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Recent winners for completed 2014 projects

The University of South Carolina
Forest Lake Presbyterian Church
The City of Seneca / Clemson Area Transit
Rock Hill School District Three of York County

Spare the Air Awards

2015 Spare The Air Winner Announced!

Congratulations to D. W. Daniel High School's environmental science class on receiving the 2016 Spare the Air Outstanding School Award! Students in the AP environment science class organized a tire "inflation station" to educate classmates about how proper tire inflation can improve mileage and reduce toxic emissions. They also collected data on emissions from idling cars in the student pick-up lot and worked to educate drivers on the environmental benefits of not idling. Way to go, D.W. Daniel High School! Read More

The entry window for the 2015 "Spare the Air Awards" has closed. Please stay tuned for winner announcements and how to apply for this year.

Have you worked on a voluntary initiative or idea in 2015 that helps improve air quality in South Carolina? Apply for the Spare the Air Awards for a chance to be recognized by the state for your work! Entries must be received by February 1, 2016.

About The Awards

Clean, healthy air is an important natural resource that benefits everyone. The Spare The Air Awards celebrate companies, groups, communities, schools, local governments and individuals who have made a voluntary contribution to the improvement of air quality in South Carolina.  


  • Outstanding Business / Industry
  • Outstanding Employee(s)
  • Outstanding Local Government
  • Outstanding School or District
  • Outstanding College or University
  • Outstanding Community

Through partnerships and collaboration, excellent work is being done across the state to collectively and continuously improve air quality in South Carolina through practices such as energy conservation, adopting air-healthy habits, education and more. This award recognizes this work with the goals of:

  • Promoting a healthier environment through air quality initiatives that are sustainable and replicable.
  • Educating, building awareness and motivating others to make better decisions about the environment through air quality improvements.
  • Encouraging positive behavioral changes that improve air quality.
  • Strengthening and building partnerships to improve air quality in South Carolina.

Read about past winners.