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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: April 15, 2011
CONTACT: Melissa Zych (603) 271-0878

Deadline for 2011 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention Applications Approaching

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Pollution Prevention Program reminds businesses and organizations that they are currently accepting applications for the 17th Annual Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention. The application deadline is May 1, 2011.

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.

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 2011.

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.

For an application or for more information, visit http://des.nh.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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