-Recipients include WindowDressers, Cary Medical Center, Agri-Energy, The Meadowmere Resort and Edwards-United Technologies-
WINSLOW –Maine DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho and Senior Natural Resources Policy Advisor to Governor LePage Carlisle McLean honored five stewards of sustainability today with State-sponsored environmental achievement awards.
The 2013 Environmental Excellence awards, administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, were presented by Commissioner Aho and Carlisle McLean in a ceremony at Mid-State Machine Products, a leading precision manufacturer located in Winslow.
Senior staff from the Governor’s office and from Maine DEP, representatives from each of the winning organizations, members of the Board of Environmental Protection and the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee, and leaders from Maine’s environment and business community attended the awards.
Recipients were recognized for voluntarily going beyond regulatory requirements for innovation in environmental sustainability.
Commissioner Aho said it was important for the State to acknowledge Maine’s many environmental leaders who are modeling her department’s vision of a mutually healthy environment and economy.
“Maine has long been a national leader when it comes to environmental excellence and our 2013 Governor’s Awards recipients are carrying on that legacy,” Aho said. “As Maine’s foremost environmental organization, it has great meaning when we respect and recognize these leaders and that the innovation improving our environment and our economy comes directly from Maine employers and people, understanding that a healthy environment and a strong economy support one another and where stewardship of our natural resources ensures a vibrant economy.”