Awarding inspiration

Nominate your environmental hero for an E.A.R.T.H. Award

Often, people making extraordinary efforts on behalf of the environment and our quality of life are unappreciated beyond their small circle of associates. EarthWorks’ E.A.R.T.H. (Environmental Action and Restoration That Helps) Awards help give these individuals and groups the wider acknowledgment they deserve, and will encourage others to follow their example.

In your daily life, you may have encountered individuals or groups worthy of nomination for an E.A.R.T.H. Award. It could be a student that has set up a recycling program at his or her school; a restaurant that has converted to recycled paper products; a government department that has eliminated pesticide use; or an organization that is promoting zero-waste. The list of possibilities is endless.

EarthWorks is asking the public to help identify potential recipients for the E.A.R.T.H. Awards. A nomination form can be obtained from the EarthWorks website,, or by calling the office at (858) 272-7423. The nomination deadline is May 15, 2007.

And, if you are one of the unrecognized champions of the environment… self-nominations are welcome.

The awards will be presented to the winners by San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye on June 7 at the 17th annual V.I.P. Reception.