May 3, 2004

Finalists named for 2004 Canadian Environment Awards

OTTAWA, ONT-Monte Hummel, president and executive director of World Wildlife Fund Canada, has been named the recipient of the Canadian Environment Awards' Citation of Lifetime Achievement, in recognition of his 26-year tenure at WWF Canada and long-standing commitment to Canadian conservation. Finalists for the program's Community Awards for 2004 were also announced last week. All will be recognized at the awards ceremony which will be held on May 31 to launch Canada's Environment Week (May 30-June 5). The 17 finalists, chosen by a panel from nominations submitted by the general public, represent six categories: Climate Change, Conservation, Environmental Health, Environmental Learning, Restoration and Rehabilitation, and Sustainable Living. Among the finalists are: Eliza Olson of the Burns Bog Conservation Society in Delta, BC (Conservation); Bruce Walker, research director for the Montreal environmental group STOP; the Save Our Seine (SOS) River Protection Society, in Winnipeg (Restoration and Rehabilitation); and the Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation's solid waste diversion program, Moncton, New Brunswick (Sustainable Living). Now in its third year, the Canadian Environment Awards program is a partnership between the federal government and Canadian Geographic Enterprises, which manages the program. Fourteen Canadian corporations, led by Shell Canada, also sponsor the Awards. Full details on this year's Canadian Environment Awards finalists are available on the Canadian Geographic Web site, www.canadiangeographic.ca/cea2004.
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