Earth Day Canada Rewards Hometown Heroes

edc.jpgThey overcome environmental obstacles. They engage others in support of a sustainable community. You may know them as a neighbour, friend or local volunteer group, but to Earth Day Canada, they’re Hometown Heroes working to support a healthier environment.

The Hometown Heroes Award Program, established by Earth Day Canada in 2004, recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, whether an individual, group or organization, who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action.

Heroic candidates can win either the Individual Hometown Heroes Award, with a $10 000 cash-prize ($5 000 to keep and $5 000 to donate to the environmental cause of their choice), or the Group Hometown Heroes Award, with a $10 000 cash-prize to support their work.

Nominate yourself, an individual or group from your community by Earth Day, April 22nd, 2010.

Visit www.earthday.ca/hometown more information and to download the application form.

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