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County of Lexington recognizes businesses for their efforts to keep the Midlands green

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – At a recent Lexington County Council meeting, the council had the distinct pleasure of recognizing the efforts of several Midlands-based businesses who have taken great strides to provide environmental workspaces and products to keep our environment healthy and clean. These businesses are the newest members of the Midlands Green Business program.

According to the website for Keep the Midlands Beautiful, the Midlands Green Business program is a partnership between the City of Columbia, Lexington County, Richland County and Keep the Midlands Beautiful. This program is designed to recognize businesses who adopt sustainable and eco-friendly business practices, thus keeping our community cleaner, greener and making it a more beautiful place to live.

The businesses that were recently recognized by the Lexington County Council for becoming members were, Pyramid Contracting, LLC. Xan Tayler, their business development agent, was on hand to receive the certificate on behalf of Pyramid.

The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens was also recognized. President & CEO Tommy Stringfellow and Melanie Scott-Leach, the director of habitat horticulture, were both at the meeting to receive the certificate on behalf of the zoo.

The Town of Irmo was also recognized for joining these others in an effort to be as “Green” as possible. Kaye Hunke, an administrative assistant from Irmo, was on hand to receive the certificate on their behalf.

These businesses and entities have made great strides by working through a checklist of activities in four primary categories:

  • Pollution prevention and air quality

  • Waste reduction and recycling

  • Energy conservation

  • Water conservation

Congratulations to all of these businesses and agencies for their work toward making the Midlands a better place now and in the future. To learn more about the Midlands Green Business program, click this LINK to go to their website.

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