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On April 22, 2020 Earth Day turned 50. "What began as a movement 50 years ago by 22 million Americans has grown into a global day of action for our planet," said U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "I could not be more proud of 50 years of work U.S. EPA staff have done, and continue to do, to make our nation a leader in clean air, clean water, and clean land progress.”
Stay at home orders and social distancing have not stopped Ohio EPA from recognizing environmental achievement. On May 5, DEFA held its first virtual recognition event for the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education Program for Magnificat High School, which received the highest level of recognition, the Leaf level award.
Washing Systems, LLC in Loveland has received the Green Chemistry Challenge: 2019 Greener Reaction Conditions Award from U.S. EPA. WSI is recognized for developing TRUpathTM, an alternative to traditional commercial laundering technologies that use harsh and harmful chemicals.
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Ohio EPA recognized YSI, Inc., in Yellow Springs in September 2018 with a Platinum Level award for its sustainability initiatives, conservation and efficiency programs, and water quality education efforts. YSI manufactures sampling and monitoring instruments for environmental and in-process monitoring, including equipment widely used to track water quality conditions and trends.
On April 17, 2019, Ohio EPA held its second Sustainability Conference in Columbus. Two hundred business and community representatives attended. The event provided opportunities to learn ways to become a part of the sustainability movement.
Do environmental terms sometimes sound like a foreign language to you? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses and communities have difficulty keeping up with the latest environmental lingo. This feature will cover some common environmental terms you may encounter.
Ohio EPA recognized American Municipal Power, Inc., (AMP) in Columbus in October with a Platinum Level award for its sustainability initiatives, diverse array of renewable and advanced power assets and robust energy efficiency program.
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 12 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) awards at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference on Oct. 31, 2018 in Columbus.
Ohio EPA recently recognized Ohio University (OU) in Athens with our highest environmental stewardship award for the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
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