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Subject: [epanews] News Release: EPA Honors Climate and Stratospheric
News for Release: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Honors Climate and Stratospheric Ozone Protection
Contact: John Millett, 202-564-4355
(Washington, D.C. - May 4) Coca-Cola, McDonalds, 3M, American Electric
Power, Cinergy, and the cities of Boulder, Colo., and Syracuse, N.Y.,
are among the 25 individuals, teams, organizations and companies from
around the world that EPA will recognize for outstanding efforts to
protect the Earth's climate and stratospheric ozone layer. The award
recipients have demonstrated ingenuity, leadership and public purpose by
achieving reductions of ozone depleting and heat-trapping gas emissions.
Millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions and ozone-depleting
substances have been avoided due to the efforts of the award winners,
EPA estimates. The winners have introduced new and improved
technologies that reduce harmful emissions in refrigeration, liquid
crystal displays (LCDs), and car air conditioning, improving the
environmental performance of these industries well into the future.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony this evening at the Hotel
Washington in Washington, D.C. Since the annual Stratospheric
Protection Awards began in 1990, EPA has honored 485 individuals and
organizations from 40 countries. EPA began the Climate Protection
Awards in 1998 and has so far recognized 110 individuals and
organizations from 16 countries.
2005 Climate Protection Award Winners:
American Electric Power, Columbus, Ohio
City of Boulder, Colo.
The California Energy Commission, Sacramento, Calif.
Cinergy, Cincinnati, Ohio
Connecticut Governor's Steering Committee, Conn.
Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wis.
3M, St. Paul, Minn.
McDonald's, Coca-Cola, & Unilever Refrigerants Naturally Partnership, UK
Rhode Island Greenhouse Gas Stakeholders, R.I.
City of Syracuse, N.Y.
United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Conn.
York International, York, Penn.
Mr. Sandeep Ganesh, Winrock International, India
Ms. Sonia Hamel, Office of Commonwealth Development, Mass.
Dr. Hideki Nishida, Hitachi Displays, Mobara, Japan
Improved Mobile Air Conditioning Organizing Team, USA
Tufts Climate Initiative, Medford, Mass.
2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards:
Raley's Family of Fine Stores, West Sacramento, Calif.
Paul Horwitz, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya
Dr. Mark L. Robin, Hughes Associates, Baltimore, Md.
The Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study, the
Programme for Alternative
Fluorocarbon Toxicity Testing, and the Ultraviolet Monitoring and
Assessment Programme, Arlington, Va.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and its Appliance
Research Consortium, Washington, D.C.
Department of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China
OzonAction Programme of United Nations Environment Programme's Division
of Technology, Industry and Economics, France
Ozone Science Tiger Team, Canada and USA
For further information and to learn what winners did to earn the EPA's
Climate Protection or Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award, visit:
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