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NEW AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR WORCESTER COUNTY; NOMINATIONS WANTED

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

WorcesterGreen Awards

We are introducing the WorcesterGreen Awards for Worcester County to celebrate the
excellence in environmentally friendly practices, strategies and products! It is our hope that these
awards and our new initiative, WorcesterGreen, will encourage Worcester County businesses and
community leaders to engage in environmentally sustainable practices, learn more about such practices
and grow their businesses at the same time.

WorcesterGreen Awards will be given to businesses located in Worcester County that demonstrate
extraordinary performance related to sustainable environmental practices such as water conservation,
waste water management, the promotion of alternative transportation and transit, recycling, energy
conservation, on-site renewable energy production, use of local products and food sources and the
purchase of renewable energy.

1. Community Leader- Business or Organization

This award will recognize a long term contribution to the environment by an individual,
volunteer or an organization. Efforts should engage community building or conservation.

2. Business

This award will recognize a positive ecological footprint in some or all of these areas (storm
water, recycling, sedimentation and erosion controls, construction debris reuse, and energy
innovation).

3. Lodging

This award will recognize a lodging partner who includes some or all of these practices; recycles,
use of organic cleaning supplies, reduction of water consumption and use of alternative energy
sources.

4. Restaurant

This award will recognize a restaurant that has made a concerted effort to buy local, recycle,
reduce waste and energy consumption and involve staff and community.

5. Teacher

The recipient of this award will have demonstrated leadership or teaching
others about the environment.

Applicants will be judged on:

Overall Level of Commitment
Measurable Environmental Benefits or Progress
Cost Savings
Customer Outreach & Engagement

Eligibility Requirements: Must either be a resident of or operate within Worcester County

Applicantion information must include:

Your name
How can we contact you?
Nominee/Business name
Contact person
Contact phone/ email
Category (please choose only one)
Why is this business/person/organization deserving of a Green Award (Maximum 500 words)

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO LISA CHALLENGER AT lisac@co.worcester.md.us

Application deadline: April 9, 2012
Awards Announced on April 19, 2012 at the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association Dinner
Meeting

WorcesterGreen Awards program sponsored by

Comcast, Worcester County, OceanCity.com, Delmarva Low
Impact Tourism Experiences, Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, Maryland Green Travel
and MD Green Registry

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