Environmentally Preferable Purchasing..The Results

Five universities in Omaha, NE participated in a study of green purchasing of office products in academic year 2014-2015. After sending education messaging to purchasers at each university as well as conducting surveys, the results are in… buying green means buying less. Sustainable Purchasing Recommendations Purchase only 30% recycled content paper (eliminate the option to purchase virgin paper) Reduce office product deliveries to one day per week • saves greenhouse gas emissions due to fewer deliveries • encourages more planning,…

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Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program

Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-003 Description of the grant: Nine out of ten of the EPA Regions are announcing a two-year grant competition cycle to support two-year Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) assistance agreements.4 The Regions anticipate awarding approximately $2.2 million in federal grant funding ($1.1 million in FY 2016 and $1.1 million in FY 2017) to support SRA agreements offered as grants and/or cooperative agreements.5 The Regions will not plan to issue an RFP in FY…

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Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grants Program

Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grants Program FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-001 Description of the grant: EPA is announcing a two-year grant competition cycle to support two-year PPIN grant or cooperative agreements.  EPA anticipates awarding approximately $1.6 million in federal P2 grant funding (about $800,000 in FY 2016 and $800,000 in FY 2017) to state entities.  The grants will support the development and delivery of pollution prevention (P2) information resources, tools, training and related services to meet the needs of businesses…

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Pollution Prevention Grant Program

The EPA has announced the FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Grant Program. Description of the grant: EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Chemistry, Economic and Sustainable Strategies Division oversees the Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program to support State and Tribal P2 Programs administer P2 projects that will help businesses identify better environmental strategies and solutions for reducing or eliminating waste at the source. EPA anticipates it will award approximately $7.94 million in federal P2 grant funding ($3.97…

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