Governor Eric Holcomb has declared this week ‘Pollution Prevention Week’ in Indiana. From September 15 through September 21, Pollution Prevention Week will celebrate the efforts of Hoosier organizations, businesses, industries, governments, and citizens to protect and improve Indiana’s environment.
"Pollution Prevention Week is a time to celebrate what we've accomplished so far and to renew our commitment to reducing pollution at its source," said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott in a press release. "We are proud of communities and businesses that innovate, use best practices, and utilize new technologies to ensure cleaner air, land and water."
The state’s celebration coincides with National Pollution Prevention Week and will feature the 22nd Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show, which will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with the theme “Partnering for Environmental Progress: What is Your Story?”.
The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, which recognize organizations that go above and beyond regulatory requirements in reducing environmental impact, will be presented at the conference.