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Oct. 16: 180 Colorado companies to be recognized as environmental leaders

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 16, 2013
CONTACT:
Mark Salley
Communications Director
303-692-2013
 

180 Colorado companies to be recognized as environmental leaders

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will recognize more than 180 companies Oct. 17 for their outstanding environmental achievements that help keep Colorado a desirable place for people to work and live. The department, in cooperation with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership, will present the 14th annual Environmental Leadership Awards at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
The awards recognize Colorado organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.
This year’s program will recognize 10 new Gold Leaders, including Blue Star Recyclers, Amgen and Manitou Springs School District, which join 73 other companies and organizations already designated as Gold Leaders. There currently are 38 companies designated as Silver Partners and 22 companies designated as Bronze Achievers.
One Gold Leader company will receive the “24-Karat Gold Award.” This award is determined each year by the other Gold Leaders. Each Gold Leader company is asked to nominate an individual or team from their company who has gone above and beyond required job duties in the creation and implementation of a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. The 24-Karat Gold Award winner will be announced at the event. 
The event begins with a breakfast at 9 a.m. in the Denver Center for Performing Art’s Seawell Ballroom, followed by the awards presentation. More than 300 government, business and community leaders are expected to attend the program this year.
The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program is open to all Colorado businesses, industries, offices, educational institutions, municipalities, government agencies, communities, nonprofits and other organizations.
For a complete list of organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations and summaries of their environmental efforts, please contact Lynette Myers, Environmental Leadership Program manager, at lynette.myers@state.co.us, or visit the department’s Environmental Leadership Program website.
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