Printer Friendly

NEW ENGLAND ELECTRIC SYSTEM RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION CHALLENGE AWARD; THE NATION'S HIGHEST ENVIRONMENTAL HONOR

 NEW ENGLAND ELECTRIC SYSTEM RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION CHALLENGE AWARD; THE NATION'S HIGHEST ENVIRONMENTAL HONOR
 WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The president announced today that nine U.S. individuals and organizations will receive the nation's highest environmental honor -- the President's Environment and Conservation Challenge Award. These innovative and effective leaders have distinguished themselves as pioneers in protecting and conserving our environment. They will receive the presidential medal for environmental excellence at a White House ceremony later this fall.
 In addition to the medal recipients, presidential citations are also being awarded to 13 finalists who demonstrated notable environmental achievements.
 The presidential medal and citation recipients are representative of the new generation of environmental entrepreneurs and activists. They are doers, not takers. They are building cooperative problem-solving partnerships, creating new products and processes that are sensitive to the ecology, incorporating environmental thinking into business decision-making, and promoting a conservation ethic throughout the United States and other countries.
 Medal Recipients: Citation Recipients:
 Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers 3COM Corporation
 Chesapeake Bay Foundation Chrysler Corporation
 Florida Save Our Everglades Council of Great Lakes
 IBM Corporation Governors
 New England Electric System & Georgia Office of Energy
 the Conservation Law Foundation Resources
 Northern Telecom, Inc. Hannaford Brothers Co.
 People for Community Recovery Keep Texas Beautiful
 Think Earth Environmental Maryland Chesapeake Bay
 Education Program License Plate
 Unocal Corporation New Mexico Department of
 Energy, Minerals and
 Natural Resources & the
 Gas Company of New Mexico
 Proctor & Gamble Company
 Santa Rosa Plateau
 Agreement
 Save Our Streams
 Tennessee Conservation
 League
 NEES is the parent company of the Massachusetts Electric Company, Granite State Electric Company in New Hampshire and Narragansett Electric Company in Rhode Island. NEES serves 1.2 million customers in three states and is headquartered in Westborough, Mass.
 The president's Environment and Conservation Challenge Awards are administered by the Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with The National Geographic Society, The Hearst Corporation, The Business Roundtable, and the World Wildlife Fund.
 The awards program was established by executive order in 1991. An independent selection committee of notable leaders in the academic, business, environmental, and professional fields judged the nominations. Presidential medals and citations are awarded in four categories: Partnership, Environmental Quality Management, Innovation, and Education and Communications.
 EDITOR'S NOTE: A description of medal and citation recipients follows. Recipients of 1992 Presidential Medals
 Medals are presented to individuals and organizations whose efforts epitomize the ideals of the Challenge Awards.
 PARTNERSHIP: Awarded for fostering cooperative approaches to environmental needs at the local, regional or national level.
 Energy Conservation Collaborative Effort
 New England Electric System, Westboro, Mass., and the
 Conservation Law Foundation of New England, Boston, Mass.
 The unlikely union of an electric utility and an environmental group has resulted in two major achievements; the development of one of the nation's most successful energy conservation programs and regulatory approval for a utility earnings incentive. The "power plant that conservation built" significantly reduced the utility's air pollutants and the need for new capacity, while saving consumers and stockholders money.
 -0- 10/29/92
 /CONTACT: Christine Baratta of NEES, 508-366-9011 x2678, or Armond Cohen of Conservation Law Foundation, 617-742-2540/ CO: New England Electric System ST: Massachusetts IN: OIL SU:


CH -- NE012 -- 6559 10/29/92 12:03 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Oct 29, 1992
Words:533
Previous Article:KODAK'S KAY R. WHITMORE RECEIVES NATIONAL EQUAL JUSTICE AWARD
Next Article:CEMEX, S.A. REPORTS INCREASED NINE MONTH AND THIRD QUARTER SALES AND INCOME
Topics:


Related Articles
BG&E'S 'CONSERVING OUR ENERGY AND PRESERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT' PROGRAM RECOGNIZED BY NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION
CP&L HONORED FOR ADOPTING STATE PARKS
NEW ENGLAND ELECTRIC SYSTEM COMPANIES ANNOUNCE NEW INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIARY
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANIES JOIN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
PSE&G FIRST ELECTRIC UTILITY TO PRESENT FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON PLAN TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS UNDER U.S. DOE'S CLIMATE CHALLENGE PROGRAM
NEW ENGLAND ELECTRIC RECEIVES APPROVAL ON 'GREEN RFP' RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
U.S. E.P.A. PRESENTS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AWARD TO PSE&G
Con Edison Honored by U.S. Coast Guard for Environmental Excellence.
Con Edison Presents Its Fifth Annual Environmental Excellence Awards.
PG&E Corporation Again Invests in Innovative Programs To Educate Youth on the Environment.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters