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