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New York honors 6 organizations for innovative environmental programs

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ALBANY, New York — The Department of Environmental Conservation has recognized six organizations for innovative programs that improve New York's environment and help strengthen the economy.

The 11th annual Environmental Excellence Awards were presented in Albany on Wednesday.

Columbia University was recognized for its on-site solvent recycling program.

Harbec, an injection molding manufacturer in Monroe County, was praised for reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

IBM's East Fishkill Chilled water Optimization Project was honored for energy efficiency.

New York City was recognized for sustainable municipal fleet management.

Also honored were Suffolk County's fuel tank replacement program for farmers and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition's wetland program in Tioga County.

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