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Deadline for Achievement Awards Applications Approaching

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The deadline for applying for AMI’s 2009 Environmental Achievement Awards is July 10.

These competitive awards are given every two years to member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and successfully implementing an innovative plant upgrade or environmental program. 

 Awards will be given in the following categories:

 1. Resource Conservation:  Winning projects will document environmental achievements resulting from the incorporation of conservation practices that increase the efficiency of the use, or reduce the waste of, raw materials, energy, water, or other resources, or that help protect natural resources through conservation.

 2. Pollution Prevention:  Winning projects will document achievements resulting from the use of practices that reduce the amount of, or eliminate, pollutants.

 3. Advances in Environmental Technology: Winning projects will document achievements from the implementation of new technologies, software or upgraded software that may not necessarily meet pollution prevention or resource conservation criteria, but has helped the facility in becoming or maintaining compliance.

 4. Environmental Outreach to the Public: Winning projects will document achievements from outreach programs within the plant, between plants, and within the community that promote environmental stewardship or efforts help enhance environmental protection.

 5. Environmental Training Programs: Winning projects in this category will document achievements from educational programs that promote environmental stewardship or efforts help enhance environmental protection (Examples: Plant wide educational programs, school presentations/programs, or hands-on group activities)

 In order to be eligible for the AMI Environmental Achievement Award, all participants must submit supporting data on the environmental impact, efficiency and cost effectiveness, originality and innovativeness, technical value and transferability, challenges overcome and social significance.

 Applications should include complete descriptions and supporting information, such as diagrams, photographs and data collected before and after implementation of the upgrade or program.

 For more information and to download an application, go to http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/d/sp/i/11491/pid/11491.


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