SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EOS Climate, the market leader in delivering verified emission reductions from destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS), has won the 2011 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), California's highest and most prestigious environmental honor.
The GEELA program, administered by the Governor's Office, California EPA and other state agencies, recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable contributions in conserving California's natural resources, protecting the environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State's economy.
"We are thrilled and honored to receive this level of recognition, and proud to be making such a significant contribution to California's economic and environmental success," said Matt Jones, CEO of EOS. "This award validates EOS' approach to refrigerant management as an invaluable solution to climate change."
GEELA is a competitive award; of hundreds of applications, the Governor's office selects one winner in each of ten categories. EOS won in the Climate Change category, based on effectiveness and scale of emissions reductions to-date, generated from its comprehensive system for high GWP refrigerant management. Other award-winning criteria include EOS' direct benefits to California's economy – including jobs created, transferability/ scalability of its business to multiple sectors, and spirit of innovation/uniqueness.
In other honors this month, EOS Climate was voted Best Offset Originator North American Markets (California) and Runner-up, Best Project Developer North American Markets, in Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance 12th Annual Market Survey. It is the closest watched survey of leading participants in the carbon, US emissions, weather risk management and renewable energy certificate market.
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/PressRoom/Releases/2011/GEELAAwards.pdf
ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE PRESS RELEASE: http://www.environmental-finance.com/
About EOS Climate
EOS Climate is a San Francisco-based company, dedicated to protecting the environment via collection and destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS). The company's pioneering work is supporting a new global effort to create market-based incentives to prevent emissions and accelerate transition to more advanced, efficient technologies. EOS Climate offers businesses multiple solutions for managing refrigerants at end-of-life including: rapid project execution, permanent emissions reductions, and transparent and readily monitored verifiable carbon credits. www.eosclimate.com
Contact: Saskia Feast
SOURCE EOS Climate