Westminster, Maryland, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – The Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2021 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 a positive benefit to the environment and have the potential for long-term community environmental benefit in each of three categories:  Positive Practices, Educational Outreach, and Student Engagement.

Positive Practices and Educational Outreach category winners, whether group or individual, will receive one $75 gift card to Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering in Eldersburg.  Atlantic Blue Water Services in Westminster is sponsoring a student scholarship for the winner of the Student Engagement category (amount to be announced).  The Student Engagement winner will also receive a $25 Olive Garden gift card.

Nomination criteria and forms, as well as information on how to submit a nomination, are available at https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/boards-commissions/environmental-advisory-council/environmental-action-awards/.  The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2021.