2007 Pollution Prevention Grants Recipients
Results of FY07 Region 2 Pollution Prevention Grants
Number of Proposals Received
Number of awards issued
EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Alex Peck
Project Title: Water Conservation Program for New Jersey
EPA Funding: $150,000
Project Summary: Rutgers University will partner with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Division of Water to develop a comprehensive program that will engage, organize, and mobilize partnerships with environmental organizations, universities, municipalities, garden clubs, purveyors and retail organizations such as landscapers, garden centers and home improvement stores to help educate the public about water conservation. Rutgers, through its partnership with NJDEP, will work with local governments to develop and implement water conservation ordinances for indoor and outdoor use and to provide State-level regulatory support by amending the Bureau of Water Allocation rules to require a more comprehensive and action oriented Water Conservation and Drought Mitigation Plan and by implementing legislative initiatives to provide support to local municipalities while implementing ordinances. Rutgers hopes to reduce overall water use by 10% in New Jersey within three years of the project launch.
Contact Information: Elaine Rossi, erossi@AESOP.Rutgers.edu
Buffalo State College State University of New York
Project Title: Training and Pollution Prevention for Hospitality Sector Businesses
EPA Funding: $113,942
Project Summary: Buffalo State College will conduct pollution prevention training for hospitality department and geography and environmental planning programs, awarding internships to 10 students who will perform P2 assessments at 10 hospitality facilities under the supervision of the Erie County Pollution Prevention Office. Assessments will be multimedia, addressing such areas as maintenance, grounds upkeep, housekeeping, food service, waste generation, utilities, purchasing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting, meetings and conferences, etc. In addition to source reduction, bonus items providing considerable savings through recycling, reuse, etc. will be pointed out, and green hotel issues will be addressed. Additionally, a select group of local businesses will receive training on the systems approach to P2 to continue pollution prevention and cost reductions after the program has ended.
Contact Information: Dr. Kim Irvine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Puerto Rico Solid Waste Management Authority
Project Title: Puerto Rico Hospitality Sector Pollution Prevention Project
EPA funding: $96,658
Project Summary: The Puerto Rico Solid Waste Management Authority (PRSWMA) will implement a pollution prevention project to raise environmental awareness in Puerto Rico’s hospitality sector. PRSWMA will partner with Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association, Puerto Rico Energy Affairs Administration, Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority and other partners to disseminate information about water conservation, energy efficiency and waste reduction to the hotels and inns. PRSWMA will then select ten hotels and inns which will be visited and monitored for their environmental practices. These hotels/inns will establish environmental management systems and will serve as examples of best management practices for Puerto Rico’s hospitality sector.
Contact Information: Ms. Brenda Colón Blanco, email@example.com