EPA honors GreenPlumbers

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The Environmental Protection Agency presented its annual Environmental Awards to GreenPlumbers, an environmental training program for plumbers, and other groups and individuals for environmental awareness at an awards ceremony in San Francisco.

“We are thrilled to be included in this distinguished group,” said Carrie McChesney, GreenPlumbers' national program director. “The EPA sets the standard for environmental awareness in the U.S., and its recognition gives us great encouragement to continue to work toward our goals of water conservation and climate protection.”

The awards were chosen from a pool of more than 200 nominees in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, the PacificIslands and tribal lands. According to the EPA, the awards acknowledge ‘commitment and significant contributions to the environment.’

“It is a great pleasure and honor that we can recognize the innovative and important environmental work achieved by this year’s impressive group of organizations and individuals, and the example they set for all of us to follow,” said Laura Yoshii, EPA’s acting administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “This year’s winners and nominees have made superb efforts to protect and preserve our air, water and land, and increased awareness of the environmental challenges we all face.”

GreenPlumbers' licensing director, Megan Lehtonen, accepted the award for the organization.