Earth Day Canada is accepting nominations for its Hometown Hero Awards. Their Program Manager Jennifer Mack says the awards fall into four categories individuals, groups, businesses and a new youth category. She explained it’s an award that’s going to go to an outstanding youth who is either doing work in their school community or their general community or both and that is a five thousand dollar cash prize that the youth can either donate to an environmental cause of their choice or they can choose to use it in the form of a scholarship to go towards their post secondary studies.
Winners in each category win cash prizes that they can donate to programs that support local environmental causes. Information and nomination forms can be found at their website www.earthday.ca/hometown with the deadline June 30th.