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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Home Town Heroes- Nominate One Today! (Exp Apr.22)

Search Amazon.com for Earth Day CanadaHometown Heroes-Ecological Individuals, Groups Businesses Nomination Forms
Nominate yourself, or recognize a neighbour!  Earth Day Canada recognizes Hometown heroes who overcome environmental obstacles,engage others in support of a sustainable community. You may know them as a neighbour, volunteer group or local business, but to Earth Day Canada, they’re Hometown Heroes working to support a healthier environment. Find out about the prizes and qualifications for the Hometown Heroes Awards.
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Help Canada recognize and celebrate environmental leaders: individuals, groups or small businesses, who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action.

Awards:

  • 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)
  • Group Hometown Heroes Award, with a $10 000 cash-prize to support their work,
  • Small Business Hometown Heroes Award, receiving an all-expenses paid* trip to attend any professional development course, workshop, summit or conference focused on environmental sustainability and/or conservation within Canada.
Nominate yourself, an individual, group, organization or small business from your community by April 22nd, 2011.

Eligibility Criteria

Individual Hometown Heroes Award

Earth Day Canada will consider individual candidates who

  • Demonstrate outstanding environmental leadership, commitment and achievements in their communities
  • Carry out unpaid, not-for-profit environmental efforts, outside of the candidate’s employment activities, with notable accomplishments that have resulted in continuous, long-term and sustainable impacts within local communities
  • Engage, educate and/or empower community members to support a healthier environment
  • Focus their environmental efforts in Canada
  • Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants)
  • Are not elected officials (applicable to all levels of Government)
  • Have completed and submitted the Hometown Heroes nomination package, including all forms and supporting documentation, by April 22nd, 2011.

Group Hometown Heroes Award

Earth Day Canada will consider group candidates who:
  • Operate as a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization, volunteer group or school
  • Demonstrate outstanding environmental leadership, commitment and achievements in local communities
  • Carry out not-for-profit environmental efforts with notable accomplishments that have resulted in continuous, long-term and sustainable impacts within local communities
  • Engage, educate and/or empower community members to support a healthier environment
  • Focus their environmental efforts in Canada
  • Are not an agency of the Government (applicable to all levels of Government)
  • Have completed and submitted the Hometown Heroes nomination package, including all forms and supporting documentation, by April 22nd, 2011.

Small Business Hometown Heroes Award

Earth Day Canada will consider small business candidates who:
  • Are Canadian-owned and operated, and have operated as a registered business for at least two years
  • Have fewer than 20 employees
  • Demonstrate outstanding environmental leadership, innovation and benefits beyond their products and/or services
  • Prioritize long-term environmental planning and/or commitment as an integral part of their business model and/or operations that have resulted in positive sustainable impacts
  • Are engaged in internal initiatives that incorporate environmental best practices, resource conservation and green living from supply chain management to employee engagement programs
  • Serve as community ambassadors, influencing and engaging suppliers, customers and the general public to educate and/or empower them to support a healthier environment
  • Are not government or quasi-government entities
  • Have completed and submitted the Hometown Heroes nomination package, including all forms and supporting documentation, by April 22nd, 2011.
Click Here to get the nomination forms from Earth Day Canada.

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