2018 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Awards Announced

WASHINGTON, DC – The 2018 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) awards presented by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) celebrate 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.

This awards program is designed to further recognize P2 successes and encourage other entities to consider a P2 approach. The 2018 MVP2 recipients represent a broad range of backgrounds that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in pollution prevention.

2018 MVP2 Award Winners

For details on each winner, visit the 2018 Awards page.

Fred-Granek-P2-Ambassador-Award: Ken Geiser, Professor Emeritus, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell

P2 Champion: Global Foundries, Malta, New York 

P2 Educator of the Year: Mary Butow, Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Massachusetts

P2 Student of the Year: Puja Vengadasalam, 11th grader in Princeton Junction, New Jersey 

Best Multi-media: Washing Systems, Loveland, OH

P2 Program: Widmer Brothers Brewery, Portland Oregon

P2 Volunteer of the Year: Dan Wartenberg, Epidemiologist, New Jersey

These organizations and individuals have clearly demonstrated that pollution prevention is beneficial to both the environment and the economy. The MVP2 Awards are awarded in seven categories, past recipients are listed on our Past MVP2 Recipients page. If you would like more information, please send us an email at admin@p2.org.