Generation Green Awards poster

Vancouver Foundation is celebrating young ideas for green neighbourhoods with their Generation Green Awards. To help celebrate the City of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary as well as Vancouver’s goal of becoming the greenest city in 2020, they have created these awards to encourage youth to take action.

If you are aged 6 to 24, the organization challenges you to come up with your best idea for a project (large or small) on how to improve the environment in a Vancouver neighbourhood. Your project can take place on a Vancouver street or local neighbourhood, and/or at a school, community centre, neighbourhood house, library or other community facility.

Applicants must:

* Have a connection to Vancouver (either through work, living, volunteering or school)
* Ensure their project takes place in a Vancouver neighbourhood
* Be between the ages of 6 and 24

An independent panel of youth and environmental experts will then select 20 projects (10 small and 10 large). Small projects will receive $1,250 and large ones $12,500. These awards are aimed at making your idea a reality.

Vancouver Foundation is the largest community foundation in Canada. Each year they give money to projects that work toward making our community better for all. Some of the projects funded include arts and culture, education, animals, family issues, disabilities, homelessness, health, and the environment.

For details and application information, visit the Vancouver Foundation. Applications must be filled out by March 4, 2011. Let your imagination go green!

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