May 14, 2019
The Buckeye State Investing in a Sustainable Recycling System
COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnership (The Partnership) are coming together to tackle the issue of non-recyclable trash in recycling by investing in education and outreach in pilot areas around the state. Six grants have been awarded to a strategically and geographically diverse group of communities that represent four different major MRFsheds within Ohio to work with The Partnership to create the best model for replicable success statewide

April 22, 2019
Ohio EPA Introduces New Environmental Recognition Program for Schools
(NEWARK, Ohio) – Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson introduced the Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program today at Heritage Middle School in Newark as part of an Earth Day celebration with Governor Mike DeWine.

March 27, 2019
Registration Still Open for Annual Sustainability Conference
Seats are still available for Ohio EPA’s second annual Sustainability Conference, April 17, 2019, in Columbus. For the conference, Ohio EPA brings together businesses, organizations and communities to discuss sustainability and provide information about the Agency’s technical assistance services.

December 5, 2018
Nestlé/NQAC Dublin Earns Ohio EPA’s Gold Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today recognized Nestlé Quality Assurance Center (NQAC) in Dublin, with the Agency’s gold level environmental stewardship award. The company earned this award for its emphasis on waste diversion from landfills and energy efficiency.

October 31, 2018
Ohio EPA Issues 2018 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented five Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Level awards today at the Agency’s Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus.

September 20, 2018
Yellow Springs Company Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing YSI Inc. today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on efficiency, protecting water resources and public outreach.

August 22, 2018
PEW Charitable Trusts Identifies Ohio EPA Among Agencies with Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations
Ohio’s EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the Pew Charitable Trusts this month for the Agency’s innovative approach to providing free, customized and confidential support to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The PEW Report was part of the policy-focused, nonprofit organization’s research into state-based programs which provide an essential public service (e.g. protecting human health and the environment), while also encouraging business growth and job creation.

May 9, 2018
Ohio University Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Ohio University today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.

April 30, 2018
Ohio EPA Awards $3.9 Million for 2018 Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants
Ohio EPA is awarding nearly $4 million this year in grant funding to 60 local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio to establish and implement recycling, litter prevention, recycling market development and scrap tire recycling programs.

January 25, 2018
Ohio EPA Director Visits Kenworth to Recognize Company for Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Kenworth truck plant in Chillicothe today to recognize the company’s ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship.

November 28, 2017
Washing Systems Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Washing Systems LLC today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on making its products more efficient and environmentally sustainable for its laundry processing industry customers in North America and Europe.

November 13, 2017
Columbus Zoo Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Recognition
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the first two organizations in Ohio to achieve platinum-level recognition for environmental stewardship in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

October 3, 2017
Ohio EPA Issues 2017 Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented 18 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards today at the Sustainability Conference in Columbus.

August 24, 2017
Honda Research and Development Americas, Inc. Receives Ohio EPA’s Gold Environmental Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Honda Research and Development (R&D) Americas, Inc. facility today to recognize the auto maker for reaching the gold standard of environmental excellence and stewardship through the Ohio EPA E3 program.

May 25, 2017
Ohio EPA Recognizes MillerCoors Trenton Brewery for Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery today with a flag-raising event to highlight the facility’s many achievements in environmental stewardship in the local community. The Trenton brewery has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.

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