Press Release: Toronto, June 6, 2013
A decade-long volunteer, a fast-growing green team and a committed child care centre receive national environmental awards - Earth Day Canada’s Hometown Heroes Awards recognize and celebrate environmental leadership.
“These people are shining examples of those making significant strides towards creating a healthier environment,” says Jed Goldberg, President of EDC. “They have been instrumental in creating change at the local level and deserve national recognition for their community-based conservation; responsible business practices, and; community engagement efforts.”
Discovery Child Care Centre is an award-winning eco-friendly licensed child care centre that brings nature into the classroom and takes the classroom into nature. Along with having two environmentally sustainable sites, they bring environmental philosophies into the classrooms through hands-on learning. Children spend a minimum of two hours outside every day to encourage them to become stewards of the earth and learn how to reduce, re-use, recycle and compost and about water conservation. They are also actively involved in their own organic gardens.
The winners will be presented the awards at Earth Day Canada’s Gala on June 12, 2013 in Toronto in front of 500 business and environmental leaders. The Hometown Heroes Award Program was established in 2004 by Earth Day Canada to recognize and celebrate environmental leaders who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action. For more information about Earth Day Canada’s Hometown Heroes Award Program, please visit earthday.ca/hometown.
Read the entire press release with full descriptions of other award winners..
At Discovery Child Care, in Barrie Ontario, we believe in the importance of connecting children with nature. Contact Us to find out more about our eco-friendly child care facility and our nature programs.