Richmond, BC - Last November hundreds of passionate environmental groups applied for a share of $100,000 to fund their projects through the Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Giving Back program. After an online public vote and much deliberation on the part of our judging panel, the eight organizations listed below have been named this year's grant recipients in recognition of their dedication to habitat conservation and environmental education programs.
- SAVE THE FROGS: The world's leading amphibian conservation organization has a mission to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.
- SEE Turtles: This group exists to help sea turtle conservation organizations become self-sufficient through ecotourism and volunteer programs, save millions of baby sea turtles each year, educate students, and encourage activism in support of sea turtles and other wildlife.
- Green Kids Inc.: This non-profit live theatre group is dedicated solely to environmental education for young people through performance. Their mission is to educate and inspire children and teachers to take positive action towards protecting our environment.
- Youth Empowered Action: This youth leadership program is committed to bringing about social and environmental change through inspiring and training teens to make a difference on social issues they care about.
- The Rose Foundation For Communities and The Environment: The Foundation believes in the power of informed community involvement and is dedicated to increasing community participation in civic life and supporting grassroots initiatives that inspire community Action to protect the environment, consumers, and public health.
- David Suzuki Foundation: Through a combination of sound science and active public outreach, the David Suzuki Foundation motivates people to take action on the environmental challenges we collectively face.
- The Earth Rangers Foundation: Earth Rangers educates over one million children a year about the importance of biodiversity and inspires them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats.
- Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre: This self-supporting, non-profit society is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, public programming, education, research and direct action.
The EnviroKidz Giving Back awards are part of Nature’s Path's annual commitment to 1% For the Planet. Every year, Nature’s Path donates 1% of EnviroKidz sales to fund environmental and conservation projects. Thanks to consumer support, over $1.6million has been donated to date.