The 2013 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.
The 2013 MVP2 recipients represent a broad range of backgrounds including academia, industries, non- profits and individuals that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in pollution prevention. Together, these programs and projects reduced hazardous materials by 757,000 pounds, non-hazardous materials by 7.8 million pounds, water use by 484 million gallons, air emissions by 137 million pounds, and energy use by 484 million kWh. These prestigious awards will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 18, 2013.
Awards are presented in four categories. This year’s winners for the Projects/Programs Award were:
- Associated Air Center
- Liberty Bottleworks
- IBM Vermont
- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
- Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
- Owens Corning
- SABIC, and
- Toyota of West Virginia.
Honorable Mentions went to:
- Community Closet
- Watson Furniture
- The Green Building
- Toyota of West Virginia, and
- Washing Systems.
Rick Bossingham with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management took home the award for P2 Champion. Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Scott Butner, formerly with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a volunteer member of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center, and Donna Walden of the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network.
Jeffrey Burke, Executive Director of NPPR, stated, “These organizations have clearly demonstrated that pollution prevention is beneficial to both the environment and the economy. They are being recognized for their leadership and commitment to promoting a sustainable future”. The MVP2 awards demonstrate how organizations can become more competitive, form partnerships, realize cost savings and enhance environmental quality all at the same time.
For more information on the MVP2 Awards and NPPR, visit www.p2.org.