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Sustainability award winners announced

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Supply Management won a Postmaster General Sustainability Excellence Award for reducing highway contract route transportation emissions and fuel.

USPS has announced the recipients of the 2016 Postmaster General Sustainability Excellence Awards.

The awards recognize facilities, teams and projects that successfully recycle, conserve energy, reduce consumable waste and save water.

The recipients are:

  • Caparra Heights Station in San Juan, PR, where a “green team” is building sustainability awareness through no-cost and low-cost actions
  • Erie, PA, Processing and Distribution Center, which reduced water usage in restrooms by more than 125,000 gallons
  • Hinsdale, NH, Post Office, a historic site that planted a rain garden of native grasses and flowering perennials, filtering out pollutants in stormwater runoff
  • Manchester, NH, Processing and Distribution Center, which replaced lightbulbs with LED bulbs, saving money on purchase prices and reducing annual energy costs
  • National Center for Employee Development in Norman, OK, a training facility that ramped up its paper recycling efforts, replaced fluorescent lamps with LEDs and installed power controllers on computer servers
  • North Houston Processing and Distribution Center, which recycles an average of 600 tons of mixed paper each month, more than any other USPS facility
  • Northern Ohio District, which doubled its recycling revenue, downsized waste and saved money for the Postal Service
  • St. Louis National Distribution Center, which reduced waste and purchases of unnecessary cardboard, saving more than $100,000 in six months
  • Supply Management at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, which diverted more than 420,000 tons of mixed paper from landfills to proper recycling streams and won a second award for reducing highway contract route transportation emissions and fuel

The Sustainability Blue page has a full list of winners and other information. USPS will begin accepting nominations for the 2017 awards soon.

Employees with questions can email the PMG Awards team.

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