Burlington, VT – Cx Associates Among Winners of the 2014 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence for Their Green Incentives Commuting Program:
Recipients of the 2014 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence have been announced and will be recognized in May at a ceremony in Burlington. Environmental excellence awards have been given since 1993 to recognize efforts and actions of Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability. To date, more than 200 efforts have been recognized. "These projects contribute significantly to Vermont's environmental quality and encourage others to take similar actions to protect our resources," said Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. "They demonstrate the importance of innovation and partnerships in enhancing and sustaining Vermont's environmental quality.
Award winners will be recognized at the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Annual Spring Conference on May 14 at the Davis Center on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington.
This year's recipients include:
AllEarth Renewables (Williston) – Innovative employee incentive program to reduce fossil fuels and carbon emissions
CxAssociates (Burlington) – Green incentive employee commuting program to encourage alternate forms of transportation
IBM (Essex Junction) – Photochemical waste reduction in the semiconductor manufacturing process
Lamoille Valley/Twin State Ford (Hardwick and St. Johnsbury)- Campaign to promote the sale of plug-in electric hybrid vehicles and was the second Ford dealership in the country in sales of hybrid electric vehicles in 2013.
SunCommon (Waterbury Center) – Residential solar business with an innovative financing model that has made solar renewable energy affordable and has substantially increased solar residential installations in the state.
Read the full release here: VBSR: Gov. Shumlin, ANR Secretary Markowitz Announce Environmental Excellence Awards