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Nominations - Canadian Award for Environmental Innovation

Do you know someone who is committed to improving Canada’s environment? Has he or she blown you away with novel green initiatives?

The Canadian Award for Environmental Innovation, launched by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada in 2009, recognizes individuals in business, government, academia or community organizations who are actively contributing to the protection or restoration of the environment.

“The submissions received last year prove Canadians have an undeniable commitment to environmental issues,” says Chip Allan, 3M Canada’s executive director of community relations. “We hope this award helps recognize the people who share 3M’s innovative spirit through their important environmental initiatives, while encouraging others to be creative, get involved and make a difference.”

Last year’s inaugural winner, Sidney Ribaux, co-founded Équiterre, a Montréal-based social and environmental organization that has become one of the most influential in Quebec. Focusing on issues such as ecological agriculture and energy efficiency, Équiterre encourages citizens, businesses and governments to make environmentally responsible choices.

To nominate a candidate, visit The Canadian Award for Environmental Innovation website by Aug. 31, 2010. The award will be presented at the Society’s College of Fellows Dinner in Ottawa on November 4.

— Ainslie Cruickshank

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Canadian Geographic magazine is an excellent resource for teachers and students. It provides posters in both official languages, such as the St. Lawrence Seaway map, as well as short geography related news items suitable for current events. In addition, the June issue each year is devoted to environmental issues such as wind energy.”

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