Yves Rocher Foundation’s Women of the Earth Awards

logoYR_fondation.jpgWomen who act deserve to be rewarded. The Yves Rocher Foundation’s Women of the Earth Awards honour “eco-citizen women,” who are often unknown but who fight daily to preserve the environment. During the four years of the Canadian awards 40,000 euros have been bestowed to women protecting the environment.

From coast to coast, be it the protection of forests, mountains, marine or urban habitat, the winners chosen over the years have all devoted their lives to protect Canadian nature, which is seemingly so vast yet so fragile.

Download the Women of the Earth application form at www.yvesrocherpromo.ca/foundation. The deadline to return them is September 30, 2009 to Yves Rocher, ”Women of the Earth Awards”, 2199 Fernand-Lafontaine Blvd., Longueuil, Quebec, J4G 2V7.

The first place winner will receive 5,000 euros, second place 3,000 euros and third place 2,000 euros for their respective projects. The first place winner in Canada also competes with winners from other participating countries around the world for the chance to win the international grand prize, an additional 10,000 euros for her project.

About the Women of the Earth Awards
The Yves Rocher Foundation created the awards in 2001 to recognize women who act on behalf of nature and humankind. They are distributed in 15 countries across Europe, North America and North Africa. To date 200 women have been rewarded for their actions that protect the plant world in more than 50 countries world-wide.

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