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White Plains Mayor Wins Environmental Award

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Mayor Thomas Roach has been honored with the 2012 Green Vanguard Award from Empire Clean Cities “for his continued commitment towards a more sustainable city of White Plains,” said a press release acknowledging the honoree.

“We are proud to acknowledge and congratulate Mayor Roach for his environmental stewardship as Mayor of the City of White Plains,” Steven J. Levy, president of the Empire Clean Cities board of directors, said in the press release.

“In addition to continuing past accomplishments of the City and its rich history of being ahead of the curve in the use of alternative fuels and clean efficient vehicle technologies, we applaud the Mayor for playing a significant role in expanding the City’s commitment with implementing newer sustainable technologies and initiatives for both the city municipal fleet and more importantly opportunities for each citizen and business in the City of White Plains."

Roach said he was honored to receive the award and spoke about the city’s strong relationship with Empire Clean Cities.

“We have worked closely with Empire Clean Cities to make the City of White Plains greener, more sustainable and more energy efficient,” Roach said in the release. “Our partnership on electric vehicles is creating a national model for bringing electric vehicles to full scale implementation. I am proud of the work we've done already and look forward to a long partnership with this trailblazing organization.”

Empire Clean Cities, which was formerly called New York City and Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities Inc., awards “one private, public or government entity, individual or group of people that have been innovative, forward thinking and creative in their approach to green initiatives within the alternative fuel and vehicle technology sector,” the release said.

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