The Vermont Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence recognize the actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability. To date, more than 200 award-winning efforts of Vermont individuals, organizations, institutions, public agencies, and businesses have been recognized. These projects contribute significantly to protecting the environment, conserving energy and reducing the production of greenhouse gases. Together they have created a green and sustainable business culture, and advanced environmental education on all fronts.
Vermont Lamoille Valley Ford in Hardwick and Twin State Ford in St. Johnsbury were recipients of 2014 Vermont Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These Ford dealerships designed an innovative promotional campaign and made significant financial investments to promote the sale and lease of Ford’s new plug-in hybrid vehicles. As a result, sales of plug-in hybrids by these dealerships ranked #1 for all Ford dealerships in Vermont and ranked #2 and #3 for all Ford dealerships in the U.S. in September 2013.