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Help Earth Day Canada recognize local environmental heroes

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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It’s not Earth Day until April, but Earth Day Canada has launched its Hometown Heroes Award Program 2017.

Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national charity that inspires and supports people across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities.

Earth Day Canada leads an annual Earth Day campaign in conjunction with free, year-round, award-winning programs that get people outside, interacting with the natural environment—this, in turn, fosters an intrinsically motivated, enduring commitment to stewardship and conservation.

EDC works closely with school-aged children and youth through its renowned EcoKids program and new EarthPLAY initiative, and recognizes via its Hometown Heroes Awards those who are leading the way in solving environmental challenges. hometownheroespsafr

The Hometown Heroes Award Program has become one of Canada’s most prestigious environmental awards. Established in 2004, the program recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, groups and small businesses fostering meaningful, long-term community awareness and action. Local heroes, working at a grassroots level and often with very limited resources, can make an enormous difference to the health of the planet.


Earth Day Canada has launched the Hometown Heroes Award Program 2017. To learn more, visit


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