There are now three, count ’em, three great ways for kids to get recognition, mentoring, media opportunities, and cold hard cash for their grassroots eco-leadership. You’ve probably heard of one or two of these, but if you know a really great kid (from age 8-22) who is leading his/her peers in taking action for the environment, from cleaning up a watershed to collecting waste motor oil, then I’d nominate that kid for all three. Here are details on the prizes and their deadlines:

Action for Nature’s International Young Eco-Hero Awards: deadline Feb 28

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: deadline April 30

Brower Youth Awards: deadline May 15

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