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At LNBF we want to empower others to create a more sustainable world. To all the women making strides as eco-minded entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! 

This year, our Earth Award is a $1,000 grant to support women entrepreneurs and leaders working in sustainability. We want this grant to be a catalyst for your sustainable venture or project! 

Projects can include: an established business, social-enterprise, non-profit or creative project making a positive impact on society & the environment.

Do you know someone eligible? Share & invite them to Apply!

We are excited to hear from you.








    Simply send us an Email with the following info:

    *Your Name

    *City, Province or State 

    *Tell us your story! (approx. 300 words or less)

    1. How did your venture, project, or organization get started?
    2. What inspired you to work in sustainability?
    3. How will this grant further your venture or project? 
      (Be specific! How will you use the funds. Is there a launch date/timeline?) 

    *Are you receiving any external funding or awards for this venture/project?
    Please list the source & the amount.

    *Last Question!
    How did you hear about the LNBF Earth award? 

    *Attach your Resume
    Send a resume including: past achievements, work & volunteer/relevant projects.

    *Add a Photo
    Send us a picture(s) of yourself engaged in your venture or project!

    *Send the above in an email to:
    With subject: ”2020 LNBF Earth Award: YOUR NAME" in the subject heading. And voila, you're done!







    *You must answer all questions above & email application to be entered for consideration.

    *Eligible projects include: a new OR existing business, For OR Non-profit venture, social enterprise, charity. Examples: creating a new product with recycled/waste materials, environmental solutions, creative project with environmental-social benefit.

    *Finalists may be contacted for more information on their applications. Contestants must be 18+ years of age, and a resident of Canada or USA at time of application. LNBF reserves the right to refuse incomplete applications. One final candidate will be selected for the grant after Contest Deadline. By applying you allow us to share your work & photo on our website & social media channels. Finalists or Award Recipients may be contacted for further opportunities and updates.








    Ariane is currently in training to become a certified Wildlife Rehabilitator through the International Wildlife Rehabilitator Council. With a passion for saving animals, she plans to use her award to get her started with collecting resources and other materials to fulfill her goal of running her own rehabilitation centre within the next two years.


    Click here to learn more about the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre.




    2017 - ANN GIBSON

    With her passion for sustainability and a goal to reduce consumer waste through reusable alternatives, Ann plans to use her award to purchase a cover stitch machine for Upcycle Lifestyle. This will allow her to expand her product line, giving consumers more environmentally-friendly clothing options for children, all while repurposing materials.

    Click here to learn more about Ann Gibson and the great ways she has continued to make a difference for the earth.





    Jana is making a difference in bettering the lives of women experiencing homelessness by donating purses filled with menstrual products and hygiene items. Her goal is to actively enhance the physical health and emotional well-being of homeless women.  This award will help volunteers to deliver these purses to shelters and women's organizations around Toronto. 

    Click here to learn more about Jana Girdauskas & The Period Purse. 





    With the LNBF Earth Award, she hopes to organize more charity fundraisers to benefit the community. Currently she is planning a breast cancer benefit fashion show in which all proceeds will be donated to the Medicine Hat Health Foundation.  She is most excited by the fact that her creations will not only help the environment, but also the women in her community.

    Click here to see the great ways Tenille Riechelmann have continued to make a difference for the earth.





    Today, Angela still continues to knit milk bags and send them all over the world with the help of volunteers, children from 300 Canadian schools and Canada Food for Children (CFFC). Her next quest is to send milk bags to Burkina Faso, Africa, which continues to have one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, with girls’ literacy rates much lower than boys because of preferential schooling. With the funds from the LNBF Earth Award, Angela hopes to continue the project in Haiti and expand to Burkina Faso to help the women and girls there to create their own Milk Bags businesses.

    Click here and discover the great ways Angela Kesthely have continued to make a difference for the earth.




    2014 - JILL DOUCETTE

    Jill will use the funds from our Earth Award to build a new website for her small business, Synergy, to help increase awareness around how business and the environment can co-exist. It will show visitors the type of green economy we can build, and give them the encouragement and aid necessary to take action.


    Click here to learn more about Jill Doucette & Synergy.

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