2013 NEDC Breathe Easy Recognition Program Award Winners
New York City Department of Transportation—Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) is recognized for the Department’s outstanding leadership in administering a $15 million incentive program to promote the adoption of cleaner vehicles in the nation’s largest food distribution area, the Hunts Point Market in the South Bronx. To date, the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program has successfully replaced 136 trucks with cleaner and more efficient heavy duty vehicles. Over 230 vehicles have benefited from the incentive funds which, has resulted in excellent air quality benefits. Through vehicle replacement, vehicle scrapping, and the use of diesel emission control technologies, the Program has reduced 93.5 tons of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 4.8 tons of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5). NYCDOT have been exemplary in conducting outreach to the local businesses and communities to raise awareness on the benefits of clean vehicle technologies and the opportunities to promote a sustainable future for the South Bronx. More information on the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (Now NYC Clean Trucks Program).
New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition
Since 2009, the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition has overseen the development and implementation of successful outreach campaigns and projects that have led to the expansion of alternative fuel infrastructure and vehicles in the state of New Jersey. Through the creation of public/private partnerships, the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition has collaborated with 15 fleets to implement the use of 300 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles (refuse collection trucks/shuttle buses) along with public six (6) CNG stations for fueling. Through the Coalition’s remarkable leadership efforts, more than four (4) million gallons of petroleum has been displaced in 2012 resulting in more than 900,000 pounds of emission reductions of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs). It for this these excellent clean air accomplishments that the Northeast Diesel Collaborative recognizes the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition as a 2013 Breathe Easy Leadership Award recipient. More information on the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition.
New York City Department of Sanitation (Honorable Mention)
Serving 59 community boards throughout the five boroughs of New York City and collecting approximately 12,000 tons of trash daily, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) plays a very important role with keeping the nation’s largest and most densely populated city, clean. Through collaboration, innovation and a commitment to sustainability, DSNY is going beyond street cleaning to help protect the environment. With a fleet of 5,457 light to heavy duty vehicles, DSNY is working with various technology providers to implement clean air solutions to reduce diesel and greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. By leveraging grant opportunities, technology demonstrations, and public/private partnerships, DSNY has successfully created the world’s largest and most diverse fleet in alternative fuels and diesel emission control devices (DECDs) leading the Department to meeting 20 percent of its GHG goals for 2017. DSNY’s exemplary leadership in creating a safer, healthier and cleaner New York City is why the Department is a recipient of the 2013 Breathe Easy Leadership Award. More information on the New York City Department of Sanitation.
Oakhurst Dairy and Maine Standard Biofuels (Honorable Mention)
Oakhurst and Maine Standard Biofuels were selected as a 2013 Breathe Easy Leadership recipient because of their seven-year partnership and commitment to reducing diesel emissions. Maine Standard Biofuels locally produces biodiesel from used restaurant kitchen oil and delivers it to Oakhurst to be used as a fuel for the company’s fleet. In fact, this year alone Maine Standard Biofuels supplied Oakhurst with more than 120,000 gallons of biodiesel produced less than 10 miles away from the dairy’s processing facility. The result of the partnership has allowed Oakhurst to decrease its diesel fuel emissions up to 70% annually. More information on Oakhurst Dairy and Maine Standard Biofuels.