The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are pleased to announce the Commission on the Environment 2021 Sustainability Award winners. The winners are Enso Kitchen, Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School, Bay Fibers Studio, and Master Gardeners (UMD Extension). An honorable mention was awarded to Ryken High School’s Maryland Earth Preservation Organization. The annual sustainability awards program recognizes outstanding St Mary’s County students, restaurants, businesses, nonprofits and farms for environmental stewardship, resource conservation, innovative best practices, and pollution prevention. All nominees for the 2021 calendar year demonstrated an impressive commitment to improving local environmental impacts, exceeding the norms and requirements of their respective categories, and teaching sustainable practices within their communities. Commissioner President James Guy said, “We are pleased to recognize businesses, restaurants, schools and nonprofits that are leading efforts to improve the environment of St. Mary’s County.” Each of the awardees has incorporated sustainment-focused practices into their organizations. Enso Kitchen serves locally grown and produced food, and Bay Fibers Studio promotes our local native environment while also donating proceeds to Chesapeake Bay conservation and other environmental causes. The volunteers that make up the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners have worked tirelessly to incorporate native plants in landscape design projects […]
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