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USPS opens nominations for sustainability awards

The 2022 PMG Sustainability Excellence Award trophy was presented to the Surface Logistics Transportation team for its role in saving the organization money and reducing carbon emissions by consolidating surface trips.

The Postal Service is seeking nominations for the 2023 USPS Sustainability Excellence Awards.

The program, which includes the PMG Sustainability Excellence Award, recognizes efforts to create a more sustainable workplace and protect the environment. Nominees can include employees or teams who have improved the Postal Service’s environmental stewardship throughout fiscal year 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022).

Nominations should reflect efforts to make the organization perform leaner, greener, faster and smarter.

Past project submissions have included energy efficient lighting, recycling mail processing trays, reduction of manual forms, surface trip reduction, solar photovoltaic systems and improvements in mail transport equipment layout and processes.

The Sustainability Blue page has more information, including nomination criteria and a list of past award winners.

The deadline to submit a nomination form is March 3. Email with questions.