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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: February 18, 2010
CONTACT: Paul Lockwood, (603) 271-2956

Apply for the 2010 Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Pollution Prevention Program is accepting applications for the 16th Annual Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2010.

The Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention recognizes businesses and other organizations for their outstanding pollution prevention accomplishments. Award recipients will be recognized for specific programs that go beyond regulatory requirements to reduce or eliminate the generation of waste. Qualified applicants must be in compliance with state and federal environmental laws, and their pollution prevention efforts must be voluntary.

The applications will be evaluated by an outside panel of judges representing industry, environmental organizations, trade associations, and government. Judges will evaluate pollution prevention projects that reduce the use, generation, or release of pollutants at the source; increase efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or another resource; protect natural resources using conservation techniques; and measure the project's success, level of commitment and leadership in pollution prevention.

Winners will receive a hand-cut New Hampshire granite trophy, and public recognition in press releases and trade papers. Awards will be presented to the winners in the fall of 2010.

The winner of the 2009 Governor’s Award offered these comments on what winning the award meant to their company:  Southeastern Container’s General Manager, John Fischer said: "As a two-time Granite Award winner, Southeastern Container can attest that the NHPPP has helped us focus on measuring and validating our company’s progress in creating a more sustainable business model. Another excellent benefit has been the ability of our managers to access the knowledge and resources of NHDES to continue to make our plant environmental program even better. It is because of this collaboration that we highly recommend that your business participate in this extremely worthwhile environmental awards program."

For an application or for more information, visit www.nh.des.gov and select Governor’s Award from the A-Z list, call 1-800-273-9469 or email nhppp@des.nh.gov.

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