On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Governor Paul LePage and Maine DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho presented four Maine businesses with Environmental Excellence Awards at a ceremony held in Newport, Maine at the Vic Firth Company.
Allagash Brewing Company of Portland, Maine was the recipient of one of the Environmental Excellence Awards in the “Businesses with 20-99 Employees” Category. Allagash earns the award for its investments and efforts in sustainable brewing practices. The brewery measures its energy and water usage, proactively targets waste reductions and diverts nearly all brewing by-products away from landfills.
“Sustainability is an important part of our core values and one way we demonstrate our commitment to our community. Our Green Team is comprised of staff members from all areas of the company who work together to implement sustainable practices wherever possible. Recently they have been able to tackle projects ranging from investment in metrics to track energy and water usage, to taking extra steps to find alternative outlets for nearly every by-product from the brewing process that would normally be thrown in the trash. Our team has worked very hard on our green initiatives and are very honored to have received this award,” said Allagash Brewery founder and brewer Rob Tod.
The other Environmental Excellence Awards went to:
Texas Instruments based in Portland, Maine – Businesses over 100 Employees category
The Lewiston-Auburn Pollution Control Authority – Local, State or Tribal Government category
Maine Water Environment Association – Not-for-Profit category