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Nominations sought for Growing Green Awards

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announces its fourth annual Growing Green Awards to recognize individuals who have demonstrated original leadership in the field of sustainable food.  Through this national award, NRDC will recognize extraordinary contributions that advance ecologically integrated farming practices, climate stewardship, water stewardship, farmland preservation, and social responsibility from farm to fork.

An award, including both cash and recognitions, will be given to an outstanding individual in each of four categories:  Food Producer, Business Leader, Food Justice Leader, and Young Food Leader. Award selections will be made by an independent panel of sustainable food experts.  Additional information , including award eligibility, the application process, selection criteria, and the award selection panel are available online.

Applications will be accepted until close of business on December 9, 2011.