Do you know an environmental hero?
If so, you have just a couple of months to get that person some recognition.
Only a few days before the first day of spring, members of the Langley Environmental Hero Nominations Committee began calling for nominations for the 10th annual Environmental Hero awards.
All Langley residents are invited to submit nominations before the May 13 deadline.
“This year is a milestone for the Langley Environmental Hero Awards,” said Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa, who is part of the committee. “For 10 years we have highlighted the important work of those who give their time and energy to promote environmental stewardship in Langley.”
Since its inception, more than 100 Langley residents or organizations have been nominated and recognized for their contributions to Langley, Warawa said: “This year, on the 10th anniversary of the awards, we are especially pleased to invite all Langley residents to nominate their environmental hero.”
Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 11 at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, and will be acknowledged with a plaque and a heritage apple tree to be planted in their honour.
The three categories include: youth, individual, and group or business.
This year’s nominations committee has been expanded.
New members include Cloverdale-Langley City MP, John Aldag, and the City of Langley.
Members of the committee who have been involved with the awards in previous years and continue to lend their support are: Warawa, Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), Fort Langley National Historic Site, The Langley Times, and TD Canada Trust branch manager Gary Aulakh (Willowbrook branch).
Langley Environmental Partners Society executive director Nichole Marples said, “Langley is so fortunate to have such an active citizenry contributing their time to make our community a better place, through efforts big and small, for the benefit of our environment. The Langley Environmental Hero Awards provide the opportunity to recognize these efforts and hopefully inspire others to follow suit.”
“TD is committed to being an environmental leader by reducing its operational impact and being a sustainable and responsible business as we grow,” Aulakh said. “We consider the environment in everything we do – it shapes how we operate and who we are as an organization.”
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese noted that for years, these awards have been presented in Langley to recognize the “local heroes who make a difference in our community by protecting the environment we all share.”
“When it comes to ensuring the health of our greenspaces, waterways, and wildlife habitat, every effort counts,” Froese continued. “We are thrilled to once again recognize the people and businesses who are protecting this exceptional community and the world around us for years to come.”
Meanwhile, the City of Langley continue “continually works with environmental leaders in our local community, and looks forward to celebrating key individuals and businesses who have made a positive difference through grass roots efforts, both big and small, to protect the environment,” said Mayor Ted Schaffer.
MP John Aldag,said that ensuring the health of the environment has played an important role in his life for many years.
“I am excited to be part of this year’s award process and look forward to learning more about the work of people and businesses in Langley who are also stewards of our environment,” Aldag added.
Request a nomination form at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms may be submitted electronically to email@example.com, by fax (604-534-5970), as well as in person or by mail at the following addresses:
• Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), 201 – 4839 221 St, Langley BC V3A 2P1
• Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave, Ft Langley BC V1M 2R5
• TD, Willowbrook Branch, 19711 Willowbrook Dr, Langley BC V2Y 2T6
• Township of Langley, 20338 65 Ave, Langley BC V2Y 3J1
• City of Langley, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley BC V3A 4B3
• MP Mark Warawa, 104 – 4769 222nd St, Langley BC V2Z 3C1 (no postage necessary)
• MP John Aldag, 5-19211 Fraser Hwy, Surrey BC V3S 7C9 (no postage necessary)