South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award

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The South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award acknowledges outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation, and improvement of South Carolina's natural resources.

The SC General Assembly established the SC Environmental Awareness Award, now in its 21st year, during the 1992 legislative session to recognize outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation and improvement of South Carolina’s natural resources. Each year the public is invited to submit nominations that are then reviewed by an awards committee, which considers excellence in innovation, leadership, and accomplishments that influence positive changes.

2015 Nominations now being accepted

The 2015 Application for nominations is in the PDF format. The deadline for nominations is May 12, 2016.

Awards Committee

Members represent the SC Sea Grant Consortium, SC Department of Natural Resources, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the SC Forestry Commission.

Guidelines for the S.C. Environmental Awareness Award

The purpose of the S.C. Environmental Awareness Award is to promote awareness of the environment and acknowledge exemplary accomplishments in the protection, conservation, and improvement of our natural resources. Areas of accomplishment include, but are not limited to:

Eligible Recipients must:

Nominations will be judged on the impact of accomplishments. For example:

Past Winners