They 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.