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Tuesday June 20 2017 - Honoring Champions of Toxics Use Reduction in Massachusetts

Honoring Champions of Toxics Use Reduction in Massachusetts
Tuesday June 20, 2017
11 a.m. Presentation of Awards
Noon Light Lunch, Networking, Exhibits and Photos
Great Hall, State House • Beacon Street, Boston

YOU'RE INVITED
Making the Commonwealth a Safer Place to Live and Work

Please join Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary, Matthew A. Beaton, in recognizing these 2017 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction.

INDUSTRY CHAMPION
Mark Richey Woodworking, Newburyport

SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPIONS
Gymnastics and More, Woburn
Minuteman Press, Foxboro

MUNICIPAL & COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS
Groundwork Lawrence – “Healthy Living Program Expansion” 
Friends of Topsfield Trails, Thomas Lebel – “Bat House Build & Installation on the Rail Trail”
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst – “Educating for a Healthy Material World”
Silent Spring Institute, Newton – “Reducing Reliance on Flame Retardants in Foam Pits”
Square One, Springfield – “Springfield Childcare and Healthy Homes Pilot Project”
The Transformative Culture Project, Haydenville – “Video Production and Campaign with Youth Producers about BPA in Receipts”

ACADEMIC RESEARCH CHAMPION
Zarif Farhana Mohd Aris, - Ph.D. Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

MOST VALUABLE POLLUTION PREVENTION (MVP2) STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Alicia McCarthy - MS, Occupational Health at UMass Lowell
Abigail Giarrosso - BS, Chemistry Major at UMass Lowell

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Steve Gauthier – General Electric, Lynn

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Established by the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA), the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell partners with the Office of Technical Assistance and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to help companies and communities reduce the use of toxic chemicals. This work protects public health and the environment while enhancing the competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses.

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