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EPA and Announce New Best Environmental Practices Database

Release Date: 04/18/2003
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Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819/

(04/18/03) EPA and announce a new environmental best practices database, Greenbiz Leaders, (, featuring hundreds of examples of companies that have successfully combined environmental responsibility with economic profit. The more than 650 company examples selected for Greenbiz Leaders are winners of federal, state, and local environmental award and recognition programs. This database will provide a valuable resource to businesses seeking to improve their environmental practices while containing costs., a project of the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, developed the searchable database through a grant from EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track program. The database is searchable by type of initiative (energy use, waste recycling) or type of company (standard industrial sector classifications). The database is continually updated as new award results are announced. Greenbiz Leaders also recognizes facilities in EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track program, designed to recognize and encourage top environmental performers -- those who go beyond compliance with regulatory requirements to attain high levels of environmental performance. Currently, the program has over 300 members. More information on EPA’s Performance Track program is available at: and the new database is at: