04/11/2005: EPA Achievements...
This is a welcome EPA note for the environment from US News Wire:
"The 2005 National Environmental Partnership Summit, a conference spotlighting pollution prevention, environmental compliance assistance and leadership will take place in Chicago April 11-14.When: Monday, April 11 to Thursday, April 14Where: Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Ill.
More than 700 national leaders representing industry, government and non-governmental organizations and Field trips have been scheduled to some of the Chicago area's most innovative environmental projects such as:
Southeast Industrial Corridor's USX site restoration;
Calumet Industrial Corridor's brownfields redevelopment;
Chicago's "greenest" dry cleaning business, Lansing Cleaners;
International Truck and Engine's Melrose plant, home of "green diesel technology";
The Chicago Center for Green Technology Chicago's Baxter Healthcare Corp."
Where it is also reported:
"EPA will present national awards in Chicago next Tuesday for exemplary environmental outreach and performance to nine members of its National Environmental Performance Track program. EPA will also welcome 73 new Performance Track members and honor the program's first three Corporate Leaders.
"By definition, Performance Track members are among the nation's top environmental performers, and we are pleased to welcome the 73 new members to the program," said Stephanie Daigle, EPA acting associate administrator for Policy, Economics and Innovation. "The facilities and companies that we will recognize at this event as award winners have demonstrated truly outstanding environmental results over the last two years."
EPA is honoring Performance Track members' achievements with the following awards and recognition:
Environmental Performance Awards -- These awards will be presented to the following four facilities that have demonstrated especially outstanding performance: 3M, Nevada, Mo.; Durango- McKinley Paper Company, Prewitt, N.M.; Ideal Jacobs Corp., Maplewood, N.J.; Rohm and Haas, La Mirada, Calif.
Outreach Awards -- These awards recognize the following members for extraordinary efforts in communicating the benefits of membership in Performance Track to their employees and other facilities: 3M ESPE Dental Products, Irvine, Calif.; International Paper, Franklin, Va.; Motorola GTSS Ocotillo, Chandler, Ariz.; Pfizer Inc., Terre Haute, Ind.; 3M Corp., headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. (which will receive the first corporate-level Performance Track Director's Award for Outreach within and outside the company)"
Coutesy of US News Wire.
Karen on 04.11.05 @ 06:16 AM CST