Environmental Advisory Council forms new awards committee to revamp program
By Jennifer Turiano
Carroll County Times|
Oct 18, 2018 at 9:30 AM
The Environmental Advisory Council created a new Awards Committee this week.
The committee will work to give Carroll County residents and businesses more incentive to engage in environmentally friendly projects and to nominate their peers for the biannual Environmental Awareness Awards.
“How do you increase the value of the award to the community and let the people know it exists, encourage people to get involved?” asked EAC member Curtis Barrett at the council’s Wednesday meeting.
Suggestions included finding ways to increase visibility and publicity for the awards that recognize people in five different categories every other year — individual, institution, student, agriculture and business — and possibly narrowing down the categories to three.
“Why couldn’t we, during the fair, present this award,” asked EAC member David Hynes, “and recognize them on the stage when there’s lots of people there?”
The Environmental Advisory Council set aside the first portion of its June 20 meeting to recognize the five recipients of its 2018 Environmental Awareness Awards for a job well done. On a biennial basis the Carroll County Board of Commissioners and EAC choose candidates from various categories...
The 2018 Environmental Awareness Awards went to: Nancy Bittler, adult supervisor to the 4-H Green Outdoor Environmental Science Club, for the individual award; Bryan Shumaker, Carroll County Public Schools STEM coordinator, for the institution award; Stella Schoberg, an environmental leader at her elementary school, for the student award; Carolyn and Mike Krome of Persimmon Tree Farm, for the agriculture award; and Legacy Septic and Excavation LLC for the business award.
In addition to recognition at the June 21 EAC meeting, each recipient had a tree planted in their honor by the Board of County Commissioners and the EAC at Carroll Community College on Sept. 28.