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Governor’s environmental excellence award winners named

The Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence was awarded to Indiana University Bloomington (photo courtesy of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Six Hoosier organizations have been awarded The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. The state’s top environmental award honors organizations taking major steps to help protect the environment.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Bruno Pigott virtually presented the awards during the 23rd annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow. The governor’s office says the award is an annual program to recognize Indiana’s leaders who have identified and implemented innovative environmental practices into their programs and facilities.

“Our 2020 Governor’s Award winners have made great strides in improving Indiana’s environment,” said Pigott. “By using innovative environmental practices, they have reduced waste, saved money, and contributed greatly to environmental protection efforts for Hoosiers.”

The 2020 categories and recipients are below:

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources

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  • Vuteq Indiana – Princeton, Gibson County for “Energy Reduction Grid Tied Solar Energy System.”

Environmental Outreach and Education

  • Indiana University – Bloomington, Monroe County for “Education for Environmental Change.”

Five Year Continuous Improvement

  • Cummins Inc. Engine Plant – Columbus, Bartholomew County for “Environmental Management System Projects.”

Greening the Government

  • City of Richmond Parks & Recreation Department – Richmond, Wayne County for “Richmond Greenhouse Restoration Initiative.”

Land Use and Conservation

  • Elkhart County Soil & Water Conservation District – Elkhart, Elkhart County for “Stormwater Alliance Program.”

Recycle and Reuse

  • Midwest Dairy Recycling – North Manchester, Wabash County for “Dairy Recycling Program.”