University of Washington's Department of Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety is offering a unique hands-on training course focused on controlling the primary hazards associated with the use of ignitable coatings.
Summaries of presentations from the second day of PPRC's Regional Roundtable, which included talks by Bob Perciasepe and Ken Geiser as well as perspectives on anaerobic digestion, stormwater, and the pollution prevention opportunities presented by the new federal Clean Power Plan (CPP).
If you missed our 2015 Regional Roundtable, or if you want a refresher on some of the fantastic information covered, here is the first installment of our Review.
This year's event will bring together businesses and technical assistance providers to discuss cutting edge pollution prevention topics like green chemistry, stormwater, and energy efficiency. Join us!
Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed the Pollution Prevention (P2) Act. What prompted the Act? What is the Act’s impact and legacy? And what’s next for pollution prevention?
If you didn't already know, Pollution Prevention Week (or P2 Week) is this week, September 21-27! What can you and your business do to promote/celebrate P2?
A&R Solar’s own Solar Heroes, clad in spandex and capes, will install a new 16-panel solar system on the roof at the new home of the KidsQuest Children’s Museum.
A number of organic landcare solutions are underway on the beautiful campus of Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, OR.
This summer, two new Solarize campaigns are launching on the east side of Lake Washington. Solarize Kirkland and Solarize Bellevue plan to use the power of bulk purchases and community organization to install dozens of affordable solar systems on residential and business rooftops.
Our Executive Director, Paula Del Giudice, wrote a guest post on a local blog, "Stormwater News NW." Del Giudice's blog digs into the impacts that fats, oils, and grease (collectively called "FOG") have on stormwater management.
Clean Water Service's Durham Plant will use fats, oils, and grease (FOG) to supply a large proportion of its energy needs.
A recent webinar reviewed specific and effective ways that auto repair shops can improve the safety of the chemicals they use.
If you're a Kirkland resident or business owner considering solar power, then Solarize Kirkland is for you.
Tuesday, May 5, is GiveBIG day, a big day for giving in the Seattle area. You should give to PPRC !
In honor of Earth Day, we're celebrating some of the successes of pollution prevention programs throughout the country.
We're seeking an Outreach Specialist to support EcoBiz services. This position will provide boots-on-the ground technical assistance and support to automotive and landscaping businesses in the Portland area.
What can consumers or businesses worried about formaldehyde exposures do to protect themselves?
Dear Bellevue community,
Join us on March 24 at the Bellevue Boys and Girls Clubs' Teen Center to celebrate the success of the Solarize Bellevue program!
What do we know about the health risks of turf fields? What don't we know? And what can we do to make our fields safer?
Instead of passing game vs. running game, how do the teams match up in terms of energy use, water conservation, construction, waste diversion, and transportation. Introducing SustainaBowl 2015!
What actions can smaller organizations - like schools, rec and youth leagues - take to join in the exciting game of greening sports? Here are some actions and resources.
What solutions work without sacrificing environmental health or road safety?
Here's a video summary of what we accomplished in 2014, from greening sports to sewers to breweries.
By surpassing the target number of 30 solar installations in Bellevue, the Solarize Bellevue campaign unlocked a free solar system for a deserving nonprofit.
Our 2014 Regional Roundtable was a great success. As always, the event yielded new and fruitful collaborations between a variety of area businesses and technical assistance providers. Whether you attended the event or want to see what you missed, the below is a brief summary of each presentation / workshop.
Check out Regional Roundtable 2014 Photos!
Next time you visit a sports stadium or arena, take a look at all the hard surfaces. Sports facilities are often built of, and surrounded by, surfaces that shed rain. These facilities can be major players in the game to reduce stormwater pollution.
Ever wonder what it's like to go solar? What is the upfront cost? Does the true payback period match the promised one? Even in rainy western Washington? How long does the installation process take?
Businesses are looking for both proven and innovative solutions to solving their zinc problems. And that’s where PPRC comes in. Our video shows three kinds of solutions: source control, Low Impact Development, and other filtration options.
You have a few days to apply for a great job.
PSU's Community Environmental Services is HIRING (ie. paying) students to assist the expansion of ECOBIZ, a program that administers green certification to auto shops and landscape businesses.
Check out Executive Director Paula Del Giudice's article at GreenBiz.com on brewing beer better. Del Giudice gives examples of innovations used by breweries - large and small - to save water, energy, and waste.
New EPA guide provides a number of useful tips and resources for reducing food waste. The guide shows how reducing waste saves more than food. It also saves money and prevents pollution.
A University of Washington trash sort aimed to shine a light on the disposal practices of the university’s laboratories and uncover opportunities to divert materials from landfills.
If your business is interested in using less toxic chemicals in its processes or products, you may want to get involved in the WA Department of Ecology’s Safer Chemistry Challenge. The challenge encourages and helps Northwest businesses to use safer chemical ingredients.
When we think of unsustainable businesses we don’t usually think of the clean, sterile environment of a laboratory. But labs – from small academic ones to the larger biotech industry benches common in the Seattle area – are hazardous polluters that often get overlooked by the public eye.
Are you a Bellevue resident, business or building owner? Are you interested in the economic and environmental benefits of solar, but haven’t committed to an installation? We have a proposition for you.
GiveBig is one week away, on Tuesday, May 6. Why should you use this day to support PPRC and pollution prevention?
MetLife Stadium has quietly achieved environmental gains that are arguably as impressive as the Seahawk’s Super Bowl win. Okay, almost as impressive...
Oregon breweries connected with a host of local technical assistance programs and resources, many of which are free, to improve brewing sustainability
How are other Northwestern breweries leading the way in reducing their pollution while saving money in the process? Join us for a workshop on sustainable brewing at Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland, OR on March 20.
Presenters detailed a slew of metrics, services, resources, and tools available to help brewers decrease environmental impact while saving money.
What qualities do we want from our athletic fields? Safety? Playability? Where does environmental protection fit in?
Arguably the only problem with beer is that it requires a lot of resources to produce. Craft breweries in the Northwest are leading the industry-wide push to make brewing operations more efficient and sustainable. What are they doing? How are they doing it?
To find out, join PPRC and the…
We are all responsible for the disturbing trend of increasing sewer clogs. What can we do to help?
The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) just launched a comprehensive guide designed to help companies reduce or eliminate their use of toxic chemicals.
A look at a few pieces of media that are helping to change how we think about flame retardants. How are flame retardants threatening our health? And what's being done about it?
Electronic devices help the sports world whir. Whether we watch games on television or follow our favorite players’ twitter feed, we use electronic devices to see what’s happening. What we don’t see, or think about, is where all our electronics end up.
How can sports teams best communicate their green actions? Avoid greenwashing while taking advantage of the unique leverage that sports offer to engage fans.
OSHA recently unveiled a new toolkit to help employers identify safer chemicals that could replace more hazardous ones.
Tis the season for holiday cheer, good tidings, and, oh yeah, sewer overflows.