Is there a Hidden Hero in Motherwell or Bellshill?

MOTHERWELL and Bellshill residents are being urged to nominate a ‘Hidden Hero’ to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour 2013.

WWF has launched a nationwide search to discover Scotland’s unsung heroes of the environment.

The competition is looking for people who have helped make a difference to the environment, and Motherwell and Bellshill residents are being encouraged to nominate an individual or group that is working hard to improve the local environment.

This could be someone who is passionate about recycling, or is part of a local society aimed at improving the environmental practices in their area.

Or perhaps it is someone that only sources sustainable products in order to minimise their carbon footprint, whilst helping others they know to do the same.

Open to three categories, individuals, schools or youth groups and the workplace, a lucky hero from each category will be selected and rewarded £500 towards their green initiative at an exclusive ceremony to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23, during an all expenses trip to London.

WWF’s global Earth Hour event takes place at 8.30pm on March 23, when millions of people across the globe will turn off their lights for one hour to show support for people and wildlife threatened by climate change.

Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland, said: “We want to find and recognise people in Scotland who have helped raise understanding of environmental issues.

“Hidden Heroes is about celebrating the people who make a difference and highlight the positive actions they are taking to help protect people and wildlife threatened by climate change.”

To nominate your Hidden Hero visit