Program honours environmental heroes

Earth Day Canada’s Hometown Heroes award program has launched

Earth Day Canada’s Hometown Heroes award program has launched and is looking for everyday eco-heroes who are doing extraordinary work to create greener communities across Canada.

This program, made possible through a partnership with Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, groups and small businesses who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action.

Candidates can win one of the following:

• Individual Hometown Heroes Award — a $10,000 cash–prize to donate to a local environmental group/cause of their choice

• Group Hometown Heroes Award — a $10,000 cash–prize to support their work

• Small Business Hometown Heroes Award — a $5,000 cash-prize (must be used by the business to make an operational change that results in the business lessening their environmental impact), and permission from Earth Day Canada (EDC) to use the award and the EDC logo for one year (to help market and promote the business and/or an approved product)

“People in Canada are working hard to support environment-related initiatives in their community,” said Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada.

“Their dedication inspires people around them to do the same, so it is essential to celebrate our community heroes and highlight their achievements. Providing financial support for their valuable efforts is an important part of the Hometown Heroes Award.”


The nomination deadline for the Hometown Heroes award program is March 31. For more information, visit



Just Posted

Service with a smile: How inclusive workplaces benefit everyone

Vernon employee serves up service with a smile

North Okanagan residential market runs true to form

Market picking up as expected, OMREB says

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Business is booming in Lumby: Chamber

Chamber looks to capture history

A tough hill to climb: Armstrong business owner overcomes odds

Armstrong biologist-businesswoman celebrates a milestone anniversary

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Bobrovsky perfect as Blue Jackets blank Canucks 5-0

Vancouver shut out for 10th time this season

Kelowna artist featured on furniture

Shandra Smith’s work is now available on credenzas

Destructive blaze in West Kelowna fatal for cat

The fire at a West Kelowna condo claimed the life of one tenant’s cat

Sock Hop aims to send dancers back to another time

Writers’ Festival fundraiser in Salmon Arm springs into step for another year

Man pinned under metal tank in West Kelowna

Emergency personnel are on the scene

WWE, WCW elite hits Vernon mat for professional wrestling show

International wrestlers descend upon Vernon for Canadian Wrestling’s Elite anniversary tour

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Most Read