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STAY TUNED! The 2013 Spare the Air Awards is now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.


To recognize environmental leaders (i.e., companies, groups, communities, schools, local governments and individuals) that have made a voluntary commitment to promote and practice air quality improvement in South Carolina. Those environmental leaders nominated should demonstrate continuous environmental improvement through such practices as energy conservation, behavioral modifications, and other strategies to improve air quality.


  • To promote a healthier environment through air quality initiatives that are sustainable and replicable,
  • To educate, build awareness, and motivate others to make better decisions about the environment through air quality improvements,
  • To encourage positive behavioral changes that improve air quality,
  • To strengthen and build partnerships with businesses, organizations and the citizens of South Carolina to improve air quality.

Any questions? Please call Debra Briggs-Monroe at (803) 898-3752 or email her at