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Action communiterre takes home its third award!
Montreal, June 20th, 2005 – Action Communiterre has been awarded a third prize recognizing its innovative and distinctive collective gardening program. Having won the Centraide Agnes-C.-Higgins Award, Action Communiterre’s environmental commitment also earned it 2nd place at the Canadian Environmental Awards as well as a Phoenix of the Environment in Quebec.
Centraide’s Agnes-C.-Higgins Award in 2004 rewards Action Communiterre’s innovative approach in responding to the needs of the community. Presented every year to organizations sponsored by Centraide of Greater Montreal, this prize highlights Action Communiterre’s pioneering role since 1997 in inspiring many other organizations throughout Quebec to develop collective gardening programs as a means of promoting food security and strengthening community.
Action Communiterre’s ecologically-minded approach has won it two prizes, one Canada-wide, and the other Quebec-wide. Having already won a Silver award (2nd Place) in the “Living Ecologically” category of the Canadian Environmental Prizes, Action Communiterre was distinguished on June 9th with Quebec’s Phoenix of the Environment. These two prizes underscore our success in transforming unused urban land and parking lots into lush, productive organic gardens.
These three awards recognize the hard work of our volunteers, employees and especially our gardeners, many of whom have been involved since 1997. Action Communiterre will proudly continue to cultivate solidarity for many years to come!