Earth Day seeking eco-hero nominees

Earth Day Canada (EDC), in partnership with Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, is looking for Canada’s 2013 Hometown Heroes.

The search is on for the country’s hometown eco heroes.

Earth Day Canada (EDC), in partnership with Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, is looking for Canada’s 2013 Hometown Heroes. The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, groups or small businesses who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action.

“All across the country members of the community are taking action to support a healthier environment,” said Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada.

“More importantly, they are inspiring and engaging others to solve environmental challenges. We are recognizing and celebrating these environmental heroes and their achievements while providing some financial support to help them continue their valuable efforts.”

Heroic candidates can win the Individual Hometown Heroes Award — a $10,000 cash-prize to donate to a local environmental group/cause of their choice; the Group Hometown Heroes Award — a $10,000 cash-prize to support their work; or the Small Business Hometown Heroes Award — a $5,000 cash-prize that must be used by the business to make an operational change that results in the business lessening their environmental impact, and permission from EDC to use the award and the EDC logo for one year to help market and promote the business and/or an approved product.

For more information, or to nominate yourself, a friend, a group or small business from your community, visit earthday.ca/hometown.

The nomination deadline is April 1.