Who is the Greenest of them all?

Call for Nominations for the 2009 Green Toronto Awards

Toronto, ON, January 12, 2009 – Nominations are now being accepted for the Green Toronto Awards – the City of Toronto’s environmental awards of excellence. The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Green Living Show, invites residents of Toronto to nominate the companies, organizations and individuals who are helping to green Toronto.

"Torontonians are environmentalists by nature and we should celebrate all those who are making a real difference in our city," said Mayor David Miller. "I encourage everyone to make a nomination and help us recognize and reward the individuals, organizations and companies that are leading the way to a clean, green, modern and more liveable city."

The Green Toronto Awards ceremony will be hosted by Mayor David Miller, Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and the world renowned environmentalist and actor Ed Begley, Jr. on April 23, 2009.

At the awards ceremony, which kicks off the Green Living Show, the City of Toronto and The Green Living Show will roll out the green carpet to honour those who have demonstrated outstanding environmental achievement. A winner will be announced in each award category: community projects, energy conservation, environmental awareness, green design, green roof, leadership, market transformation, water efficiency and youth. Each winner will receive a prestigious Green Toronto Award and a $5,000 donation to a registered charity of their choice.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 27 at 5 p.m. For more information on the awards and nomination process, please visit www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

– 30 –

Media contact: Holly Beetham, Applause! Communications, (416) 217-0700 ext. 301, holly@applausecommunications.com

Leave a comment or question...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.