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ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION GIVES FIRST AWARD TO BUSINESS FOR ECO-ACHIEVEMENT

 MEDIA, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 54-year history, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will honor six members of the business community at its Annual Awards Dinner, Dec. 7.
 The honorees are companies who have done an outstanding job of implementing the tenets of the PRC's Behavior for a Green America (BGA) program, an environmental action plan for business which calls for making environmental sensitivity part of daily operations.
 Winners include Ball-InCon Glass Packaging Corp. (Muncie, Ind.) for reducing paper usage by 50 percent and increasing the percentage of recycled glass used in its manufacturing process by 5 percent; Windsor Barrel Works (Kempton, Pa.) for maintaining the rural landscape by converting an old feed mill into their warehouse/production facility; National Liberty Corporation (National Home Life Assurance Co. & Veterans Life Insurance Co. of Frazer, Pa.) for encouraging employees to participate in company environmental programs and for eliminating the use of pesticides and fertilizers on company grounds; Sansom Street Oyster House and Samuel Adams Brew House (Philadelphia) for energy conservation, and Moore Recycling Associates (Hancock, N.H.) for innovative techniques to promote stewardship of natural resources.
 Behavior for a Green America requires participants to provide stewardship of common resources; conserve energy; minimize waste and pollution and provide accurate information about their policies and products. The program was introduced 18 months ago. The first 47 companies signed on at a special ceremony at the Capitol in Harrisburg and agreed to submit an annual report on their environmental achievements during the past year to PRC's directors. Winners were chosen on the basis of these reports.
 There are currently more than 100 businesses participating in the behavior for a Green America Program. They range from some of Philadelphia's largest banks (First Fidelity Bancorporation, CoreStates Financial Corp. and Commonwealth Federal Savings Bank) to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. Forty Pennsylvania newspapers, all members of the Pa. Newspaper Publishers Association, are working to execute the tenets of BGA. Several Philadelphia restaurants, members of the Philadelphia Restaurant and Food Purveyors Association, are following the guidelines of a food service version of BGA created especially for them. They include Down Home Diner, Jack's Firehouse, Frog Commissary Catering, Magnolia Cafe, North Star Bar, Samuel Adams Brew House, Sansom Street Oyster House and the White Dog Cafe.
 Founded in 1939, PRC is Pennsylvania's oldest citizen action environmental organization. It is recognized nationally for its recycling, waste reduction and environmental shopping programs. For more information about Behavior for a Green America or other PRC programs, call the only national Environmental Living Hotline, another PRC service, at 800-GO-TO-PRC.
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