Earth Day Canada

Earth Day Canada

September 29, 2008 13:17 ET

Earth Day Canada Named Canada's Top Not-For-Profit Group

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2008) - Earth Day Canada (EDC) has been recognized as Canada's Outstanding Non-Profit Organization by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM). Receiving the award as part of the 2008 Canadian Awards in Excellence in Environmental Education, ceremonies took place in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland on Friday, September 26th. EDC was selected as Canada's Outstanding Non-Profit Organization for their extensive suite of year-round environmental programs, engaging people of all ages in support of a healthier environment.

"Earth Day Canada is to be commended for its long-standing, active involvement in EE (environmental education), and its wide reach and national scope," said Natalie Swayze, member of the 2008 EECOM Awards Committee and Executive Director of EECOM. "The success of EDC programs lies in the fact that they teach Canadians about simple, easy to accomplish, age-appropriate actions that any person can do."

EDC, a national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and resources they need to take environmental action in their community. Its five core programs - EcoAction Teams, EcoMentors, EcoKids, the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program and Hometown Heroes Award Program - are directed to Canadians of all ages from kindergarten children to seniors. It is also the organization behind Canada's annual Earth Day celebrations that mobilize more than six million Canadians, including virtually every school child across the country.

"Earth Day Canada has been teaching Canadians for nearly twenty years about simple environmental actions that anyone can take that collectively generate huge environmental savings," said Jed Goldberg, President of Earth Day Canada, on hand to receive the award. "EDC is facilitating environmental action and change within the everyday lives of Canadians from all demographics and regions of our country."

About Earth Day Canada

Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen their impact on the environment. In 2004 it was recognized as the top environmental education organization in North America, for its innovative year-round programs and educational resources, by the Washington-based North American Association for Environmental Education, the world's largest association of environmental educators. EDC regularly partners with thousands of organizations in all parts of Canada.

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