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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2010

Earth Day Award nominations sought

COLUMBIA – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is looking for nominations for its third annual Earth Day Awards, the agency announced today.

“There are many individuals, families, businesses and organizations taking action everyday to help protect our environment,” said Bob King, DHEC’s deputy commissioner for Environmental Quality Control. “This awards program gives us the opportunity to recognize and thank those who are doing their part.”

King said the awards, which will be presented April 21, 2011, are open to any individual, family, school, community, non-profit, government and/or business that does its part to help preserve and protect South Carolina’s environment.

Nominations must include projects or programs such as recycling, waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy and water conservation and/or other measurable environmentally friendly activities.

Projects and programs implemented between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 are eligible for the competition. There is no entry fee. Entries may be submitted via DHEC’s website at http://www.scdhec.gov and by e-mail or the U.S. Postal Service. In the spirit of promoting conservation of natural resources, DHEC encourages applicants to send their nominations via the DHEC website or e-mail.

All entries must be received or postmarked by February 11, 2011.

Winners will be recognized April 21 at an awards ceremony at the State Museum in Columbia.

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For more information:
Richard Chesley (803) 896-4209
E-mail: cheslerl@dhec.sc.gov
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