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For Release: Monday, November 25, 2013

DEC and Price Chopper\The Golub Corporation to Co-Host 10th Anniversary Celebration of Environmental Excellence and Innovation

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the New York State Environmental Excellence Awards on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The celebration event is being co-hosted by Price Chopper/The Golub Corporation and will be held at its LEED gold certified headquarters in Schenectady, New York.

DEC is partnering with Price Chopper to celebrate 10 years of innovative programs that are protecting New York's environment and building a more vibrant New York economy. Those who attend will be inspired by success stories from businesses, schools, not-for-profits, municipalities and governments taking action to be "greener" and more profitable. The celebration event will include displays about previous award winning projects, a keynote address, lunch and the presentation of the 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards. Price Chopper will also give tours of its LEED gold certified headquarters.

DEC established the awards program in 2004 to recognize and give visibility to selected businesses, schools, municipalities, governments and not-for-profit organizations achieving outstanding environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability. Since the inception of the program, DEC has honored 52 award recipients. Winners have included entrepreneurs competing in global markets to schools empowering future environmental leaders. Municipalities have been awarded for investing in green infrastructure, implementing a cost-effective food waste composting program and financing an energy efficiency retrofit program. Universities and school districts across New York have been recognized for developing energy efficiency programs and engaging students and administrators in impressive sustainable practices. Small businesses have been honored for innovative and green technologies and a lighting manufacturer demonstrated that innovative design does not necessarily translate to higher costs. Those who register for and attend the event will learn more about these outstanding efforts.

For more information about the 10th anniversary award celebration, contact DEC via email or by calling (518) 402-9167. To register for the 10th anniversary Environmental Excellence Award celebration, go to Eventbrite (link listed in the right column.) Space is limited.

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