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Region 2

Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Eight Tribal Nations.

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EPA Resources

Climate Leaders
Climate Leaders offers tools and resources to help companies develop comprehensive climate change strategies.

Design for the Environment (DfE)-labeled Products
Find safer DfE-labeled chemical-based products, like all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, and carpet and floor care products.

Environmental Accounting Project
Helps business understand the full range of environmental costs they incur and how to incorporate these costs into their decision-making.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
Helps the federal government, businesses, green vendors and consumers to find and evaluate information about green products and services, identify federal green buying requirements, calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices, and manage green purchasing processes.

Green Building
Creating and use healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition.

Green Meetings
Find the tips, tools, and resources to make environmentally responsible meeting planning choices.

Laws, Regulations, Guidance & Dockets
Learn about more about mandatory requirements that can apply to individuals, businesses, state or local governments, non-profit institutions, or others.

This portal provides videos and audio files about EPA resources.

Pollution Prevention (P2) Program
Works with businesses, communities, state, and local governments, and nonprofit organizations to identify solutions for reducing or eliminating waste at the source, before it is generated and released into the environment.

Region 2 Compliance Incentives
Rewards voluntary discovery, disclosure, correction, and prevention of violations.

Region 2 Small Business P2 Resources
Provides businesses with cutting edge environmental management technical assistance and help identify and implement measures that reduce or eliminate pollution at its source.

Region 2 Where You Live
Includes links to state and local agencies and other and information concerning the states/sections within Region 2.

Stewardship Opportunities - Businesses and Institutions
Explore a variety of EPA stewardship opportunities for business and institutions.

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American Hotel and Lodging Association Green Resource Center
Identifies guidelines, best practices, industry suppliers, and other tips for becoming a more eco-friendly organization.

Boston Green Tourism
Offers educational seminars; up-to-date information about green hospitality practices, products and services; and by providing opportunities for collaboration.

CERES Green Hotel Initiative
A CERES program designed to increase and demonstrate market demand for environmentally responsible hotel services.

Environmental Defense Fund: Innovation Exchange - Restaurants and Dining
Help dining managers address the most important environmental impacts of their operations.

Environmental Law & Policy Center Going Greener
Offers tips for restaurants to their practices to create a healthier environment for staff and patrons.

Green Hospitality Initiative (GHI)
With a grant from EPA, the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NYSRAEF) is working to help to green restaurants in New York City.

Green Hotels Association
Join to receive environmentally-friendly water saving, energy saving and solid waste reducing ideas that apply to the hospitality industry.

Green Hotels in Georgia
Helping lodging properties reduce the environmental impacts of their operations and their use of natural resources.

Green Lodging News
Focuses on environment-related issues that impact profitability for hospitality facilities.

National Restaurant Association Conserve
Explores conservation efforts being adopted by restaurants around the nation and offers suggestions and resources to help you reduce the cost of running your operation.

NEWH Sustainable Hospitality
Dedicated to the sustainable issues relevant to the hospitality industry.

Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) Hospitality Outreach and Assistance
Developing compliance and pollution prevention assistance strategies and tools for lodging and restaurants in the northeast.

New Jersey Technical Assistance Program for Industrial Pollution Prevention (NJTAP)
Delivers technical assistance to New Jersey companies and to promote improvement in industrial processes leading to elimination, reduction, and reuse of wastes before consideration of control and ultimate disposal.

New York State Pollution Prevention Program
Provides research, technology development and diffusion, outreach, training and education aimed at making New York State more sustainable for workers, the public, the environment and the economy.

North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
The Green Plan for Hotels is an initiative from the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance to hospitality and lodging properties throughout North Carolina.

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)
Provide pollution prevention information, networking opportunities and other services to States, local governments and technical assistance providers in their region. Includes topic hubs for hospitality and food service.

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