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Three West Michigan facilities earn state's highest environmental honor

Agency: Environmental Quality

Sept. 27, 2011                                                                                                       11-0927


For More Information                                        Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917,

                                                                      Mike Young, 989-894-6238, 



Michigan DEQ Director Dan Wyant on Thursday will present three West Michigan facilities and their community partners the Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program award for outstanding commitment to environmental community outreach.


Wyant will present the awards at a Sept. 29 ceremony, starting at 1 p.m. at the Holland Board of Public Works in Holland. The three West Michigan facilities receiving an NEP award are:

·         Herman Miller Inc. 

·         Holland Board of Public Works 

·         Pilgrim Manor Retirement Community


The NEP awards program was developed by the DEQ to recognize facilities and their community partners who have worked together on environmental and natural resource projects to improve the local environment in their communities. Clean Corporate Citizens, DEQ Pollution Prevention Partners and their community partners are eligible to receive a Neighborhood Environmental Partners Gold award.


For more information on DEQ environmental award programs, go to,1607,7-135-3585_57765_57804---,00.html or call the DEQ Environmental Assistance Center at 800‑662‑9278.