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Greenville receives award from EPA for EV Ecosystem
Sep 21, 2012
GREENVILLE, SC - September 21, 2012 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held its 12th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The Electric Vehicle Ecosystem – a component of the Greening of Greenville initiative – received one of EPA’s Community Action Awards. According to EPA, the Community Action Award category applies to community partnership efforts that directly or indirectly (i.e., by encouraging actions) reduce emissions of criteria pollutants or hazardous/toxic air pollutants. In addition to the general criteria, entries in this category were also judged by the following:
Community Action Award Criteria
- Diverse stakeholders participate in planning and decision-making efforts aimed at improving air quality.
- Partnerships among business, industry, government and non-government organizations are established and help to leverage community resources where appropriate.
- Projects identify and address the community's priority air quality concerns.
- Project has significantly improved the community quality of life.