Automotive journalist Jeremy Sinek won the 2008 Volvo Award for Environmental Journalism.
Sinek won the eleventh annual Volvo award for his story entitled "Choosing the High Road." The award was presented by Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. as part of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) 25th annual awards dinner.
Automotive journalist Lesley Wimbush was runner-up for the Volvo award for her story entitled "Nissan's silent knight".
"I would like to congratulate both Jeremy and Lesley for their efforts in reporting on environmental issues affecting the automotive industry," said Jeff Pugliese, President and CEO for Volvo Canada. "The public's interest in these issues has been growing rapidly, which makes increasing awareness and understanding important. Jeremy and Lesley have managed to do just that, in this case focusing on fuel economy."
The Volvo Award for Environmental Journalism was created to encourage greater coverage of environmental issues as they pertain to the automobile in the hope that greater coverage of these issues will lead to a consuming public that is better able to make informed decisions in their purchase of automobiles and auto services. Judges look for the ability to make a complex subject understandable to the audience along with a high standard of reporting and writing.
The Volvo Award for Environmental Journalism is open to writers, editors, broadcasters and Internet publishers who are members of AJAC. Entries must have been published or broadcast in the year prior to the judging.
Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 42 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The company's product range includes the stylish and sporty C30, the elegant C70 hardtop convertible, the compact S40 sedan, the S60 sport sedan, the S80 flagship sedan and the versatile V50 and V70 wagon. For customers looking for a Volvo vehicle with all-road capability, the company offers the versatile XC70 and XC90. Volvo Canada is also expanding its line-up with the introduction of the new XC60, a crossover with the award-winning City Safety system on the standard equipment list.
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