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Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants, Ohio EPA Mosquito Control Grant (MCG), Ohio EPA Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Recognition Program and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) application period for $660 million in grants for Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities.
Ohio EPA has been promoting P2 and sustainability through recognition and info sharing since 1986, originally as a Governor’s award for material waste management and then for pollution prevention.
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.
On December 17, 2019, Laurie Stevenson, Director of Ohio EPA presented the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level award.
The Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) Program recognizes any K-12 public or private school for their achievements in environmental stewardship and efforts to educate and involve students on environmental topics.
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.
Since 2011, the Akron Zoo has diverted more than 3.6 million pounds of organic waste from landfills. Previously, the zoo had been using an outside vendor who would collect their organic waste and take it to a composting facility. After experiencing changes with their initial organic hauler and increasing limitations on acceptable organic material, Akron Zoo decided to look for alternative solutions for their organic waste to help them reach their long-term goal of being a zero-waste organization.
Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program on April 22, 2019 at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.
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.
2019 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards; Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants.
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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