The C10 has been nominated for the clean air category of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award.
From the TDEC GESA website:
“The high quality of life Tennessee offers is due in part to the health and vibrancy of our natural environment,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. “Tennesseans deserve to be acknowledged for their passion and commitment to caring for our state’s most precious resources.”
The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards include eleven unique categories: Building Green, Clean Air, Energy and Renewable Resources, Environmental Education and Outreach, Environmental Education and Outreach (school category), Land Use, Materials Management, Natural Heritage, Sustainable Performance and two Lifetime Achievement awards. New this year, the Lifetime Achievement category has been expanded to recognize two distinct groups of environmental achievers: professionals and volunteers.
Any individual, business, organization, educational institution, or agency is eligible, provided it is located in Tennessee and the project was completed during the 2017 calendar year. All nominees must have a minimum of three consecutive years of overall environmental compliance with TDEC.
“TDEC relies on many community and statewide partners to help protect our state’s natural resources and their work has not gone unnoticed,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “These awards are an important reminder that all sectors of our economy and society have a role to play in environmental protection.”
Clean Air Category
Successful projects in this category demonstrate measurable progress in reducing hazardous air pollutants, volatile organic compounds, acid rain precursors and greenhouse gases, outdoor exposure to toxic air contaminants, and/or air deposition loading to land and water.
A panel of judges representing agricultural, conservation, forestry, environmental and academic professionals will select award recipients based on criteria including level of project or program completion, innovation and public education. Award recipients will be announced in May 2018.
HERE’S WHY THE C10 COULD WIN
The C10 uses less fuel to operate than other trucks on the road.
Combusting less fuel reduces the amount of harmful air pollutants in exhaust.
There are over 1,000 C10 trucks on the road in Tennessee.
In 2017, the C10’s in Tennessee kept 30,000 tons of CO² from being released into the air.