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Phipps recognized by EPA for green leadership

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland has received a 2015 Green Power Leadership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The annual awards recognize organizations that use green power to help further the nation’s developing green-friendly power market. Phipps was one of five organizations that received the award, along with Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., the National Hockey League and Tucson Unified School District.

EPA officials presented the awards Oct. 19 at the 2015 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Arlington, Va.

“We are proud to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Richard Piacentini, Phipps executive director, in a written statement. “We hope that our net-positive energy buildings and renewable energy initiatives will be a benchmark for similar organizations adopting green power solutions too.”

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