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For Release: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Media Advisory for Wednesday, Nov. 14

DEC to Announce Six Winners of 15th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards

Who: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos will recognize a New York ski area, SUNY medical center, wastewater control district, community college, and an outstanding government partnership for their innovative programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and economic viability at the 15th anniversary New York State Environmental Excellence Awards.

What: Since 2004, DEC's Environmental Excellence Awards have honored 86 organizations and businesses for innovative efforts to address environmental and public health concerns.

This year's award winners include a Warren County ski area that is home to the largest solar power installation in the United Sates that is solely dedicated to a ski area, reducing carbon emissions by nearly 950,000 pounds. In addition, the ski area is also expanding recycling, creatively repurposing buildings and materials, offering locally produced foods and offsetting energy use through strategic trail modifications.

When: Wednesday, November 14
Awards ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m.
Award winners will be available to speak with press prior to the awards ceremony at 12:45 p.m.

Where: Skidmore College
815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

For more information, contact DEC at awards@dec.ny.gov or (518) 402-8706. To register for the event, go to Eventbrite.

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