Green Toronto Awards open for nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Green Toronto Awards, the City of Toronto’s environmental awards of excellence. The City of Toronto, in partnership with Green Living, invites residents to nominate local individuals, companies and organizations leading the way to a greener Toronto.

A winner in each of nine categories will receive an award and $5,000 to donate to a registered charity of their choice:

New category for 2010 – Local Food – leadership in creating, managing and promoting local food.

Community Projects – volunteers in action to green our neighbourhoods.

Energy Conservation – systems and technologies which reduce and conserve energy.

Environmental Awareness – leadership in raising eco-awareness.

Green Design – leadership in innovative and sustainable green design and architecture.

Green Roof – leadership in green roof and living wall projects.

Leadership – individual leadership which transforms our environment.

Water Efficiency – leadership in managing and reducing water use.

Youth – Toronto youth (18 and under) leading by example.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 12, 2010. Nominations may be submitted online at http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards.