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Environmental Excellence Awards Program

The Environmental Excellence Partnership Program (E2P2) recognizes businesses and non-profit organizations in Washtenaw County that provide leadership in environmental protection and practice environmentally sound behavior in the areas of water quality protection, waste reduction & recycling, and pollution prevention. 

A steering committee facilitates the annual award process, including the recommendations of businesses or non-profit organizations to receive the award. The committee consists of Washtenaw County staff from the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and Public Health's Environmental Health Division.

Award criteria include:

  • Compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations;
  • Implementation of innovative environmental initiatives above and beyond legal requirements;
  • Submission of necessary plans and reports, e.g. Hazardous Materials and Waste Spill Response plans, Water Quality Action Plan, Solid Waste Generator Reports, Pollution Prevention Status Sheets, etc.;
  • A demonstrated commitment to our environment and community.

Please join Washtenaw County in congratulating these organizations for their commitment to improve environmental quality!

2017

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Zingerman's Community of BusinessesZingermans '17 Overall Winner

 

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award – The Betty Brigade
    Betty Brigade '17 Waste Reduction and Recycling Winner

  • Water Quality Protection Award – Saline Environmental Commission
    Saline Env Commission '17 Water Quality Winner

  • Pollution Prevention Award – Lambert Industries, Inc.
    Lambert Industries '17 Pollution Prevention Winner

2016

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award – Recycle Ann Arbor
    2016 EE Awards - Recycle Ann Arbor

 

  • Water Quality Protection Award – Lawton Elementary School
    2016 EE Awards - Lawton Elementary

 

  • Pollution Prevention Award – RheTech
    2016 EE Awards - RheTech

 
2015

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award – St. Joseph Mercy - Ann Arbor
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award – Starr Valley Farms
  • Water Quality Protection Award – Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
  • Pollution Prevention Award – Elastizell Corporation

    2015 EE Award Winners

 

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2013/2014

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award – Village Pharmacy II
  • Water Quality Protection Award – Ann Arbor District Library
  • Pollution Prevention Award – Superior Materials

    2014 Environmental Excellence Winners


2012

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award Village of Dexter
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Radrick Farms Golf Course, University of Michigan
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Wylie Elementary School 
  • Pollution Prevention Award - The Trenton Corporation

    2012 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


2011

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Chrysler Group LLC - Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Horiba Instruments, Inc.
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Pollution Prevention Award - ITC Holdings Corp

 

2010

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Barton Hills Village
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Earthen Jar Vegetarian Cuisine
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Four Points Sheraton of Ann Arbor
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Greenhills School of Ann Arbor
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Sensor’s Inc. of Ann Arbor

 

2008

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - VA Ann Arbor Health Care System
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Fox Hills Golf and Conference Center
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Howard Cooper, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Kramer-Triad Management, Inc. - Tower Plaza
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Washtenaw Woodwrights
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Ypsilanti Food Co-Op
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Kunststoff-Technik Scherer & Trier USA, Inc.

  

2007

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Whitmore Lake High School
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Pittsfield Charter Township
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Seva
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Dexter Village Road Maintenance Facility
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Habitat for Humanity
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Heritage School of Saline
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - AC3 - Collaborative Architecture
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Pittsfield Charter Township
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Dexter Village Road Maintenance Facility

 

2006

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Ann Arbor News
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Angel Food Catering
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - 1-800-GOT-JUNK
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Calvert's Rolloffs
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - The University of Michigan Waste Management Services
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Ann Arbor Machine
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Martinrea Manufacturing 
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Thorton's Auto Salvage

  

2005

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - ReCellular, Inc.
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Daimler Chrysler Proving Grounds
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Liebherr Aerospace of Saline
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Daycroft Montessori School
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Cardea Construction
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Recycle Ann Arbor
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction an Recycling - Lincoln Consolidated Schools
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Elastizell, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Thompson Shore Printing

 

2004

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Subaru Research and Development, Incorporated
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Toyota Technical Center, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Thomson-Shore, Incorporated
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Nichols Arboretum
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Forsythe Middle School
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - The Ann Arbor News
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Liebherr Aerospace
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Pine View Golf Course
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - American Honda Motor Company
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Flint Ink Corporation

 

2003

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Eaton Corporation, Ann Arbor Facility
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Hudson Mills Metropark
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Brentwood Square Condominiums
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - InSite Design Studio, Inc.
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - ReCellular, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Weber's Inn
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Village of Chelsea
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Coach's Catastrophe Cleaning and Restoration Services
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Servo-Kinetics, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

  

2002

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Pfizer Global Research and Development
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Goodman Automotive Group
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Tilton & Associates
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Native Plant Nursery
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Chelsea Milling Company
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Coach's Catastrophe Cleaning Services
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - The Scrap Box
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Ann Arbor Machine
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - DAPCO Industries
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Village Cooperative Homes

 

2001

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Arbor Springs Water Company
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Village Townhomes
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Great Lakes Plastics
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Leopold Brothers of Ann Arbor Brewery
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - J.C. Beal Construction, Inc.
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Thetford Corporation
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Roberts Paint & Body

 

2000

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Flint Ink
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Arbor Brewing Co.
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Visteon Automotive Systems, Spring Street Plant
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Chelsea Retirement Community

 

1999

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - McNaughton & Gunn
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Colonial Square Cooperative
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Thetford Corporation, Baker Road Facility
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - Cava Java
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Stony Creek Services
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Sarns 3M Healthcare

 

1998

  • Overall Environmental Excellence Award - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
  • Water Quality Protection Award - Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Ann Arbor Transit Authority
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Greenstreet Tree Care
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - Industrial Tectonics, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Water Quality Protection - UBE Machinery, Inc.
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award - People's Food Cooperative
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Cava Java
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - Federal Correctional Institution
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - McNaughton & Gunn, Inc.
    Honorable Mention in Waste Reduction and Recycling - National Wildlife Federation, Great Lakes Natural Resource Center
  • Pollution Prevention Award - Sarns/3M Health Care
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Ann Arbor Machine
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - City Body Shop
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - Fox Hills Country Club
    Honorable Mention in Pollution Prevention - McNaughton & Gunn, Inc.

 

About the Environmental Excellence Partnership Program (E2P2)

The E2P2 Program offers 3 opportunities for participation: Community Partners for Clean Streams for water quality protection, Waste Knot for waste reduction & recycling, and the Pollution Prevention Program. 

Community Partners for Clean Streams:  Community Partners for Clean Streams is a cooperative effort between the Washtenaw County Water Resource Commissioner's Office and Washtenaw County businesses and institutions with a common goal to promote business practices that protect Washtenaw County's watersheds and waterways.

Waste Knot Program:  Provides community-wide recognition and organization-based technical assistance and education to businesses, schools, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations that demonstrate leadership in waste reduction and recycling to protect our environment and to improve their bottom line. Partners receive service discounts, discounted advertising, and much, much more.  

Pollution Prevention Program:  The Pollution Prevention Program is responsible for inspecting facilities that store, manufacture, or use hazardous, toxic, or polluting materials. Inspectors ensure that facilities utilize and dispose of hazardous materials properly, thereby preventing environmental contamination. This program operates in accordance with the Washtenaw County Pollution Prevention Regulation under Public Health's Environmental Health Division.

 

For more information on the E2P2 Program or the Environmental Excellence Awards, please contact us at e2p2@ewashtenaw.org or 734-222-6860.

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