Community Award Nomination

Email 1-2 pages with information about why the person or organization deserves the award to  Provide supporting documentation as needed.  Nominations are accepted year-round but are due in late July.

Award Categories

...may vary from one year to the next depending on the nominations received.


Green Outstanding Educator Award

  • This is any individual in Lexington or Richland County who:
    • Facilitates learning opportunities;
    • Raises awareness inside OR outside the classroom;
    • Inspires, educates, or enforces a “greener” lifestyle;
    • Is an employee, a student, a citizen, a teacher or in in any position to influence others (i.e. it is limitless and is not restricted to teachers)


Green Small Business Award

  • Business with less than 30 employees;
  • Dedicated to providing excellent service to Midlands citizens;
  • Utilizes environmentally friendly practices related to promoting their business; packaging their products; and educating their employees about sustainable and green practices at the office.


Green Large Business Award

  • Exhibits Green corporate responsibility; for example:
    • Implements innovative projects via top-up approach to sustainability that begins with a broad goal or company-wide green initiative that can be modified or enhanced to fit the specific needs of each department
    • Green leaders who attend educational sessions or trainings and bring that knowledge back to educate, inspire and engage employees at all levels.


Green Elected Official Award

  • An elected official who makes every effort to support green initiatives


Green Enforcement Officer Award

  • Contributes to efforts put forth by KMB and their partners to keep the community clean
  • Continuously makes an effort to clean up unsightly blight, illegal dumping and graffiti in their district.
  • Puts forth a concerted effort to address underlying factors that influence crime rates and apply strategies that will deter low-level criminal behavior


Sustainability Leadership Award

  • Recognizes and implements best practices for sustainability
  • Leader in the community who demonstrates a deep understanding for the key aspects of sustainability
  • Promotes conversation about greening and sustainability at the workplace and at home
  • Leads by example: has successfully converted awareness into action by implementing programs and projects that are environmentally and financially sustainable
  • Believes being “sustainable” is essential to everyday life for all inhabitants of the earth—including trees, insects, animals, and humans, alike.
  • Invokes the mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful in daily life: engages, inspires, and encourages Midlands citizens to recycle responsibly; prevent litter; and beautify their surroundings