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UMass Lowell Toxics Use Reduction Institute to Honor Companies and Organizations


* M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y *

THURSDAY - June 16, 2005

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHO:  Massachusetts companies and community grant project teams will be recognized at a State House ceremony for reducing the use of toxic chemicals throughout the Commonwealth.

            2005 Honorees

·         Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), Dorchester

·         New Ecology, Inc., Cambridge

·         Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, East Longmeadow

·         Town of Westford Water Department

·         The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Manomet

·         Solutia, Inc., Springfield

·         Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., Marlborough

·         Raytheon Company, Waltham

·         M/A-COM, Lowell

·         AlphaGary, Leominster

WHEN:  Media, legislators and others are invited to view community grant recipient exhibits and talk with company representatives beginning at 11 a.m. 

11 a.m. -   Reception and Exhibits

Noon     -   Recognition Ceremony

o        State Sen. Pamela P. Resor and Rep. Frank Israel Smizik, co-chairs of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee

o        Michael Ellenbecker, Director of the UML Toxics Use Reduction Institute

WHERE:  Massachusetts State House, Great Hall, Boston

WHYTo acknowledge the accomplishments of leaders in Massachusetts communities and companies who are successfully reducing toxic chemical use to make the state a safer place to live and work.

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