Environmental Events & Programs

Wondering how you and your family can live green? In Coquitlam we make it easy for you to make choices that are better for the environment with ongoing programs and special events throughout the year.

Nominate an Environmental Champion - Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

The City of Coquitlam holds environmental achievement award and volunteer celebrations to recognize community volunteers who excel in the areas of conservation, public awareness, environmental education, habitat enhancement and sustainable living.

Environmental Achievement ​Awards ​2020

The Environmental Achievement Awards recognize volunteers and environmental stewards who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promote, preserve and enhance Coquitlam's natural environment.

Nominations can be made for individuals or groups who volunteer or go above and beyond in the areas of environmental conservation/protection, environmental education/public awareness, sustainable living and habitat enhancement/rehabilitation.

A sample of volunteer actions and projects from previous years includes: shoreline cleanups, litter cleanups, nest box maintenance and guided public hikes, educational events and invasive plant removal and stewardship activities. Eligible volunteers and organizations can also nominate themselves.

Nominees do not need to be residents of Coquitlam, but the activities for which they are being nominated should occur in Coquitlam or should be of benefit to our community.

Eligible Projects & Activities

  • Environmental conservation/protection
  • Environmental education/public awareness
  • Sustainable living – recycling, composting, invasive species management, energy and water conservation, gardening, etc.
  • Habitat enhancement/rehabilitation


  • Individual Green Sprout – ages 3-12
  • Individual – ages 13-18
  • Individual – 19 and over
  • Teacher or Educator
  • Group – School or Youth Club
  • Group – Organization, Service Club, etc.
  • Lifetime Achievement - 20 years or more of volunteer experience​

Nomination Form - Online & PDF  

Please feel free to complete the online nomination form, or you can print off the form, complete it and drop it off with any additional materials at Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way (Engineering Customer Service Counter - Ground Floor).

Environmental Achievement ​Awards Nomination Online Form


Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020.



Coquitlam Environmental Volunteers

Check out this inspirational slideshow from 2019 that shows some previous environmental volunteers at work.

Environmental Volunteer Opportunities

Coquitlam residents with an interest in volunteering have a number of opportunities and are encouraged to sign up at www.coquitlam.ca/volunteer

Those who wish to take part in activities such as invasive plant removal from City parks, tree planting, helping at environmental events, and wearing the City’s bear and salmon mascot costumes can find ​those specific options ​and more at www.coquitlam.ca/adopta​park.

The City also has a popular Adopt-A-Street program www.coquitlam.ca/adoptastreet.