EPA wins three Presidential GreenGov Sustainability awards
“At EPA, we are committed to sustainability and to leading by example,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said. “We are proud that recent efforts by EPA staff to advance climate resiliency, composting, and sustainable demolition practices are being recognized with a GreenGov Presidential award.”
The agency won in three categories: the Resilience Role Model Award, Green Dream Team Award and 2014 Good Neighbor Award. The first was a joint win with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for their work to assist Long Island in climate resiliency following Hurricane Sandy. The Green Team award was also a joint win, with the General Services Administration (GSA), for the organizations’ work to create a compost collection program at the EPA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Finally, the Good Neighbor award honored the EPA for its efforts to help municipalities demolition vacant homes in an environmentally sound way through an EPA toolkit.
The EPA was joined in receiving Presidential GreenGov Sustainability honors by NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.