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EPA Region 8 Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
September 6-8, 2000

Collaborating to Sustain Our Western Quality of Life

Sponsored by:
  Peaks to Prairies P2 Information Center,
Montana State University Extension Service and U.S. EPA Region 8


Regional Strategic Planning 

Dr. Bob Pojasek facilitated strategic planning on the second and third day of the roundtable. Results of these sessions appear below. Refinement and incorporation of this planning into Region 8 P2 operations will take place in the months ahead. Dr. Pojasek is president of Pojasek & Associates, a risk management consulting practice that helps organizations plan and implement programs for energy efficiency, water conservation, cleaner production, and pollution prevention. He can be reached by telephone at 781-641-2422 or by email at URL:

Final Draft Vision Statement (approved 11/27/00):

The EPA Region 8 P2 Roundtable --Providing a dynamic forum for exploring quality solutions to western pollution prevention issues.

Final Draft Mission Statement (approved 11/27/00): 

Mission: Pollution doesn’t just happen, it can be prevented. The Region 8 Roundtable is a catalyst and clearinghouse for quality pollution prevention assistance through:

  • Leveraging resources and tools for outreach and education
  • Facilitating partnerships
  • Encouraging technology transfer
  • Promoting regulatory integration

Force Field Diagram 

Current Situation Vision
Driving Forces Restraining Forces
Right thing to do

Leverage ideas and programs - putting energies where most needed

Protection of the western environment

Networking with those with common issues (forum) - provides cohesion/unity of purpose

Expand/grow available services

Maximize available resources (information)

Meet Program requirement (drive funding)

Desire to accomplish vision

Lack of knowledge/clear understanding of vision

Lack of time

Need for funding

Emerging issues need attention

Lack of commitment (low rate of follow through)

Differing priorities of members

Losing individuality of programs

Limited support from management

Hard to define focus (priorities)

Sticking to priorities


*Bold type indicates stronger forces.

Regional Areas for Action Planning 
(further discussion and prioritization will be addressed on regional conference calls):

Education (capacity building)
  • Target vocational schools/community colleges
  • What existing curriculum and trades education can benefit from a P2 component?
  • EnviroRangers

Water Quality 

  • Non-point Source Programs 
  • Use P2 in planning stages, put into watershed plans - urban & rural
  • On-site wastewater treatment - urban & rural


  • (See also Water Quality)
  • Green Label for Farmers (UT)

Pollution Prevention Week Activities

  • Regional Plan 
  • Build on Wyoming activities

Materials Exchange

  • Regional referrals?
  • Target inventors
  • Who are SBIR recipients?
Mining/Mineral Extraction
  • EMS/Environmental Excellence
  • Fleet maintenance

Outdoor Recreation 

  • Ski industry in CO
  • Cleaner snowmobile efforts
  • Olympics
  • National Parks
  • National Commemorations (Lewis & Clark Expedition)

Smart Growth

  • Transportation Demand Management Strategies
  • (See also Water Quality)
  • What are the P2 components?
  • State & local government contributions


  • Olympics
  • Residential vs. commercial
  • Green Building
  • Construction Waste Minimization
  • NPS efforts

Auto Body

  • Partner with CCAR
  • Vo-ed training


Tuesday - September 5
6:30 pm - social/reception (The Inn at Jackson Hole)
        Informal panelist poster session and western barbecue

Wednesday - September 6
7:45-8:30 am - Continental Breakfast
8:30-11:45 am - Challenges for Collaborative Technical Assistance Delivery - Interagency Panel Discussion
11:45-1:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00-4:30 - Training with Dr. Bob Pojasek - Measuring Environmental Excellence and Technical Assistance Success Using a Baldrige Model

Thursday - September 7
7:45-8:30 am - Progressive Continental Breakfast (state P2 program poster session)
8:30-11:45 am - Regional Planning, Session I
11:45-1:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:00-4:30 pm - Regional Planning, Session II

Friday - September 8
8:00-9:00 am - Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:30 am - Regional Planning, Session III
11:30-noon - Wrap Up

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