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EPA Administrator Johnson to Present Tennessee Nonprofit with Green Building Grant and Honor President’s Volunteer Service Award Winner

Release Date: 08/08/2007
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293,

(ATLANTA – AUGUST 8, 2007) – On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson will present a Regional Environmental Priorities (REP) grant to the Cumberland River Compact, a nonprofit based in Nashville, to advance sustainable building and protect water quality in Tennessee. Administrator Johnson will also honor the Compact’s founder with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award announcements will take place at a green residential building and will include a site tour.

WHO: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson; EPA Regional Administrator Jimmy Palmer; Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan; Cumberland River Compact representatives Margo Farnsworth, Gwen Griffith and Shirley Caldwell-Patterson; and representatives from Lawrence Brothers, LLC., and Panattoni Development, LLC.

WHAT: Cumberland River Compact Grant Announcement

WHEN: Friday, August 10th, 2007, 10:00 – 11:00 am

WHERE: Morgan Park Place Condominiums Parking Lot

          1500 4th Avenue North
          Nashville, TN
          *In the case of inclement weather, the event will be tented.

REP grants support new approaches to environmental priorities and test unproven technologies or models that can be used in other communities and sectors. For more information about REP grants and other EPA Region 4 grant solicitation announcements, visit: