KPPC Receives National MVP2 Award
The 2010 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) Awards, presented by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, celebrate the successes of innovators in the areas of pollution prevention and sustainability.
KPPC was honored by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) at an annual ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 21, where it received a 2010 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) Award for its publication, “Kentucky Forum: Carbon Sequestration through Agriculture and Forestry Management.” (PDF download)
The report summarizes the issues covered at the forum, which was held in Louisville September 10, 2009, and attracted 108 attendees from six states to share information and offer expertise on agriculture, forestry, research, government, business and environmental topics. The report details some of the most important issues covered at the forum, including carbon policy, biofuels and potential energy crops for Kentucky.
NPPR has sponsored the MVP2 Awards program since 1999 to recognize outstanding and innovative projects and programs. The 2010 MVP2 Awards were presented during P2 Week (September 20 - 26), a national pollution prevention awareness campaign. Award recipients represent a broad range of backgrounds, including federal government agencies, academia, industries, non-profits and individuals that have demonstrated significant accomplishments in pollution prevention.
The 2010 awards were given out for four categories.
- AW Chesterton
- BAE Systems
- IBM Burlington
- IBM Fishkill
- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
- Maryland Department of the Environment
- U.S. Forest Service
- KPPC for the publication, “Kentucky Forum: Carbon Sequestration through Agriculture and Forestry Management”
- Dr. Tim Lindsey with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
- Phil Kaplan, a recent retiree with U.S. EPA Region 5
Volunteer of the Year:
- Andy Bray from the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association
Jeffrey Burke, Executive Director of NPPR, stated, “These organizations have clearly demonstrated that pollution prevention is beneficial to both the environment and the economy. They are being recognized for their leadership and commitment to promoting a sustainable future.” The MVP2 Awards demonstrate how organizations can become more competitive, form partnerships, realize cost savings and enhance environmental quality all at the same time.
Since P2 Week became a national event in 1995, NPPR has been advancing pollution prevention awareness through its efforts to encourage and promote widespread participation during this week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of NPPR and the 20th anniversary of the Pollution Prevention Act.