Monday, January 17, 2011

Green Toronto Awards and Live Green Toronto Grants

No matter how cold it gets, winter is not a time for hibernation when there are so many exciting things going on. The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for two of its important environmental programs: the Green Toronto Awards and the Live Green Toronto Grants.

Green Toronto Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Green Toronto Awards, the City of Toronto's environmental awards of excellence celebrating the individuals, organizations, and companies leading the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto.

Winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony this spring (April 15th on the main stage at the Green Living Show) and will receive $5,000 to further their work on the environment or donate to an environmental charity of their choice. What a great prize!

There are ten categories in total:
  • Green Business - new!
  • Green Home - new!
  • Community Projects
  • Youth Leadership
  • Energy Conservation
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Green Design
  • Leadership
  • Local Food
  • Water Efficiency

Nominations close February 7th at midnight. To apply and learn more, visit the Green Toronto Awards website.

Live Green Toronto Grants

Resident and community groups and charitable and not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for funds to take on projects that green our neighbourhoods, reduce emissions, clean our air, and help us adapt to climate change. Please note that for-profit businesses and individuals are not eligible to apply.

Community Investment Program: grants of up to $25,000 are available for community-led projects that address environmental priorities such as local food, sustainable transportation, and renewable energy.

Capital Projects Fund: grants of up to $250,000 are available for capital projects such as building retrofits and green infrastructure.

Letters of interest are due January 31st. The City is hosting two information sessions this week at North York and Etobicoke Civic Centres. More information and the online application form can be found on the Live Green Toronto website.

Good luck to all candidates/applicants!

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