published Thursday, February 27th, 2014

EPB wins state award for recycling

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The state environmental group praised the city-owned electricity supplier for its ongoing efforts to reduce waste and pollution in Chattanooga. EPB spokesman John Pless said EPB’s downtown building consistently recycles 70 percent to 80 percent of its waste stream, while promoting recycling for the public through the recycling program in the parking garage. These efforts contributed to our June 2013 LEED Certification, according to Environmental Policy Administrator Elizabeth Hammitt.

“It is humbling to see our employee’s commitment to improving quality of life in the community being recognized, as we follow Chattanooga’s lead in making our city a better, cleaner place to live,” EPB President and CEO Harold DePriest said in a statement today.

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