HONOLULU (KHNL) -- If someone you know has been selflessly doing their part to help the environment, now is the time to recognize them.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging citizens to nominate a friend for this year's 10th annual awards program.
Last year's winners included the Malama O Manoa Neighborhood Organization and Schoolchildren of Manoa who developed a water quality project to teach water conservation.
Jack Johnson and his Kokua Foundation also received the award which recognizes individuals or groups who made significant contributions to improve the environment.
Dean Higuchi of the Environmental Protection Agency said "We consider them really the unsung heroes of environmental protection because they are out there day in day out doing great work for the environment."