The Midlands Green Awards are being presented by Keep the Midlands Beautiful and will be presented December 1 at the 6th Annual Gala for a Greener Midlands.

The Midlands Green Awards were created to recognize individuals and businesses for their work in making the Midlands a cleaner, greener, more beautiful community. Keep the Midlands Beautiful wishes to recognize individuals, groups, and businesses for the example they set for all residents, and visitors, to the Midlands.

During the Gala, Keep the Midlands Beautiful will give several awards recognizing the individuals, groups and business that are stand outs in the following categories; green small business, green large business, green non-profit, green elected official, green educator/neighborhood/community group, green sustainability leader, and green event. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate deserving groups through the Keep the Midlands Beautiful web site at keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org. Nominations for the Midlands Green Award will be accepted through November 15.