Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards

Since 1995, The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) has recognized the very best in Pollution Prevention with its annual awards.   The Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards (MVP2) recognize the P2 efforts of Local Government, State Government, Federal Government, Tribal, Not-for-profit and private industry and this year will also be recognizing education through our new educator and student of the year awards.

Award Winners are selected for each of seven categories:  Project or Program, Multimedia, P2 Champion, P2 Ambassador and Volunteer, Educator and Student of the Year.    Our panel of judges are selected each year from NPPR members and past award winners.  The MVP2 award ceremony will be held in Washington, DC during Pollution Prevention Week September 19-25, 2016.

Project, Multimedia and Champion awards are judged on five broad criteria: innovation, measurable results, transferability, commitment, and optimization of available project resources.    Volunteer, Ambassador, Educator and Student awards are judged on broader criteria specific to each award but take into account the above key criteria as well.

The application deadline for the 2016 MVP2 Awards is Friday, July 15, 2016.


The MVP2 Awards are awarded in seven categories.   When selecting one of these categories you will be taken to a word version of the application.  If you would like more information or a different type of file please send us an email at

The following MVP2 Awards highlight volunteers, ambassadors, educators and students that are advancing the mission of preventing pollution first.  Please take a moment to nominate your colleagues and students so that we can recognize them for their work.