WASHINGTON, DC – The 2012 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) awards presented by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) celebrates the successes of innovators in the areas of pollution prevention and sustainability. The MVP2 awards are presented annually during National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week. Since P2 Week became a national event in 1995, NPPR has been advancing pollution prevention awareness by encouraging and promoting widespread participation during this week.
The 2012 MVP2 recipients represent a broad range of backgrounds including federal government agencies, academia, industries, non-profits and individuals that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in pollution prevention. These prestigious awards were presented at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 19, 2012.
Awards are presented in four categories. This year’s winners for the Projects/Programs Award were Earth Friendly Products, IBM Fishkill, IBM Burlington, Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center and Washing Systems LLC. The Multimedia Award was presented to the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center for their YouTube Media Channel as well as to Cimira Studios, Impact Washington, US EPA OSEM and Washington State Department of Ecology for their video, “AccraFab – Lean and Environment Reduces Wastewater Costs for Plating Company”. Paul Anastas with Yale University and Allen White with Tellus Institute took home the awards for P2 Champion. Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Cathy Colglazier with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Jeffrey Burke, Executive Director of NPPR, stated, “These organizations have clearly demonstrated that pollution prevention is beneficial to both the environment and the economy. They are being recognized for their leadership and commitment to promoting a sustainable future”. The MVP2 awards demonstrate how organizations can become more competitive, form partnerships, realize cost savings and enhance environmental quality all at the same time.
For more information on the MVP2 Awards and NPPR, visit www.p2.org.