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The 2023 Environmental Hero nominations are now open


Kawartha Lakes –The Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (KLEAC) is looking for nominations for the 2023 Environmental Hero Awards. Each year, the Committee recognizes individuals, businesses and students living in Kawartha Lakes who have shown a commitment to improving the wellness of the environment.

“The Environmental Hero Awards are a chance for residents to nominate environmental change-makers in Kawartha Lakes and bring attention to the amazing work they’re doing to help the environment,” said Councillor Pat Warren, KLEAC Council Representative.

Winners will receive a certificate from the Mayor and their project will be included in a KLEAC presentation to Council.

Applications are now open online and will close on May 14, 2024.

To be nominated for an award, the nominee must fit the following criteria:

Environmental Hero

  • A resident(s) of Kawartha Lakes;
  • Working to address an environmental issue in 2023; and,
  • Acting to influence change for the benefit of the environment without any expectation of reward.

Nominate an Environmental Hero

Environmental Business Hero

  • A business from Kawartha Lakes that is working to address an environmental issue in 2023;
  • Making an outstanding environmental contribution within Kawartha Lakes;
  • Acting successfully to influence change for the benefit of the environment without any expectation of reward; and,
  • To accept the award, the recipient must reside in Kawartha Lakes.

Nominate an Environmental Business Hero

Environmental Student Hero

  • A student or group of students who have participated in a project that demonstrates a commitment to improve or change the environment;
  • Applicants must be students and residents in Kawartha Lakes, including Kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary students;
  • Applicants must submit project documentation—including photographs and records of progress; and,
  • The project must be completed during the 2023 or 2024 school years.

Nominate an Environmental Student Hero

For more details on the awards and to apply, visit the Kawartha Lakes Environment page on our website. Questions can also be sent to

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