Teaching Facility At Morrison Reconized with Governor's Award

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has recognized two individuals and four entities at the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards held.
 
According to Governor Haslam, “These awards highlight what’s being done in Tennessee to preserve our natural resources, protect public health and the environment, and enhance our quality of life.  I applaud all of the 2018 winners for their continued work to make their respective industries and passions more sustainable.”
 
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, Warren Plant – Pursuit of Excellence Winner
Established in 1990, the Morrison, TN plant employs more than 1,000 people and gives back to the community through the Bridgestone Environmental Education Classroom & Habitat (BEECH) program. The BEECH program provides a hands-on classroom for students in pre-K through fifth grade on the Plant’s 680-acre native landscape. Since 2008, nearly 20,000 students have visited the grounds from Warren and neighboring counties.
 
Others being honored included;
Dr. Larry W. Moore, of the University of Memphis, and Mary Priestley, a volunteer at South Cumberland State Park, were both presented with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award. Three other organizations received the Pursuit of Excellence Award: the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga; Memphis Light, Gas and Water; and Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. The Pursuit of Excellence category is reserved for past award winners who have continued to take exemplary environmental actions.
 
For a full list of the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award winners, visit https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/opsp-policy-and-sustainable-practices/opsp-sustainable-practices/governor-s-environmental-stewardship-awards/sp-gesa-winners.html