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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GiveBig is one week away, on Tuesday, May 6. Why should you use this day to support PPRC and pollution prevention?

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MetLife Stadium has quietly achieved environmental gains that are arguably as impressive as the Seahawk’s Super Bowl win. Okay, almost as impressive…

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Oregon breweries connected with a host of local technical assistance programs and resources, many of which are free, to improve brewing sustainability

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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.

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Presenters detailed a slew of metrics, services, resources, and tools available to help brewers decrease environmental impact while saving money.

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What qualities do we want from our athletic fields? Safety? Playability? Where does environmental protection fit in?

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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…

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We are all responsible for the disturbing trend of increasing sewer clogs. What can we do to help?

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The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) just launched a comprehensive guide designed to help companies reduce or eliminate their use of toxic chemicals.

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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?

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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.

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How can sports teams best communicate their green actions? Avoid greenwashing while taking advantage of the unique leverage that sports offer to engage fans.

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OSHA recently unveiled a new toolkit to help employers identify safer chemicals that could replace more hazardous ones.

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Tis the season for holiday cheer, good tidings, and, oh yeah, sewer overflows.

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In case you missed it, the Story of Stuff podcast just produced an episode on Green Chemistry. It’s worth a listen.

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For those who missed our Annual Regional Roundtable, you missed some idea-loaded presentations and rich P2 networking opportunities.

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How about that you’ll get a chance to hear a group of compelling speakers from diverse fields.

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Do you live near Portland? Do you work at an auto body or repair shop? We’re not spying on you. But we do know of an event this week that you might be interested in.

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