving Awards showcase outstanding Canadian home energy efficiency 
solutions at all levels - from students to business leaders - and we encourage 
everyone who has an idea, solution or product to make a submission in time to 
be considered for an award," said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate 
Social Responsibility for Scotiabank. "It's the only awards program in Canada 
that recognizes home efficiency excellence so it's the perfect opportunity for 
innovators to share their ideas for a chance to win awards totalling $75,000!" 
The Scotiabank EcoLiving awards are: 


    --  The Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award ($50,000) - 
        to be awarded to a business or individual who is leading the
        way in home energy efficiency products, services or solutions.
    --  The EcoLiving Innovators Award ($15,000) - will go to a
        business or individual who is demonstrating innovation in home
        energy efficiency products, services and solutions. Where the
        Business Leadership Award will focus primarily on the execution
        of a proven idea or program, the Innovator's Award will focus
        on the introduction of exciting new ideas for products or
        programs.
    --  The Scotiabank EcoLiving Student Leadership Award ($10,000) -
        will be awarded to a full-time college or university student
        who demonstrates promise for the future of home energy
        conservation.

Full information on the awards, including submission forms, key dates, 
eligibility and judging criterion are now available exclusively on 
Scotiabank's EcoLiving website, http://ecoliving.scotiabank.com/awards.

The first EcoLiving Awards were presented in 2011 to winners from across 
Canada. BUILD of Winnipeg, Manitoba won the Scotiabank EcoLiving Business 
Leadership Award for its pioneering not-for-profit program of retrofitting 
low-income Winnipeg homes with energy saving materials. EcoPlusHome of 
Bathurst, New Brunswick, a company that designs and builds prefabricated homes 
that put zero demand on the power grid, won the Scotiabank EcoLiving 
Innovators Award. Eden Full, of Calgary, Alberta, received the Scotiabank 
EcoLiving Student Leadership Award for her invention of the SunSaluter, an 
affordable tracking rotation system that maximizes the output of solar panels 
requiring 40 per cent fewer panels. Learn more about their solutions and 
progress at http://ecoliving.scotiabank.com/articles/where-are-they-now

About the Scotiabank EcoLiving Program
The Scotiabank EcoLiving Program launched in June, 2010. The website, 
www.scotiabank.com/ecoliving, is a unique online consumer resource that 
provides home greening options together with government rebate and financial 
savings information all in one place - providing an easy-to-use resource for 
Canadians to learn about, plan and compare green home improvement options. The 
website includes project planning tools and a financial calculator to allow 
visitors to compare products and rebates, plan and finance their projects and 
see the savings that can result from each energy efficient renovation. The 
EcoLiving Magazine is available twice yearly in Scotiabank branches and the 
Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards recognize innovation in residential energy 
efficiency.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and 
Canada's most international bank. With more than 81,000 employees, Scotiabank 
and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more than 55 countries 
around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services 
including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. In December 
2012, Scotiabank became the first Canadian bank to be named Global Bank of the 
Year and Bank of the Year in the Americas by The Banker magazine, a Financial 
Times publication. With assets of $668 billion (as at October 31, 2012), 
Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more 
information please visit www.scotiabank.com.

Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Media Communications, 
416-933-0646,d.clark@scotiabank.com

SOURCE: Scotiabank

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