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Nominations for 2012 McHenry County Green Awards


Are you currently involved with a waste reduction or recycling program? McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) would like you to submit a nomination for the 2012 McHenry County Green Awards. Established in 1994, the award recognizes the waste reduction, recycling and conservation efforts of businesses, institutions, organizations and residents in the County.

The Green Awards is a good reminder of the important role everyone has in improving a community’s environment through waste reduction and recycling. Nominations should be submitted to Kristy Hecke, Solid Waste Manager at or by fax 815-334-4637. Forms are available online at; deadline is March 30th.

Entries will be considered based on environmentally sound waste reduction or recycling efforts, innovation and education. Award winners will be recognized at the 2012 Public Health Week breakfast on April 16th and at the McHenry County Board meeting on April 17th. One award will be chosen from each of the following categories –
• Businesses – retail, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing
• Institutions – such as schools, hospitals, long term care, government
• Organizations – associations, clubs, volunteer groups
• Individuals

For additional information, call MCDH at 815-334-4585.

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