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St. Mary’s County Commission on the Environment Seeking Nominations for 2023 Sustainability Awards

The Commission on the Environment (CoE) invites you to participate in the 2023 Sustainability Awards Program. The goal of these awards is to recognize outstanding St Mary’s County students/schools, restaurants, businesses, non-profits, farms/Ag, individual/household for their environmental stewardship, resource conservation, innovative best practices and pollution prevention. Click here for the full PDF  ELIGIBILITY: Open to any business or organization based within St Mary’s County and County residents, which have demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve the environment. Recognition may be granted for voluntary initiatives, projects or for efforts exceeding regulatory requirements within the calendar year (Jan-Dec 2023). Congratulations to the 2022 St Mary’s County Sustainability Award winners: Southern Maryland Sierra Club and the Environmental Division (NAS Patuxent River Public Works Dept) SCOPE OF THE AWARDS: Examples of programs and projects include, but are not limited to: Use of integrated pest management to minimize the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides Composting food scraps, yard waste Pollution prevention and green purchasing Reduction of waste, increase reuse and recycling efforts Implementation of projects to encourage alternative transportation Expansion and protection of green space for natural and recreational uses Protection and enhancement of wildlife and habitats Installation of energy and water conservation measures Native […]

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