ESRC – Promoting E3 Collaboration in Regions 3 and 4
In 2009, the federal government created a framework called E3: Economy, Energy and the Environment to help small to medium sized manufacturers understand and adopt sustainable business strategies to reduce waste, improve the efficiency of their operations and position their firms to be more competitive in a global marketplace. State and local communities use the E3 framework to help boost local economies to achieve their sustainability goals.
E3 brings together federal agencies, states and local communities for a broad discussion on how to connect respective programs to deliver responsive, coordinated solutions in a manufacturing environment. To help facilitate collaboration on E3 initiatives, the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) is working to establish dialog and networking among states within U.S. EPA Regions 3 and 4 engaged in E3 implementation projects.
An E3 virtual roundtable was held on June 17, 2013 that initiated a regional conversation among representatives from EPA regional offices, EPA headquarters, state E3 projects and partners. Additional sessions will be scheduled to continue the conversation and leverage the E3 efforts in U.S. EPA Regions 3 and 4 with recordings and related materials posted to build a valuable E3 resource on this site.
Please check back to see where the conversation goes and for new resources that become available.
Learn more about the national E3 initiative at www.e3.gov.