Celebrating the Heroes in Your Community
Honda Heroes are everyday people who perform selfless acts to benefit others while using power equipment products (lawn mowers, generators, tillers, trimmers, or snow blowers).
A Honda Hero could be your neighbor, who mows the lawns for breast cancer patients. Or a colleague, who took a truckload of generators and supplies down to power communities devastated by a hurricane. Or perhaps an aunt, who uses a tiller to prepare a community garden. Honda Heroes go above and beyond doing good things to make the community better. They may be well-known in the neighborhood, or helpful with little fanfare or expectation of recognition. Either way, you know who they are.
This year, Honda encourages you to tell us about these people by nominating them to be a Honda Hero. By taking the time to share their story with us, you could help them be even more helpful by providing them with either a Honda generator or Honda lawn mower, plus $1000 to help further their efforts in the community.
Our latest Honda Hero Award Winner is Arthur Thomas of Milledgeville, GA. The Humble Farm Refuge is his micro urban farm that promotes environmental sustainability, by re-educating his community on the importance of eating quality and affordable food, by empowering them to produce their own with spaces unusual to the traditional farm.
“Agriculture plays a significant role in the development and sustainability of any economy. As communities continue to grow, more innovative solutions are needed to provide quality food and sustain a healthy environment”. Those who visit the micro urban farm can expect to learn a hands-on and holistic approach to a sustainable lifestyle with free lessons in alternative building, natural gardening, and material repurposing all within the confides of his half acre farm. Filled with unique plants and medicinal herbs, chickens, and bees to serve lessons on what we eat, where it comes from, and how it is produced.
With an open invitation, Arthur and his team have a particular fondness for educating community youth, seniors, and veterans. The Humble Farm Refuge also serves as a retreat and refuge for international travelers to train positive and productive people and the communal benefits of working in harmony with nature.
Nominating a Honda Hero
To nominate a Honda Hero, please write a 1,000-word essay, or submit a three-minute video essay, detailing why your nominee is deserving of the title of a Honda Hero.
- What makes your hero special? Ask yourself: What makes my nominee unique?
- What specific accomplishment has he or she achieved using power equipment that is remarkable?
- What impact has his or her work had on others?
When your nomination has been successfully transmitted, you'll see a "thank you" message on your screen. This is the only confirmation you will receive. And yes, we read each and every one. That's it! Nominations for 2019-2020 Honda Heroes remain open through March 2020.
Honda will choose up to six Honda Heroes in 2019 and 2020. Heroes will be spotlighted on our website and social media. We are looking forward to seeing your nominations!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can nominate a Honda Hero?
- Anyone can nominate a Honda Hero!
Q: What groups are excluded from being nominated or winning?
- Please see Honda Hero program rules for winner eligibility.
Q: How are Honda Heroes determined?
- Honda Heroes will be evaluated by an internal committee on the basis of impact to the community, originality, and alignment to Honda values.
Q: How often will Honda Heroes be awarded?
- Honda Heroes will be announced in May 2019, July 2019, September 2019, November 2019, January 2020 and March 2020.
Q: Should I resubmit if I don’t win?
- There is no need to resubmit for at least one year. Entries will be evaluated for the period of one year. If your nomination is not selected, your nominee might still win in a future period.
Q: Is there a prize for the person submitting?
- Prizes will be presented to the Honda Hero Awardees only.
Q: Are organizations eligible to win?
- Only individuals are eligible to be award as a Honda Hero.
Q: Once a winner is determined, how will we know?
- The nominator and the nominee will be notified of the Hero being awarded.
Q: How many times can the same person win?
- Individuals are only eligible to be awarded as a Honda Hero once during the life of the program.