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Celebrating Community Heroes

Jan 13, 2013

Katie Kis, NCAP, 541 344 5044 ext. 17

Eugene, OR - The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) is now accepting nominations for its first-ever Community Hero Award, launched on January 10. The award aims to honor individuals across the Northwest who are leading innovative efforts to reduce pesticide use in their communities.

“The award is a great way to inspire even more community efforts to tackle pesticide use, while giving leaders the recognition they deserve,” said Kim Leval, NCAP’s Executive Director. “One of our goals is to help people realize that they can make a difference one person at a time. By sharing these stories and accomplishments, we hope to inspire others to think twice and use a safer alternative. A great outcome is to have more people say, ‘Hey, I can do that!’”

The award is open to any person who does a substantial amount of their work in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington or California. There are no restrictions on age. Nominations must be received by March 1 through the NCAP website, http://pesticide.org. The winners will be unveiled the week of April 15.

 NCAP is a non-profit organization that works to protect community health and the environment through research, organizing and advocacy to promote alternatives to pesticides. They are based in the Northwest and have been active in pesticide reform efforts for over 30 years. 

Email Katie at kkis@pesticide.org or call 541-322-5044 ext. 15 with any questions.

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