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EPA Honors 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards Winner - Idle Free Louisville, Kentuckiana Air Education, Louisville, KY

Release Date: 04/02/2014
Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main), harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today is presenting the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. Four projects in the southeast will receive awards that recognize innovative programs that protect Americans' health and the environment, educate the public, serve their communities and stimulate the economy.

“The innovative projects from this year’s Clean Air Excellence Award winners will protect air quality in communities across the country,” said Janet McCabe, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. “These winners are educating our communities, inspiring organizations to take action and developing cutting-edge programs that will cut harmful pollution, improve public health, and make our cities and towns more sustainable.”

Whether it is improving indoor air quality or installing solar panels, these award winners demonstrate a commitment to protecting the air that we breathe and addressing climate change. This year’s winners include:


Community Action
Ducktown 28-Kilowatt Solar Array – City of Ducktown – Ducktown, TN

Education Outreach
Idle Free Louisville – Kentuckiana Air Education – Louisville, KY

Transportation Efficiency Innovations
Clean School Bus NC: Kids Breathe Here – North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Public Instruction – Raleigh, NC

FPL’s Clean Fleet and Consumer Education Program – Florida Power & Light Company – Juno, FL

The awards program, established in 2000 at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, recognizes and honors both individuals and organizations that have undertaken the risks of innovation, served as pioneers in their fields, advanced public understanding of air pollution and improved air quality. Entries are judged by EPA and the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, and winners will be recognized with a certificate at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on April 2, 2014.

More information:
http://www.epa.gov/air/cleanairawards/index.html

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