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September 19, 2012
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.
September 17, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks the first day of National Pollution Prevention Week. Pollution Prevention Week is annually the third week of September. Pollution Prevention Week is a time when businesses, environmental groups and citizens can join forces for a common cause. By sharing information about pollution prevention, businesses can become more competitive, businesses and government can realize cost savings, and environmental quality can be enhanced.
The theme for Pollution Prevention Week 2012 is “Safer Chemicals for a Safer World”, which embodies a national effort for safer alternatives to chemicals of concern. This is to ensure the safety and health of workers and communities. Using safer chemical alternatives also provides companies with a marketing edge over their competitors.
The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR), the largest organization in the United States solely focused on pollution prevention, has several events planned throughout the week. NPPR will honor leaders in pollution prevention on Wednesday, September 19 during their annual awards the Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards (MVP2). September 20th NPPR will host a webinar entitled, Engaging Your Supply, with presenter Steve Walker, Insights Director with World 50. NPPR will end Pollution Prevention Week co-sponsoring a webinar with the New York State Pollution Institute that will be focused on the U.S. EPA’s Design for the Environment program.
Pollution Prevention Week is the third week of September, September 17th – 23rd, 2012. To learn more about Pollution Prevention Week activities visit the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s website at www.p2.org.
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