pprc logo

Blog

 
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.
sounders fans
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?
solar installation 029
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.
DSC07303
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.
capture_EcoBiz new website 2014
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.
redhook tour with kurt_focus Kurt
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.
EPA food and restuarant guide
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.
IMG_20140423_104723_717
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.
SCC_logo-H JPG
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.
GLA1_GoGreen2014
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.
Capture_solarize bellevue
GiveBig is one week away, on Tuesday, May 6. Why should you use this day to support PPRC and pollution prevention?
GiveBIG2014NPO_web_badge1
MetLife Stadium has quietly achieved environmental gains that are arguably as impressive as the Seahawk’s Super Bowl win. Okay, almost as impressive...
Capture_EPA_MOU MetLife
Oregon breweries connected with a host of local technical assistance programs and resources, many of which are free, to improve brewing sustainability
photo 1 (1)
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.
1280px-Widmer_Brewing_Company_headquarters_-_Portland,_Oregon
Presenters detailed a slew of metrics, services, resources, and tools available to help brewers decrease environmental impact while saving money.
redhook tour with kurt_focus Kurt
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…
Capture Banner for event post
We are all responsible for the disturbing trend of increasing sewer clogs. What can we do to help?
flushables
The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) just launched a comprehensive guide designed to help companies reduce or eliminate their use of toxic chemicals.
Capture IC2 Guide
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?
toxie
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.
Toxics and Waste keyboard bakcup_high
How can sports teams best communicate their green actions? Avoid greenwashing while taking advantage of the unique leverage that sports offer to engage fans.
FinalMap
OSHA recently unveiled a new toolkit to help employers identify safer chemicals that could replace more hazardous ones.
OSHA safer chem toolkit capture
Tis the season for holiday cheer, good tidings, and, oh yeah, sewer overflows.
sewer_978789b
In case you missed it, the Story of Stuff podcast just produced an episode on Green Chemistry. It's worth a listen.
Story of Stuff Episode 12

Featured Articles

Website © PPRC.