Nominations are Open for the 2011 UNEP Champion of the Earth

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What do President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, and Chinese Actress Zhou Xun all have in common? They have all be selected as Champions of the Earth laureates by UNEP.

Now, nominations for the 2011 laureate are open—and anyone can submit their favorite champion.The Champions of the Earth commendation seeks to recognize the efforts of "those who take action through visionary thinking, unwavering dedication and action towards global green growth." Furthermore, UNEP is looking for individuals who "have shown determination, resourcefulness and enduring commitment towards a better, cleaner and more prosperous future."

Since 2001, the UNEP has recognized 41 individuals through the program and—looking through the list of past winners—it is clear that the award is not bestowed lightly.

Still, the nomination process is completely open, so anyone is free to nominate themselves, their favorite organization, or their hero for consideration.

Submit Your Nomination Today!
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