2014 Live Green Toronto Awards open for entries and votes

The City of Toronto is encouraging the public to enter and vote in the 2014 Live Green Toronto Awards to help the City recognize the residents, groups and businesses that are helping to green Toronto.

Entrants must submit a video, up to 90 seconds long, and tell their green story in 500 words or less. The public can view the videos and vote for their favourites online, once a day.

Winners will be determined through a combination of public votes and judges' scores.

Winners will receive a Live Green Toronto Award, $2,500 courtesy of award sponsors, including Toronto Hydro and the City's Economic Development & Culture Division, and a chance to appear on CP24, the exclusive television partner of Live Green Toronto.

Award categories Youth: individuals and groups, up to age 24 as of December 31, 2013 Individual: age 25 and up on December 31, 2013 Group: two or more individuals, community groups, non-profit organizations Small Business: up to 50 employees Corporation: more than 50 employees

Entries and votes will be accepted until April 28 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced on May 20. Entry forms, eligibility guidelines and tips on how to create a video are available at http://awards.livegreentoronto.ca.

About Live Green Toronto Live Green Toronto is a City of Toronto program that promotes the greening of Toronto through programs, events, community grants and a one-stop website to help residents and businesses take action to reduce emissions, protect our climate and clean our air. More information is available at http://www.livegreentoronto.ca.

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