Jan 302019

Heroes of the Environment – applications now open  

Kawartha Lakes – The Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (CKLEAC) is looking for nominations for this year’s Environmental Hero of the Year Award. Nominees are recognized for their outstanding contributions to our community during 2018. 

Do you know an individual or group from Kawartha Lakes that has worked to address a local environmental issue in 2018?

Have they made an outstanding environmental contribution within the municipality?

Have they acted successfully to influence change for the benefit of the environment with out any expectation of reward? 

These are all signs of an environmental hero. “We know many people throughout Kawartha Lakes are working tirelessly to protect our natural environment,” explains Pat Warren, Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee. “This award is an opportunity to publicly recognize their achievements and thank them for their dedication to our community.”

Nominations for the Environmental Hero of the Year Award close March 15, 2019. 

CKLEAC is also looking for submissions for the Environmental Hero Youth Award, a special designation presented to students living in Kawartha Lakes who have shown a commitment to improving the wellness of the environment. 

The Youth Award will be presented to three students (groups may apply) that showcase a project they’ve worked on within the current 2018-2019 school year that is related to the environment.  Along with a special plaque, winning recipients of the Youth Award will receive a free pizza party for their class (courtesy of Boston Pizza) and a special native tree species to plant on their school’s property (courtesy of Pineneedle Farms). 

Applications for the Environmental Hero Youth Award close May 15, 2019.

To submit a nomination or application for the Environmental Hero Awards, please visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/environment-awards.

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