Nominations for Green Awards sought

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health is seeking nominations for the 2013 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.

Nominations should be submitted to Kristy Hecke, solid waste manager, at or by fax at 815-334-4637.  Forms are available online at; the deadline is April 5. 

Entries will be considered based on environmentally sound waste reduction or recycling efforts, innovation and education. Award winners will be recognized at the McHenry County Board meeting in May. 

One award will be chosen for each category: businesses – retail, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing; institutions – schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, government; organizations – associations, clubs, volunteer groups; and individuals.

The previous year’s winners are posted on the health department's website under Environmental Health:

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