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2017 DESA Winners Announced at Business Expo

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The recipients of Devon’s second ever Devon Environmental Sustainability Awards (DESA) were announced October 14 at the Devon Business Expo. Congratulations to Urban Whyte for being selected as the first place winner of this year’s award and to Kingsman Cleaning for finishing in a close second.

There was an increase in applications for a DESA this year with six local businesses putting their names in to be selected for the award.

“It was great to see more of our local businesses apply for the DESA this year,” said Andy Tchir, Environment and Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Devon. “Congratulations to both the winners and all the other businesses that applied for an award this year and I hope to see all of your names plus more back for next year’s awards.”

1st Place: Urban Whyte

  • Urban Whyte is a home décor company that creates specialized household items from materials that would otherwise go to waste.  At Urban Whyte, they use a variety of techniques to repurpose waste materials into new high-demand items.

2nd Place: Kingsman Cleaning

  • Kingsman Cleaning is a housekeeping service that goes the extra mile to do its part in taking care of the environment. At Kingsman Cleaning they use eco-friendly plant-based cleaning products and divert waste by ensuring all recyclable materials and organics are dealt with in an appropriate way in all of the homes that they service.

Runner Ups

  • Snippers Inc.
  • Heavens to Betsy
  • Devon Total Fitness
  • Chris’s Computers

Learn more about the Devon Environmental Sustainability Awards at devon.ca/DESA.


Andy Tchir
Environment and Sustainability Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8333
E: ATchir@Devon.ca

Justin Janke
Communications Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8302
E: JJanke@Devon.ca



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