Pollution Prevention (P2)

Fiscal Year 2010 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Summaries

Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)


Recipient: Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA)
Project Title: Charles River Municipal Phosphorus Reduction Program
Funding Amount: $22,021

CRWA will work with municipal officials in the Charles River watershed to reduce phosphorus pollution in stormwater runoff. CRWA will host a series of workshops detailing ways municipalities can effectively reduce their use of products that contain phosphorus. Workshops will also focus on helping municipalities improve their operational "good housekeeping" practices. CRWA will provide simple tracking systems designed to help quantify annual phosphorus loading and track progress. Following the workshops, in-depth training will be provided to two to three interested municipalities to further reduce their phosphorus runoff.


Recipient: Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Project Title: Establishing the Development of an Effective Metrics Calculator for the Restaurant Sector.
Funding Amount: $24,500

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will provide technical assistance to restaurants to establish a metrics database to quantify environmental reductions resulting from sustainable initiatives. The restaurant business sector has an enormous opportunity to reduce its environmental footprint from which quantitative data can be measured. The goal of this project is to provide technical assistance to restaurants and to establish a metrics database and tools to allow restaurants to quantify the environmental reductions they achieve through sustainable practices.


Recipient: Center for Economic Environmental Partnership – Boston Green Tourism (CEEP)
Project Title: Advancing the Green Hospitality Movement in Maine and Vermont Funding Amount: $18,400

The Center for Economic Environmental Partnership (CEEP), through its Partner Boston Green Tourism, will train Maine and Vermont hoteliers and restaurateurs to reduce their use of energy, water and toxic products and reduce their waste through the use of seminars, resource documents and technical assistance. CEEP’s goal is to maximize the number of hotels and restaurants that are green certified under each state’s green hospitality program.

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Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)

New York

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)
EPA grant: $65,000

NYSP2I will promote the use of wet cleaning instead of solvent-based dry cleaning in New York state by assisting dry cleaners in converting their operation to wet cleaning. NYSP2I will provide technical assistance and funding for equipment costs to two dry cleaners and will use them as demonstration case studies for other dry cleaners in New York State.

Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)

The region did not issue any SRA awards in Fiscal Year 2010.

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Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)


Florida Atlantic University
EPA grant: $25,000

The university will develop Phase I of a best management practices decision support tool for the hospitality sector. Activities will include: finalizing the decision support tool and providing training to the lodging, hospitality and small business sectors that support the hospitality sector. The tool will allow users to track energy use, water consumption, reduce harmful air emissions and monitor waste generation to record environmental benefits.


Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Sustainability Division
EPA grant: $30,000

The division will create a green lodging program for Georgia’s hospitality industry as part of the "Partnership for Sustainable Georgia," (PSG) which assists businesses reach better environmental results while aiming to lower costs. The division will tap into a renewed interest surrounding green lodging in the state of Georgia in order to provide the lodging sector with information to learn from other businesses that have had a positive impact on the environmental performance of Georgia’s hospitality industry. Activities will include: 1) outreach/program evaluation; 2) development of the PSG Green Lodging Track; 3) PSG Green Lodging Track Pilot Implementation; 4) Green Lodging Launch & Workshop/Training; and, 5) reporting. The workshops and trainings will be used as a recruitment/orientation tool to bring in new lodging partners and to provide technical learning.

North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
EPA grant: $55,000

The recipient will provide Economic, Energy and Environment (E3) technical assistance to identified E3 manufacturers in North Carolina.


Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
EPA grant: $30,000

The recipient will implement the Tennessee Sustainable Tourism Certification Program to encourage the state's hospitality industry to become leaders in the implementation of energy, water and waste conservation, P2 and other sustainable business practices. This program will seek to work with internationally-recognized certification programs and use EPA hospitality guidelines to offer participants dual certifications and establish a regional model.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
EPA grant: $18,933

The grantee will conduct lean and hospitality workshops focusing on providing information on how guests view sustainability initiatives and whether they see them as value-added or non-value-added activities in the lodging industry.

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Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)


University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)
EPA grant: $48,000

The project merges the expertise of ISTC and the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center into a holistic resource to improve the sustainability of Illinois manufacturing facilities. The partners will provide direct P2 and energy efficiency assistance to at least six Illinois industries to improve manufacturing processes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, use of hazardous materials, water use and production costs.


Indiana Department of Management (IDEM)
EPA grant: $38,520

The project will provide direct P2 technical assistance and achieve measurable results by training facility operators, demonstrating energy efficiency improvements and tracking resulting greenhouse gas reduction at municipal water and wastewater utilities.


EPA grant: $61,938

Techsolve will enhance an existing regional internship program to select, train and place qualified advanced college students with committed host manufacturers to undertake research, study and implementation of P2 and source reduction strategies. In addition to the two county solid waste districts, the partnership will expand to include the University of Dayton, Industrial Assessment Center to improve energy efficiency assistance.

Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)

The region did not issue any SRA awards in Fiscal Year 2010.

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Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)


Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
EPA grant: $52,725

IDNR will provide technical assistance to Iowa’s food processors and to state health care facilities by utilizing pollution prevention interns. The recipient will also host a regional Hospitals for Health Environment workshop – coordinating with the Kansas State University’s Pollution Prevention Institute and the Kansas City Area Healthcare Engineers.


Kansas State University (KSU)
EPA grant: $63,066

KSU will offer source reduction assistance for two sectors – health care and lodging facilities. The recipient will provide the assistance using professional engineering staff and pollution prevention interns. The project will place particular emphasis on mercury reduction and/or elimination. KSU will also promote recognition efforts through EPA’s stewardship programs.


Drury University
EPA grant: $36,838

The university will work with 10 organizations in southwest Missouri to identify and implement opportunities to reduce waste, conserve energy and promote sustainability through their Ozarks Green Score model.

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Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)


Denver Civic Venture, Inc.
EPA grant: $25,000

The recipient will quantify reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and support future reductions in energy and water consumption from 100 commercial office buildings and/or hotels, 5,000 square feet and above, in the Denver Metro area. The Energy Star program will be used to measure consumption and reductions.

University of Colorado, Denver
EPA grant: $24,998

The university will develop a demonstration microbial fuel cell for direct waste-to-electricity conversion for the Colorado Convention Center. The reactor will be used as a prototype to conduct life cycle assessment and material flow analysis. The benefits in waste treatment, bioenergy recovery and greenhouse gas mitigation will be evaluated.


Montana State University
EPA grant: $52,238

Multimedia tools will be developed to educate local and state governments to implement greening strategies to reduce air emissions, energy and water use, waste generation and water pollution. Implementation of energy efficiency and greening strategies will be identified and environmental measures achieved will be reported.

North Dakota

North Dakota State University
EPA grant: $22,084

The university will demonstrate the bio-methane potential of dairy manure alone and co-digested with canola mean in North Dakota climatic conditions and management practices. Large amounts of manure will be converted into biomethane, a renewable energy source, through anaerobic digestion.


Utah State University
EPA grant: $25,000

The university will quantify the extent of nitrogen and phosphorus removal of commonly found in wetland plant species at a field demonstration site in one of 24 segregated detention bays. The results will be evaluated among various wetland species differing in the extent of nitrogen and phosphorus removal, biomass production and evapotranspiration rates and their ability to survive in sparse rainfall conditions characteristic of climatic zones in EPA Region 8.

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Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, GU)


City and County of San Francisco, Department of the Environment
EPA grant: $75,463

The recipient will create multilingual (English, Spanish and Chinese) training modules and materials (videos and brochures) for custodial companies and their staff to help them employ green cleaning practices and products that reduce the impact to their health and the environment. The project will also create a green business standard for janitorial companies to be used by green business recognition programs throughout EPA Region 9 and beyond. The materials will be developed via a pilot with two custodial service companies.

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
EPA grant: $21,000

The recipient will promote a campaign to address the potential environmental and health hazards of solar energy products in manufacturing and throughout their lifecycles. It will survey solar energy companies, work to develop panel take-back recycling programs and reduce the use of hazardous materials in solar photovoltaic products.

Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)


Oregon Environmental Council
EPA grant: $15,500

The recipient will promote the Oregon Safer Alternative Assistance program to inform state technical assistance providers and businesses on reducing toxics.

Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
EPA grant: $110,000

PPRC will provide P2 assistance, sponsor networking conferences and provide tools and information products to state technical assistance providers.

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