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Evergreen Productions Honored for Excellence By EPA

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Evergreen Productions, Inc., an Oklahoma public relations firm has been awarded a Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its work on behalf of the city of Lawton, Oklahoma. The award was one of only 13 presented to organizations nationwide.

Theresa Green, owner and president of Evergreen Productions, accepting the award from EPA Acting Assistant Administrator William L. Wehrum at the ceremony May 9 in Washington DC.

Theresa Green, president and owner of Evergreen accepted the award at a ceremony May 9 in Washington D.C. Evergreen won in the Education and Outreach category for its program “Carpool Crazy” which was developed as part of an overall clean air awareness campaign for the city of Lawton.

“One should never underestimate the power of American innovation,” said Stephen L. Johnson, EPA administrator. “These original ideas and cutting-edge projects embody our nation’s unwavering commitment to cleaner, healthier air.”

Carpool Crazy encouraged Lawton motorists to carpool during the summer. People who were spotted with a Carpool Crazy decal on their back window and two or more people in the car were stopped by radio personnel. They were awarded an instant prize and also entered into a grand prize drawing. With the support of local radio stations, KLAW, a Clear Channel station, and Perry Broadcasting’s KJMZ, Carpool Crazy became an overwhelming success. More than 5,000 Carpool Crazy decals were distributed to motorists in the Lawton area during the four-week summer awareness program.

“Evergreen Productions is honored by the recognition of our efforts for this most important program,” said Green. “We are grateful to the city of Lawton and its Clean Air committee for the confidence they showed in our company and especially to our media and business partners. The support and participation of KLAW and KJMZ on Carpool Crazy was incredible, as was the support we received from all Lawton media throughout the clean air awareness campaign. They are a credit to their community.”

William L. Wehrum, acting assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, said, “The recipients have demonstrated a strong commitment to reducing air pollution. Their achievements have made an important contribution to air quality improvement across our nation.”

Evergreen shares the award with the City of Lawton.

The Evergreen team and Mr. Wehrum standing outside the Museum of the American Indian. In order from left to right are: Melissa Marchel, Theresa Green, Carmel Snyder and Mr. Wehrum.

“The program Evergreen Productions designed and implemented for us was exemplary. It was clear they shared our commitment to educating the citizens of the Lawton metropolitan area about the importance of clean air to their health and the health of our local economy,” said Lawton Mayor John Purcell.

Theresa and Jim Green, both award-winning journalists, launched Evergreen Productions in 1998. The Edmond-based firm offers public relations and media support, marketing assistance and video production services for a variety of clients.

Melissa Marchel was account executive for Evergreen on the Clean Air Lawton campaign. Nathan Mobley and Carmel Snyder were also part of the Evergreen team that implemented the winning concept. Marchel and Mobley are graduates of the University of Oklahoma, and Snyder graduated from the University of Missouri.

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