VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA (June 7, 2011) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2011 VIATec Environmental Excellence Award. The award, as defined by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council, is for a company that has significantly demonstrated the environmental and economic benefits of sustainable technologies through the design/manufacture or implementation of “green” technologies which benefit the environment and human health and safety.
Carmanah also practices what it preaches. Carmanah’s Facility Manager, Allan Baxter, recently led an effort to implement a waste reduction and recycling program at Carmanah’s head office. Today, Carmanah is the first large technology company in Victoria to go effectively waste free, achieving a 99% reduction in waste production. Prior to the program, Company operations would have resulted in the equivalent of twelve dump trucks of waste going into the local landfill each year. After the recycling program was implemented, the amount of waste the Company sends to the local landfill has been reduced to the equivalent of four household bins. Ted Lattimore, Carmanah’s CEO, states, “This is a great achievement for Carmanah and an excellent example to other companies about the difference they can make locally. All of us here at Carmanah have had to change our behaviour towards how we handle waste. It has been a great growth experience for us all and has made us all think twice before we throw anything out. This has resulted in an attitude change that affects how we approach all activities Carmanah gets involved in."
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world's harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
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