The Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Environmental Actions Awards.
Awards are presented biennially to individuals and groups chosen from nominees submitted for consideration by their peers, although self-nominations will be accepted. Individuals and groups that have demonstrated and promoted awareness of the environment through their actions and projects may be recognized for their efforts. Awards will be granted for endeavors and projects that result in positive benefits to the environment and have the potential for long-term community environmental benefit in each of three categories:
- Positive Practices
- Educational Outreach
- Student Engagement.
Review the Nomination Guidelines & Eligibility Criteria for more information on who is eligible, the three award categories and types of projects this fit each, submission requirements, and other information related to submitting a nomination. Nominations opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. Completed nomination forms, narrative descriptions, and supporting materials must be submitted by the close of business on September 30, 2023. Submission packets will be accepted by email at EAC@carrollcountymd.gov or mailed to Environmental Action Awards, Attn: Environmental Advisory Council, 225 North Center Street, Suite 209, Westminster MD 21157. All required materials must be submitted by the deadline and conform to the submission requirements in the Nomination Guidelines. See the Documents & Links for the 2022 Awards to download the Nomination Form and/or Nomination Guidelines & Eligibility Criteria.
The Positive Practices category winner, whether group or individual, will receive a $100 gift card to Sun Nurseries in Woodbine and a gift basket valued at $50 from JeannieBird Baking Company. The Educational Outreach winner will receive a gift basket valued at $50 from JeannieBird Baking Company in Westminster and a gift basket from Sun Nurseries. Spot-On Engineering Solutions, Inc. is sponsoring a $1,000 student scholarship for the winner of the Student Engagement category, and Atlantic Blue Water Services in Westminster is sponsoring a $500 student scholarship for the runner-up. The student winner will also receive a gift basket valued at $50 from JeannieBird Baking Company.
Nomination criteria and forms, as well as information on how to submit a nomination, are available here. The deadline for nominations is now September 30, 2023.