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And the winners of REAP's 2015 Be Local Awards are...

REAP businesses are recognized for excellence in sustainability in REAP's annual Be Local Awards

From August 10-October 31 Calgarians voted for their favourite REAP businesses on our website. We’d like to extend our congratulations to:

In addition to your favourites, we’re recognizing four local businesses that are going above and beyond to conserve energy, strengthen the local economy, protect the environment, and fight poverty in Calgary through four separate awards. Our partner organizations - Bullfrog Power, Thrive, Green Knight Environmental, and Vibrant Communities Calgary respectively - determined these winners based on their selection criteria:

We’d like to thank our title sponsor, First Calgary Financial, for their support of this exciting program as well as all of our leadership award partners and iKue Fotographie for sponsoring the awards presentation.

And thank you for voting! Your support for local business is making our city a more vibrant place.



1. Tell us what you liked best about this year’s Be Local Awards and/or if you have suggestions for how we can improve the program. Send an email to

2. Shop local this holiday season to keep our communities strong and vibrant. Consult our directory for inspiration!

3. Watch our Living Locally articles this holiday season for ideas on local gifts that give back, including this article on our new Be Local lip balm. Makes a great stocking stuffer!