Jan. 26, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 has announced the agencies and programs that have been selected for the 2010 Champions of Environmental Leadership and Green Government Awards.
In 2010 the criteria for nominations were:
1) Participation as a Partner in the Federal Green Challenge.
2) The facility/site being nominated must be beyond environmental compliance in all regulatory programs.
3) The nominating facility/site must be able to demonstrate results of project efforts through measurement.
Additionally, each agency was required to submit nominations in the categories below:
5) Overall Environmental Leadership
The below noted award winners met the above criteria and had entries in the specified categories. All award winners submitted Group Awards. (See attachments for full description of accomplishments.)
1) ENERGY – U. S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, GRAND COULEE DAM Retrofit Lighting Project
Team Members: Craig Ciranny, Bonneville Power Administration, Mechanical Engineer, Eric Corbin, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Leonard Sanders, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, James Stair, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sean Hess, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
2) WATER – General Services Administration, THOMAS A. FOLEY, U.S. COURTHOUSE
Team Members: Paul Zambon, Field Office Manager, Shadd Soth, Property Manager, James Appleton, Assistant Property Manager
3) WASTE – Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Waste Diversion Program
Team Members: Joint Base Lewis-McChord
4) TRANSPORTATION – No nominations
5) OVERALL ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP – U. S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Bonneville Power Administration's Energy Smart Federal Partnership
Team Members: Bonneville Power Administration's Energy Smart Federal Partnership – lead by BPA's Energy Efficiency department and managed by Curt Nichols, BPA Public Utilities Specialist
Honorable Mention goes to the below agencies for their work and efforts:
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Federal Aviation Administration
U.S. Navy Northwest
USDA Forest Service
Through the efforts of these and other Federal Green Challenge partners in 2009, participating agencies were able to reduce their collective greenhouse gas footprint by the equivalent of 4500 vehicles off the road for one an entire year. The Challenge Partners also saved approximately $850,000.00 of taxpayer dollars by their commitment to environmental stewardship through innovation, teamwork, and a focus on environmentally sound practices. The figures for 2010 will be released at the 3rd Annual Federal Green Challenge Symposium to be held on February 1st, 2011.
For more information on the Symposium and other Federal Green Challenge information – including information on an upcoming webinar where you can hear how these winners met and exceeded their goals, please visit www.epa.gov/federalgreenchallenge.