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January 8, 2008
Nominations open for 2008 Green Toronto Awards
Nominations for the fourth annual Green Toronto Awards - the City of Toronto’s environmental awards of excellence - are now open. The Green Toronto Awards recognize and celebrate individuals, community groups and companies that are leading the way to a greener and healthier Toronto.

“The Green Toronto Awards recognize the people, groups and businesses that help make Toronto one of the greenest cities in the world,” said Mayor David Miller. “It’s a testament to our great city that so many Torontonians step up where they can and join us in showing leadership on the environment.”

The Green Toronto Awards recognize leadership in 10 categories: community projects, youth projects, energy conservation, environmental awareness, green design, green roof, health, leadership, market transformation, and water efficiency. Each of the 10 winners will receive a Green Toronto Award and $5,000 to donate to the environmental organization of their choice.

“The Green Toronto Awards give everyone the opportunity to participate with the City in recognizing environmental leadership,” said Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone. “I encourage people to let us know who the leaders are, and submit nominations for this year’s awards.”

The awards are presented in partnership by the City of Toronto and Green Living Enterprises, with the generous support of corporate and media sponsors. Corporate sponsors for the 2008 awards include: Enbridge, Loblaw Companies Limited, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Stantec Architecture Limited, Toronto Community Foundation, Toronto Hydro, Toronto Water, and the Green Living Show.

The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Friday, February 29 at 5 p.m. Nominees must operate in and/or directly effect the environment of Toronto, and their program must have been operational in 2007. Elected officials, City of Toronto staff and previous winners of Green Toronto Awards are not eligible.

For more information about the awards and an online application, visit Information is also available by calling the Toronto Environment Office at 416-392-2984.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Nancy Ruscica, Toronto Environment Office, City of Toronto, 416-392-2984,



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