Sep192014

P2 Week: Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains the Pollution Prevention Clearinghouse (PPIC), a free information service dedicated to reducing and eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, source reduction, education and public awareness.

It provides access to a reference and referral service, document distribution services and various PPIC information products including the EPA Pollution Prevention web site

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Sep182014

P2 Week: Benchmarking State Energy Efficiency Efforts

California, Massachusetts and Oregon continue to lead the state rankings for energy efficiency efforts. Every year, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks states on their energy efficiency policy and program efforts and provides recommendations for ways that states can improve their performance in a variety of policy areas.

Learn more about

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Sep182014

P2 Week: Coffee Roaster Abuzz with Waste Prevention Strategy

Each month a contributing author through the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) publishes an article on GreenBiz about P2 sustainability with perspectives and examples on putting it into action. In the latest P2 Impact article, Justin Lehrer from StopWaste Business Partnership shares how America’s Best Coffee Roasting Company has been brewing a strategy to reduce

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Sep172014

P2 Week: Transforming the Market Through Energy Efficiency

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through

superior energy efficiency.

Look for the “ENERGY STAR” logo on appliances; this company devotes itself to appliances that are manufactured through methods which reduce greenhouse emissions.

The ESRC facilitated a Webinar

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Sep162014

P2 Week: Pollution Prevention by Design

More than 2,700 household and industrial cleaning products carry the EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) logo, which ensures that the product is harmful neither to personal health nor to the environment.

Learn more about EPA’s Design for the Environment.

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Sep152014

MVP2 Awards Presented During P2 Week

WASHINGTON, DC – The 2014 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) awards presented by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) celebrate the successes of innovators in the areas of pollution prevention and sustainability. The MVP2 awards are presented annually during National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week. Since P2 Week became a national event in 1995, NPPR has

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Sep102014

EPA to Host Clean Air Act Training in Birmingham

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host Clean Air Act Rulemaking and Permitting training at the Bethel Baptist Church, 3200 28th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35207 on September 16-17, 2014. The goal of the training is to help local communities better understand the air permitting process and strengthen their ability to interact during

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Sep22014

Kentucky to Receive $20 million Alternative Energy Grant

Kentucky is set to receive $20 million to fund alternative energy research at many of the state’s colleges and universities. The federal grant money will come from the National National Science Foundation with an additional $4 million from the state Council on Postsecondary Education. Grant money will pay for research to move the state towards

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Aug192014

KY Awarded a 1st Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

On August 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte,

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Aug192014

S. C. Awarded a 1st Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

On August 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater

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