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Making the ESRC Work for You

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The Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) presented on how to make the most of the Center's information resources and services. The ESRC provided a brief history and overview of the funding objectives of the P2 Information Network along with a look at the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) of regional centers.

The presentation also highlighted multiple information resources available on the ESRC web site for regional technical centers and encouraged participation with helping to enhance the value of those resources.

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Making the ESRC Work for You

  1. 1. Making the ESRC Work for You February 2015 Region 4 States P2 Conference Call • Pam Swingle EPA Region 4 • Lissa McCracken KPPC • Ken O’Hara KPPC
  2. 2. A Look at the P2 Information Network Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) • Information Resources • Services / Support • Products
  3. 3. Pam Swingle Pollution Prevention Program Manager Office of Environmental Justice and Sustainability U.S. EPA Region 4 EPA Grant Funding
  4. 4. EPA – Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) grant program funds the network of regional centers that serve both regional and national P2 information needs.
  5. 5. P2Rx – A National Resource Exchange Lissa McCracken Acting Director KPPC – Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center P2Rx Administrator Environmental Sustainability Resource Center
  6. 6. P2Rx The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) is a national partnership of regional pollution prevention information centers funded by EPA’s PPIN grant program. ESRC serves EPA Regions 3 and 4
  7. 7. P2Rx – A National Network P2Rx was created in 1997 by the EPA to lay the groundwork for a seamless national network of easy to access, high quality pollution prevention information.
  8. 8. Information, Assistance & Training Through PPIN Grants, the P2Rx national partnership of regional centers, as well as individual regional centers: • Determine audience needs • Supply quality information • Provide assistance and training
  9. 9. Information, Assistance & Training The national and regional centers are also available to assist businesses whose lack of information may be an impediment to: • Implementing source reduction • Preventing pollution (P2) • Adopting sustainable practices
  10. 10. P2Rx – Regional Centers The P2Rx network of regional centers includes: NEWMOA (Northeast) P2RIC (Plains) ESRC (Southeast) P2P (Mountain) GLRPPR (Great Lakes) WSPPN (Pacific Southwest) ZWN (Southeast) PPRC (Northwest)
  11. 11. ESRC – A P2Rx Member The Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) is one of the 8 centers and a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)
  12. 12. ESRC Serves EPA Regions 3 and 4 The ESRC serves 13 states and Washington D.C. Region 3 - Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, D.C., Delaware and Maryland Region 4 - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
  13. 13. ESRC’s Clients include: State, local and federal programs that provide environmental sustainability assistance to industry. ESRC resources and staff are available to users in business, industry, consulting and universities. ESRC Primary Clients
  14. 14. KPPC Supports the ESRC In 2011 the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) received a PPIN grant to maintain the ESRC website and continue providing information services – The ESRC was previously established and managed by the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.
  15. 15. ESRC Functional Support As a PPIN Grantee, a portion of KPPC’s resources support the ESRC in EPA regions 3 and 4 by: • Managing the ESRC website • Facilitating communication and training (E3) • Providing technical assistance through the Rapid Response service • Providing technical support for the P2 Results Data System
  16. 16. Resources, Products and Services Ken O’Hara Program Manager KPPC – Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
  17. 17. Resources, Products and Services esrconline.org
  18. 18. ESRC Online
  19. 19. ESRC Online The homepage allows easy access to ESRC resources and services
  20. 20. ESRC Online National and Regional P2 News and a Calendar of Events are also maintained on the ESRC website
  21. 21. ESRC Online ESRC’s website is hosted by AISO.net which owns and operates its own green data center powered by on-site solar panels.
  22. 22. Resources, Products & Services • Homes Across America • P2 InfoHouse Library • P2 Results Data System • P2Rx Topic Hubs • State Programs Directory • Sustainable Lodging Network • Green Sports Directory • Success Story Database • Tribal P2 Network • Green Lodging Calculator • P2 Impact (GreenBiz) • Mercury Reduction Database ESRC’s website provides direct links to P2Rx™ Network Resources
  23. 23. Resources, Products & Services • Homes Across America • P2 InfoHouse Library • P2 Results Data System • P2Rx Topic Hubs • State Programs Directory • Sustainable Lodging Network • Green Sports Directory • Success Story Database • Tribal P2 Network • Green Lodging Calculator • P2 Impact (GreenBiz) • Mercury Reduction Database ESRC’s website provides direct links to P2Rx™ Network Resources
  24. 24. P2 InfoHouse Library P2 InfoHouse is a searchable online collection of more than 50,000 pollution prevention related publications, fact sheets, case studies and technical reports; it is the largest single electronic resource for P2 information in the country. The P2RiC website provides a form to submit your articles, case studies, or reports to the collection. p2ric.org
  25. 25. Resources, Products & Services • Homes Across America • P2 InfoHouse Library • P2 Results Data System • P2Rx Topic Hubs • State Programs Directory • Sustainable Lodging Network • Green Sports Directory • Success Story Database • Tribal P2 Network • Green Lodging Calculator • P2 Impact (GreenBiz) • Mercury Reduction Database ESRC’s website provides direct links to P2Rx™ Network Resources
  26. 26. Sustainable Lodging Network The National Sustainable Lodging Network is an online community of sustainable hospitality practitioners and an information clearinghouse to support the work of this community. P2Rx created the National Sustainable Lodging Network in order to facilitate information sharing among the private and public sectors. ** Membership required. newmoa.org
  27. 27. Resources, Products & Services • Homes Across America • P2 InfoHouse Library • P2 Results Data System • P2Rx Topic Hubs • State Programs Directory • Sustainable Lodging Network • Green Sports Directory • Success Story Database • Tribal P2 Network • Green Lodging Calculator • P2 Impact (GreenBiz) • Mercury Reduction Database ESRC’s website provides direct links to P2Rx™ Network Resources
  28. 28. KPPC Supports the P2 Results Database The P2 Results System collects data on waste reduction and resource efficiency efforts ("pollution prevention," or P2) from public agencies across the country. The data helps quantify P2 progress related to air, water, waste, and energy resources and translates P2 progress into bigger-picture contexts such as climate change, habitat, and sustainability.
  29. 29. To Contribute to the Database To contribute to the P2 Results Data System: • Obtain a Username and Password (if you don’t already have one for your P2 program) • Contact Andy Bray, NEWMOA • To share data through the system • Contact your P2Rx Center • ESRC (Regions 3 and 4) • Tools & Guidance • www.p2rx.org/measurement • P2 Results Webinar, May 2013
  30. 30. Resources, Products & Services • Homes Across America • P2 InfoHouse Library • P2 Results Data System • P2Rx Topic Hubs • State Programs Directory • Sustainable Lodging Network • Green Sports Directory • Success Story Database • Tribal P2 Network • Green Lodging Calculator • P2 Impact (GreenBiz) • Mercury Reduction Database ESRC’s website provides direct links to P2Rx™ Network Resources
  31. 31. State Programs Directory State programs are listed in the national pollution prevention programs directory – an on-line tool for locating pollution prevention business assistance and services. Information in this directory is maintained by the state programs through their respective P2Rx regional center.
  32. 32. Resources, Products & Services • Homes Across America • P2 InfoHouse Library • P2 Results Data System • P2Rx Topic Hubs • State Programs Directory • Sustainable Lodging Network • Green Sports Directory • Success Story Database • Tribal P2 Network • Green Lodging Calculator • P2 Impact (GreenBiz) • Mercury Reduction Database ESRC’s website provides direct links to P2Rx™ Network Resources
  33. 33. Greening Sports Directory PPRC’s “Greening Sports” project is designed to complement efforts by the Green Sports Alliance, U.S. EPA, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and others to help teams, venues, and leagues improve their environmental and economic performance. pprc.org
  34. 34. Resources, Products & Services • Homes Across America • P2 InfoHouse Library • P2 Results Data System • P2Rx Topic Hubs • State Programs Directory • Sustainable Lodging Network • Green Sports Directory • Success Story Database • Tribal P2 Network • Green Lodging Calculator • P2 Impact (GreenBiz) • Mercury Reduction Database ESRC’s website provides direct links to P2Rx™ Network Resources
  35. 35. Success Story Database The Zero Waste Network success story database currently has 523 success stories. Each case study is an example of how a real facility saved money, reduced waste, and/or lowered their regulatory burden through an innovative P2 practice. An online form is available to submit your story to the database. zerowastenetwork.org
  36. 36. ESRC Resources, Products & Services ESRC’s website provides links to resources, products and services Upcoming Events Calendar • Training, Webinars and Events of interest News • National P2 News • Regional News • State Newsletters Resources • E3 Information • Rapid Response • Success Stories • Webinars • News • Events • Spotlight
  37. 37. ESRC Resources, Products & Services ESRC’s website provides links to resources, products and services Upcoming Events Calendar • Training, Webinars and Events of interest News • National P2 News • Regional News • State Newsletters Resources • E3 Information • Rapid Response • Success Stories • Webinars • News • Events • Spotlight
  38. 38. E3 Information E3 Information includes: • Virtual Roundtable • Project Profiles • E3 Alliance Discussion Series - Four sessions
  39. 39. ESRC Resources, Products & Services ESRC’s website provides links to resources, products and services Upcoming Events Calendar • Training, Webinars and Events of interest News • National P2 News • Regional News • State Newsletters Resources • E3 Information • Rapid Response • Success Stories • Webinars • News • Events • Spotlight
  40. 40. Rapid Response The ESRC Rapid Response Service assists in locating environmental sustainability information and answering technical environmental sustainability questions for EPA Regions 3 & 4. You can request a Brief Assistance by Email or Toll Free Number
  41. 41. Rapid Response The ESRC Rapid Response Service is available to P2 TAPs (state, local and federal), manufacturers and commercial facilities. ESRC maintains an agreement with other P2Rx Centers to assist with rapid response requests.
  42. 42. Rapid Response Examples • Which pressure treated wood is least toxic? • Information on conversion of childcare center cleaning from using bleach to a greener alternative. • Options for recycling/reusing work gloves. • What are some P2 opportunities at coke facilities?
  43. 43. ESRC Resources, Products & Services ESRC’s website provides links to resources, products and services Upcoming Events Calendar • Training, Webinars and Events of interest News • National P2 News • Regional News • State Newsletters Resources • E3 Information • Rapid Response • Success Stories • Webinars • News • Events • Spotlight
  44. 44. Success Stories Success stories from regions 3 and 4. Use the “Contact Us” form on the ESRC site to submit your program’s success stories, or provide us with a link to the success stories on your website.
  45. 45. ESRC Resources, Products & Services ESRC’s website provides links to resources, products and services Upcoming Events Calendar • Training, Webinars and Events of interest Resources • E3 Information • Rapid Response • Success Stories • Webinars • News • Events • Spotlight News • National P2 News • Regional News • State Newsletters
  46. 46. Webinars Recent Webinar additions include: • ENERGY STAR Tools for Manufacturers • Green Hospitality Series • Integrating Green Wastes into Lean
  47. 47. ESRC Resources, Products & Services ESRC’s website provides links to resources, products and services Upcoming Events Calendar • Training, Webinars and Events of interest News • National P2 News • Regional News • State Newsletters Resources • E3 Information • Rapid Response • Success Stories • Webinars • News • Events • Spotlight
  48. 48. News, Events and Calendar ESRC online is an excellent way to showcase your news, events and program activities. • Send us your news • Add your upcoming webinar or event to the calendar • Let ESRC link to your newsletter or online news magazine
  49. 49. Making the ESRC Work for You ESRC online can be a valuable resource to help your program, business or organization leverage the regional and national knowledge base that has been built over many years. Your contributions and active participation will make the ESRC even more valuable as a regional and national P2 information resource. esrconline.org
  50. 50. esrconline.org • Pam Swingle EPA • Lissa McCracken KPPC • Ken O’Hara KPPC Making the ESRC Work for You February 2015 Region 4 States P2 Conference Call

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