Editorial: Know any environmental heroes?

If the comic books we read as children — and the rash of movies they’ve inspired over the past couple of decades — have taught us anything, it’s that heroes walk among us.

Unlike in the Marvel universe, though, real-life heroes don’t usually wear masks or hide behind secret alter egos.

That doesn’t mean they’re always easy to spot.

Langley is filled with good people doing good things, often without any thought to being recognized or rewarded for that work.

That’s about to change.

With the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect time  for Langley to once again root out and acknowledge local champions of Mother Earth.

Now in its 10th year, the Langley Environmental Hero Awards committee, spearheaded by Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa, has once again put out a call for nominees and the Times is proud to serve as media sponsor for the effort.

Langley residents who have, and/or continue to, make a positive impact on the environment are eligible to be nominated in three categories: youth, individual or group/business.

Your part is simple: Think of someone whose efforts deserve to be acknowledged and submit their name and a bit of information about them on a nomination form, which can be downloaded from the web.

Then submit that form at any of several locations listed in the story on page 6.

The winners will be announced on June 11 at Fort Langley National Historic Site, where they will receive the honour of having a heritage apple tree planted in their name, accompanied by a bronze plaque.

As well, TD  Canada Trust will donate $500 to the environmental organization of each winner’s choice ( for a total of $1,500) to help those groups as they continue to don their metaphorical capes and carry out the important work of being super heroes for the environment.

Langley Times