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Conservation Halton Award Nominations close on Friday, May 3

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Media Release For Immediate Release Friday, April 26, 2013

BURLINGTON – Conservation Halton (CH) wants to remind everyone there is just one week left to nominate environmental champions for the 2013 Environmental Awards of Excellence.

Candidates for an award can be nominated by any individual or organization. Nominations are due by Friday, May 3, 2013 by midnight, and can be submitted online through Conservation Halton’s website, www.conservationhalton.ca or by fax to 905-336-7014. The winners will be recognized at the Awards evening on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Conservation Halton administration office in Burlington.

If you know an individual, school, company or group who has worked hard to protect, preserve or enhance the environment then you can nominate them for an award in one of eight categories:

  • Citizen
  • Citizen (Youth)
  • Community
  • Corporate
  • Education (Individual)
  • Education (Group or School)
  • Media / Blogger
  • Stewardship

What makes them an environmental champion? It could be demonstrating a commitment with an act of green large or small, promoting an environmental initiative, encouraging others to get involved or doing something benefitting our local environment. Your friend, co-worker, neighbour or family member could be an environmental champion, or it could be a local youth or a school group, business or organization.

Completing the nomination form takes only a few minutes. Be sure you provide plenty of background information on the nominee and their accomplishments to help the selection committee in making their decision. Here are some other helpful tips for nominations:

  • Nominees will be judged on the quality of their achievement in one of the categories
  • Nominations should include sufficient information to give the selection committee a good idea about who the nominee is and the impact of their accomplishment
  • Include any additional information you feel will support the nomination, such as photos, testimonial letters, media stories, etc.

For more information about the categories, the criteria and how to apply call Conservation Halton at (905) 336-1158 or follow the link in the Spotlight section on our website at www.conservationhalton.ca. Remember nominations are due by Friday, May 3, 2013 at midnight.

Since 1982, Conservation Halton has been recognizing people and organizations that have made significant contributions to conservation in the Halton watershed. Nominees have included such groups as teacher associations, scout and guide groups, naturalist clubs, corporations, government agencies, farmers and private landowners.

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Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators along with a network of volunteers who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.

Contacts:
Hassaan Basit
Director Communications Services
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 270
E-mail: hbasit@hrca.on.ca

Norm Miller
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233
E-mail: nmiller@hrca.on.ca