Recognizing organizations committed to environmental excellence.
Ohio EPA's Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program recognizes an organizations exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. The E3 program now consists of three program elements designed to enhance opportunities for recognition. While the traditional E3 program continues to recognize any Ohio business, industry, trade association, professional organization or not-for-profit (including Colleges and Universities) for exceptional environmental stewardship achievements, the new Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) program specifically recognizes any Ohio K-12 public or private school for environmental education efforts and achievements, and the new Encouraging Environmental Excellence for Communities (E3C) program has been added to recognize local governments for environmental stewardship commitments and practices.
Each of the E3 award programs features a unique application and evaluation process and uses a multi-level approach to provide recognition to Ohio applicants completing environmentally beneficial activities. The goal of environmental stewardship is to reduce the impact of business or organizational activities on the environment beyond measures required by any permit or rule, producing a better environment, conserving natural resources and resulting in long-term economic benefits. Applications must be filled out online at our Customer Support Center. The Encouraging Environmental Excellence - How to Apply fact sheet provides more guidance on how to start an application.
For more information, explore the information provided below or contact the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance, Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention at 1-800-329-7518.