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Dec. 5, 2011

DHEC accepting Earth Day Award nominations

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

The awards are open to any individual, family, student, school, community, nonprofit organization, business or government agency that has helped protect South Carolina’s environment. Nominations must include programs or projects such as clean air initiatives, energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, green building, pollution prevention, or other environmentally friendly efforts.

Programs and projects must have been implemented between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011.

There is no entry fee. Nominations must be submitted electronically by noon on Feb. 10. The awards ceremony will be held in April.

Additional information on the Earth Day Awards, past winners and a link to the nomination form is available on DHEC’s website at


For more information:
Shelly Wilson – (803) 896-8955
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Christine Steagall – (803) 896-8986
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