People can nominate green community projects and their leaders for a Green Heroes grant by submitting a photo and short essay about the project or person at www.facebook.com/greenworks. Nominations will be accepted between January 19 and February 18, 2010. A $15,000 first prize and a $5,000 runner-up grant will be awarded in each of the following three categories:
- Youth Leader/Organization: Individual youth leaders – aged 13 to 17– and youth-led non-profit organizations.
- Adult Leader/Organization: Individual leaders – aged 18 and over – and non-profit organizations.
- School Organization: This category will recognize innovative environmental programs that are coordinated by a school or a teacher. These programs can receive grants to help further develop their projects along with a special educational experience from Roots & Shoots for their school