Tuesday, 25 March 2014

I NOMINATE YOU: Honouring eco-champions and community heroes with the Action Awards and the Ubuntu Awards

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Eco-activism forms the core of the Environmental Action Awards.

If you haven't done so already, there's no better time than the present to pay tribute to that unsung hero in your life -- or your community. And the Ubuntu Awards is an ideal medium to do so. 

A brainchild of the UTECH Cares Project, the awards programme was devised to specially honour those Jamaicans who unfailingly recognize the humanity of others.

"Those persons may be local heroes, grassroots community builders or other community leaders who, through their work, have brought out the best in others around them and have not sought recognition or accolades for the contributions that they have made and continue to make to Jamaica," the university's Office of Community Service and Development explains.

Entries ought to be submitted to the office before or on April 18, after which a selection committee will choose the honorees. June 28 has already been set aside for a ceremony to celebrate them.

With the aim of rewarding excellence in environmental stewardship nationally, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) presents the Environmental Action Awards, an initiative set up to recognize, particularly, the efforts of our young eco-warriors. So don't hesitate to send in your nominations for Youth Environmental Leadership, Waste Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Trees for the Future, and Most Environmentally Aware School (to cite a few of the key categories) via jamtrustent.org by May 1st.

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