Pollution Prevention (P2) and Innovation
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Pollution Prevention and Innovation Team
U.S. EPA Region 4
The Region 4 Pollution Prevention and Innovation (P2I) Program promotes and supports sustainability, pollution prevention, and innovation in the Southeast. Pollution prevention, or reducing pollution at the source, is an integral component to becoming more sustainable over time. Sustainability involves understanding and evaluating environmental performance and impacts, economic productivity, and individual and societal needs – the “triple bottom line.”
P2I seeks to partner with states, local governments and municipalities, manufacturers and businesses, trade associations, institutions and colleges, and universities.
- E3 - Economy, Energy and the Environment – work with manufacturers to increase competitiveness by helping them adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability.
- Green Economy and Green Jobs - focus on environmental protection through a workforce trained in environmental stewardship and sustainable economic recovery.
- Lean and Environment - work with government entities and the private sector to identify environmental wastes
- Sustainable Hospitality – provide the hospitality sector with technical assistance and information to develop best practices, help establish industry standards, and encourage the adoption of more sustainable practices.
- Sustainable Design and Green Building – practice of creating and adapting structures, and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout the building’s lifecycle.
State P2 Resources
- Alabama Department of Environmental Management
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Sustainable Initiatives
- Georgia Division of Natural Resources, Sustainability Division
- Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance
- Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
- Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
- North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach (DEAO)
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
- Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Grant Funds for P2 ProjectsRegion 4 manages two grant programs to promote P2 projects in the Southeast. The Pollution Prevention Grant Program is available for state agencies and institutions (e.g., state universities). Region 4 also awards Source Reduction Assistance Grants to support a variety of other projects, including local outreach and education for Region 4 priorities.
- Summaries of 2010 Source Reduction Assistance Grants awarded in Region 4
- Summaries of 2010 State Pollution Prevention Grants awarded in Region 4
Partnership for Sustainable Communities Forum
The Region 4 Sustainability team hosted a virtual forum for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Participants and presenters included several individuals from state government, private sector agencies, EPA headquarters management and several of the Regional Administrators and Deputy Regional Administrators from various Region 4 federal agencies. The purpose of the forum was to:
- provide examples of projects that have been effective in establishing good partnerships and overcoming challenges to move successfully toward goals,
- offer ideas about sources of assistance and support that may be available from non-traditional sources such as universities, non-profits, businesses and others,
- provide information about how our agencies are implementing national initiatives and programs within Region 4 and to brainstorm about how we can better integrate “sustainability” into our everyday program activities and
- discuss how we can improve our regional partnership and grantee support.
The presentations are available for viewing below.
Louisville, Kentucky (PDF: 14 pps, 1.1MB)
Asheville, North Carolina (PDF: 11 pps, 344KB)
Lacoochee, Florida (PDF: 15 pps, 2.1MB)