Happy Holidays from NYSP2I! As a holiday treat, here are some updates on what we have been working on lately.
Congratulations to our 2014 Community Grant Awardees! 
NYSP2I is funding 16 organizations statewide following the completion of a competitive review process. The Community Grants Program provides nonprofit organizations and local governments financial and technical assistance for projects that promote and implement pollution-prevention practices at the local level.

The K-12 Student Poster Competition is now open!
Send us your posters! 
We are excited to announce our second annual NYSP2I K-12 Earth Day Student Poster Competition!

We are very pleased to be able to provide this wonderful opportunity to showcase your school's sustainability ideas and innovations. 

A Successful Food Manufacturing Industry Roundtable in Hudson Valley!
NYSP2I and the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center hosted a roundtable for stakeholders of the food manufacturing industry in the Hudson valley. With feedback from 29 organizations, opportunities were identified regarding best management practices & P2 technologies, and sustainability throughout the supply chain.
Research & Development College Student Competition
The NYSP2I R&D Student Competition provides an ideal opportunity for undergraduate and/or graduate level student teams from NYS to research, develop, and design solutions to real world environmental challenges. The competition promotes creative thinking, problem solving, team work, and collaboration across disciplines.

Green Technology Accelerator Center (GTAC)
NYSP2I evaluated a new, high efficiency, LED lighting system developed by LED Display Technologies, LLC at Stony Brook incubator in Calverton, NY.  The new exterior lamps, utilizing advanced optics, reduced energy consumption by more than 79% as compared to metal halide exterior lighting systems. This is projected to support an increase in sales and 25 new jobs in New York State.

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Direct Assistance Program
NYSP2I measured Abandon Brewing's energy use in the small scale brewery over a period of two brew cycles. The analysis conducted provided a basis for three primary recommendations that could be immediately integrated into the design of the production brewery and if implemented together, these recommendations could save Abandon Brewery $4,000-$5,900 annually and reduce energy consumption by 60%.

Sustainable Supply Chain Program
NYSP2I assessed Glenora Wine Cellar's documentation for sustainability policies, initiatives, and relevant company data. The assessment identified opportunities for sustainable purchasing, process improvements, and positive attributes to add to marketing materials. This project may result in a 10% sales increase, 35 jobs retained, and 3 additional jobs. 
Upcoming Events!

-Workshop: Gaining Visibility in the Food Supply Chain by          
  Committing to Sustainability - March 12, 2015 in NYC
- Earth Day Student Competition - April 22, 2015 at RPI
- Sustainability for Brewers Workshop - May 14, 2015 at The Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville, NY

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming events for 2015.
Have a happy holiday season!
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