Released on January 12, 2007
by Tony Benson, RPU Communications Coordinator
ROCHESTER, MN— Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) and the Olmsted County Environmental Commission announces the recipients of the 2006 Environmental Achievement Awards. The recipients will be recognized at an awards banquet on January 18 at the Rochester Golf and Country Club, with the award presentation beginning at 7 p.m. These awards honor individuals, families, youth, organizations, or businesses that have made a significant contribution in 2006 towards environmental quality in any of the following categories: renewable efforts, conservation, energy, water, agriculture, education, and other.
The 2006 recipients are:
- Andy Hart
- High Point Condominiums Association
- Sam Bailey
- Olmsted County Elections and Purchasing Department
- Rochester Area Builders and Zumbro Land Conservancy
- Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA)
- Olmsted County Youth Commission
The goal of the awards is to promote and encourage innovative approaches to environmental and conservation challenges and to develop an environmental and conservation ethic within our community and county. “We are proud to support the efforts of groups and individuals in the community that are making a positive difference for the environment,” said Karol Gluth from Rochester Public Utilities.
About Rochester Public Utilities
As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 110 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 45,000 customers. Water customers number more than 34,000. RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive. Current initiatives include fuel cell research, wind power, and photovoltaic offerings.