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DeKalb commission accepting nominations for environmental award

DeKALB – The DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission is accepting nominations for its 2012 PRIDE Award.

The award, which stands for the People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment Award, honors businesses, residents and others who have “significantly improved the quality of the physical environment in DeKalb through projects or programs emphasizing resource conservation, energy efficiency, beautification, waste reduction or other means that improve the quality of life in the community,” according to a news release.

The award also could recognize public awareness programs focusing on specific environmental issues.

For a nomination form, visit cityofdekalb.com. Nominations are due by 3 p.m. Dec. 21. A winner will be chosen by the Citizens’ Environmental Commission, and the commission will present the award at the Feb. 11 City Council meeting.

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