Julie Oberg(410) 537-3003
Robert Ballinger(410) 537-3012
BALTIMORE, MD (June 12, 2007) – The Chesapeake Bay Program and the Maryland Department of the Environment are seeking applicants for Businesses for the Bay Excellence Awards. Awards are granted to small, medium, and large organizations of all types that voluntarily implement pollution prevention projects. The deadline for applications is July 16, 2007. Awards will be presented at the Businesses for the Bay annual meeting this fall.
Any Maryland business, facility or organization that has reduced its air emissions, water discharges, waste streams, or energy and water use is encouraged to apply for an award. Last year’s award winners included:
Businesses for the Bay is a voluntary program that encourages and recognizes pollution prevention practices at businesses, government facilities, and other organizations located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. More than 750 organizations throughout the watershed are participating members. Since the program’s inception in 1996, program participants throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed have reported the reduction and recycling of 8.25 billion pounds of waste and materials at a cost savings of $516 million. These wastes ranged from specific chemicals to air emissions and solid waste.
For more information on the awards criteria and to download an application, go to www.b4bay.org or call 1-800-968-7229, ext. 719 for information. Organizations may also join the Businesses for the Bay program online. There is no cost to join.
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