The purpose of this report is two-fold. First, it makes the case that advocates of both pollution prevention (P2) and sustainable growth have largely overlapping agendas and thus should be encouraged to cooperate to maximize the impact of both movements. …

Environmentally preferred purchasing (EPP) means practicing pollution prevention when making new purchases. Several EPP strategies are:

  • buying only what you intend to use
  • buying in bulk
  • avoiding extensive packaging
  • buying locally
  • buying least hazardous products (cleaners, paints, etc.)
  • looking

Mercury and other heavy metals, improperly managed, pose danger to human and environmental health. Common sources of mercury include, thermometers, light bulbs, and thermostats. Used mercury thermostats have no place in our landfills and should be properly recycled. Replacing mercury …

Energy: Efficiency

Regulatory issues and best management practices for contractors and designers

Original Publication by:

Kevin McMindes and Michael P. Vogel
Montana State University Extension Service
Pollution Prevention Program
Taylor Hall Bozeman, Montana 59717
(406) 994-3451

Funded by:

The United States Environmental …


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What is Green Parks?

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