WSPPN Newsletter - April 2015
In This Issue
PPG, PPIN & SRA Grant Proposals Due in May
P2 Impact Articles
US Army Reserve Hosts Earth Day
SFE Green Cleaning Program
2010-2012 P2 Results Report Available
Time to submit PPG, PPIN, and SRA Grant Proposals
Its grant season and time to submit proposals for grants that support many programs in the P2 industry.  Plan ahead because the deadlines are upon us:

The Pollution Prevention Grant
Proposals (PPG) are due May 14. 

The Source Reduction Assistance Grants (SRA) are due on May 28.

The Pollution Prevention Information Network grants ( PPIN) are due on May 22. 

Watch a recorded webinar that provides an overview of the three grants including national and regional requirements, expected application elements, and selection criteria.  State and local P2 TAPs, tribal and trust territory governments, and other potential applicants for any of these grant RFPs are strongly encouraged to review this information.
P2 Impact Articles

March 5 -Marine Corps Air Station Miramar flies toward energy independence by Andre Villasenor.


April 2 - 5 ways to reduct waste and costs on your companys campus by Monique Dubos, Anna Arkin and Matt Domski. 

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Today is Earth Day.  There will be earth day activities all around the nation this week.  Be sure to take this opportunity to speak about the role P2 (source reduction) plays in preserving our earth.  Just released is the P2 results report for 2010-2012. 

Share your P2 program news with folks in the network.  Send to in May content you would like to see published in the June 2015 newsletter.


The US Army Reserve, 63d Regional Support Command in conjunction with NASA Ames Earth Science and Environmental Division, City of Mountain View, and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is having a huge Earth Day celebration at their Headquarters building.


Local businesses, resource conservation and alternative energy displays, local elementary schools and the Mountain View High School RoboticTeam is participating.


The event is Wednesday, 22 April 2015, from 10am to 2pm, at 230 R.T. Jones Road, Mountain View, CA 94043.

Green Cleaning Program Training for House Cleaning Services in San Francisco
La Colectiva eco-friendly cleaning team

On March 25th, the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE) conducted a presentation for La Colectiva, a collective of women who provide house cleaning services throughout the City. SFE staff presented in Spanish during one of La Colectiva's weekly meetings in the Mission district, which was attended by 40-50 women. La Colectiva prides itself on providing eco-friendly cleaning. Homemade recipes, highlighted in the Department's Easy and Safe Cleaning factsheet, are very popular with women of the collective.    


After the presentation, the Department staff answered questions about products and tools, and learned more about health concerns and other unique issues the women face in their work. A big constraint the women face is using their clients' products, which are not always green products. Future presentations will include tips to educate their family, friends and clients.


Swati Sharma from SFE will outline the Custodial Green Cleaning program during a Webinar on June 25th. To register:


If you are a custodial/janitorial company interested in becoming a Green Business, please register and apply here, or call (415) 355-3700.    


To learn more about La Colectiva, please visit

If you are interested in learning more, call (415)-355-3700.

P2 Results Report Available Today - How to Use it 


The P2 Results report is a collaborative project of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) and the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx).   


These results demonstrate the value of P2 in not only environmental and natural resource conservation terms, but also in economic benefits. Use this report to highlight the good things companies are doing to improve the environment as they celebrate Earth Day.


Jeffrey Burke, Executive Director for NPPR said, "We have been measuring environmental outcomes since 1990 when the Pollution Prevention Act was signed by Congress. The collective reduction of pollutants reduced into the air, water and land in the last 25 years is just astounding. We believe that focusing on preventing pollution at its source rather than clean-up was the right choice from the start."  


Visit the NPPR website to access the report.    


Learn more during a Webinar on May 5.   

Let's make Region 9 stronger by joining forces to advocate for sustainability and pollution prevention.




Donna Walden

Regional Coordinator, WSPPN

University of Nevada Reno/

Business Environmental Program


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