November 6, 2006

Nominations invited for Canadian Environment Awards

TORONTO, ONT-The Canadian Environment Awards program is again inviting nominations from the Canadian public. These will be accepted until December 8, 2006 for the various levels of environmental achievement: the Community Awards; the Citation of Lifetime Achievement; the Ideas for Life Award; and the Green Team Challenge, the program's youth initiative. As the flagship program of the Canadian Environment Awards, the Community Awards honour environmental action at the local level. Since 2002, more than 500 community-based projects and programs have been nominated for recognition, with nearly 100 reaching the finalist stage. Nominations for the Community Awards may be submitted in six environmental categories: Climate Change; Conservation; Environmental Health; Environmental Learning; Restoration & Rehabilitation; and Sustainable Living. Three finalists in each of these categories will be selected by a panel of judges representing the geographic diversity of Canada. The finalists and their achievements will be profiled in Canadian Geographic magazine's June 2007 "Special Report on the Environment" and in May issues of Maclean's and L'actualitÈ. The Gold and Silver Award winners will be announced June 4, 2007 in Montreal, during Canada's Environment Week. The Canadian Environment Awards was established in 2002 by Canadian Geographic Enterprises with the support of the federal government and private-sector companies. Shell Canada is the program's founding corporate sponsor. More information is available from Diane Chaperon-Lor, 416/653-0849, E-mail, Web site

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