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At the recognition event, Michael Ellenbecker, professor of Work Environment at UMass Lowell and director of TURI, praised the honorees for finding innovative ways to reduce toxic chemical use and educating the public on how to make safer choices. “Every one we honor here today is a hero for protecting public health and the environment.”

Keynote speaker Senator Marc Pacheco, co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, said that Massachusetts continues to lead the nation on environmental leadership and stewardship. “Our relationship between higher education, scientists and the business community is one we should be proud of,” he said.

Dr. Michael Ellenbecker, Director of the Toxics Use Reduction Instititute at the UMass Lowellpraised the honorees for finding innovative ways to reduce toxic chemical use and educating the public on how to make safer choices. “Every one we honor here today is a hero for protecting public health and the environment.”
Keynote speaker Senator Marc Pacheco, co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, said that Massachusetts continues to lead the nation on environmental leadership and stewardship. “Our relationship between higher education, scientists and the business community is one we should be proud of,” he said.

Senator Pacheco, University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, and Senator Eldridge enjoy an informal conversation.
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