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48 INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS HONORED FOR LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN PROTECTING THE CLIMATE AND STRATOSPHERIC OZONE

Release Date: 03/25/2002
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FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002

48 INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS HONORED FOR LEADERSHIP AND
INNOVATION IN PROTECTING THE CLIMATE AND STRATOSPHERIC OZONE

Dave Ryan 202-564-7827 / ryan.dave@epa.gov


Forty-eight individuals and organizations from around the world will receive EPA's Climate Protection and Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards today in Washington, D.C. for their leadership and innovation in helping to reduce the health and environmental risks of global warming, and in protecting the stratospheric ozone layer, which protects us all from the skin cancer dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
“Our Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Protection Awards show the global nature of this problem and the breadth of solutions being developed around the world,” said EPA Administrator Christie Whitman at a luncheon today prior to the awards ceremony. “We will be honoring 48 winners that represent 12 different countries and 6 of the 7 continents. They have helped show that effectively managing this environmental challenge will require help from everyone. That means that individuals, corporations, and governments from around the world must all take a close look at their behaviors that contribute to this problem.”

The awards will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill (phone 202-383-1322).

The Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards have been presented annually since1990, with 452 individuals and organizations from 37 countries recognized for their efforts to date. EPA established the Climate Protection Awards in 1998 and has so far recognized 68 individuals, companies and organizations from 12 countries. This year, EPA will award 28 individuals and companies with the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards and 20 individuals and companies with the Climate Protection Awards.

2002 Climate Protection Award Winners

Corporate and Governmental Awards
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., USA
City of Portland, Oregon, USA
C2D, US Army CECOM RD&E Center
CONSOL Energy, USA
DuPont, USA
Hitachi (Japan) and Hitachi America
New Jersey DEP/DSRT Office of Innovative Technology, USA
Ontario Power Generation’s Energy Efficiency Program, Canada
Shaklee Corporation, USA
Verizon Communications, USA

Association, Partnership, and Team Awards
CO2 Hot Water Supply Unit Design Team, Japan
International SEMATECH’s PFC Emission Reduction Working Group
Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, USA
Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership for PFC Reductions

Individual Awards
Dr. Fabio R. Borri, STMicroelectronics, Italy
Dr. Luis Abdn Cifuentes, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile
Yoshinobu Hayakawa, NEC Corporation, Japan
Rev. Richard L. Killmer, National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA
Robert L. Markle, U.S. Coast Guard
Robert T. Wickham, Delegate, UN International Maritime Organization, USA

2002 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award Winners
Corporate and Governmental Awards
C.O. Keddy Nursery, Canada
Diakin Industries, Japan
Dow AgroSciences Company, USA
Fetzer Vineyards, USA
General Mills for the Recently Acquired Pillsbury Company, USA
Honeywell International
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, USA
Raynor, USA
USDA – ARS, Water Management Research Laboratory, USA
Yoder Brothers, USA

Association and Team Awards
Japan’s Save the Ozone Network (JASON), Japan
Florida Telone Commercialization Team, USA

Individual Awards
Sue Biniaz, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Iwona Rummel-Bulska, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland
Jim Cochran, Swanton Berry Farm, USA
Kert Davies, Greenpeace, USA
Dr. Paul Fraser, Commonwealth Industrial Scientific Research Organisation, Australia
Marcos Gonzalez, Costada Norte Parque, Costa Rica
Nikolai Kopylov, All-Russian Research Institute for Fire Protection, Russia
James Frederick O’Bryon, U.S. Department of Defense (retired)
John Okedi, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda
Nancy Reichman, Ph.D., University of Denver, USA
Reva Rubenstein, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (retired)
Darrel A. Staley, The Boeing Company, USA
Sue Stendebach, National Science Foundation, USA
Patrick Szll, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, U. K.
Dr. A. Tcheknavorian-Asenbauer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Austria
Howard L. Wesoky, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA

The Awards presentation is part of the Fourth Annual Earth Technologies Forum, taking place March 25 - 27. The Forum of global climate change and stratospheric ozone protection technologies and policies is sponsored by the International Climate Change Partnership and the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy, US Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Australian Greenhouse Office, Environment Canada, Industry Canada, Netherlands’ Reduction Plan for the Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

For further technical information about the EPA’s Climate Protection and Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards, contact Caley Johnson of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs at 202-564-2319 (johnson.caley@epa.gov) or go to: http://www.epa.gov/cpd/body_awards.html (climate) or http://www.epa.gov/spdpublc/awards/ (ozone). For more information about this year’s Earth Technologies Forum, go to: http://www.earthforum.com

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