Resource Conservation

 

Do you want to save money? Do you want to increase efficiency? Do you want a more productive work environment? Do you want to reduce waste? Find out How. Click Here

Need information about environmental regulations? The Business Environmental Program maintains a list of important regulations that can help you compile with government regulations. Click Here

The program will provide assistance to small businesses in utilizing woody biomass that is generated from forest and range land health treatments and from wood waste generated in urban settings. Learn More Click Here

 

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Pollution or waste is lost profit because we are discarding a material instead of producing something from it…….

Prevention is revenue because we are efficiently using material to produce products with the absence of waste……..

Hence, Pollution Prevention generates profit by using materials to produce sellable products. Contact the BEP to learn how.

Regulations

State and Federal regulations exist to protect land, water and air.

Did you know EVERY business can potentially generate hazardous waste?

Do you know how to identify potentially hazardous wastes and how to manage them properly?

Do you know the differences between a conditionally exempt small quantity generator, a small quantity generator and, a large quantity generator?

Do you know how long you can store hazardous wastes at your facility?

The Business Environmental Program has been providing free and confidential hazardous waste assistance since 1988. Come on in and find out how we can help!

Woody Biomass Utilization

The Wood Utilization program is designed to stimulate the growth of the wood industry in Nevada by providing assistance to small businesses that use woody biomass that is generated from forest and range land health treatments and from wood waste generated in urban settings. By expanding utilization capacity and encouraging new businesses to take advantage of the woody biomass present in Nevada, a sustainable industry will evolve that offers increased employment and environmental improvements to Nevada’s landscape.


Restoring The West Conference 2011

This URL will take you to the Utah State website and the complete recordings/Powerpoints of the conference held recently in Logan, Utah: http://forestry.usu.edu/htm/video/conferences/rtw-2011/


EPA Releases Guide for Local Governments on Resource Conservation and Recovery Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA has released a new climate and energy strategy guide for local governments, titled Resource Conservation and Recovery: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs (PDF, 42 pp, 6.3 megabytes). Resource conservation and recovery strategies involve avoiding, delaying, or decreasing the raw materials required for the production of new products through source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and energy recovery. These practices can reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life-cycle of materials, while also reducing air pollution, energy use, and landfilling costs.

This guide provides comprehensive information for local government staff and policy makers on designing and implementing resource conservation and recovery programs, including:

  • Environmental, economic, and human health benefits
  • Source reduction and waste diversion practices and technologies
  • Key participants
  • Policy mechanisms for initiating programs
  • Implementation strategies for success
  • Costs and funding opportunities

Key features of the guide include:

  • Case studies and examples from communities across the United States
  • Links to technical resources, analytical tools, and sources of funding

EPA’s Local Climate and Energy Program will host a live webcast about Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Resource Conservation and Recovery later this fall. We’ll send a newsletter announcement with details as they become available, and will also post registration information on the Local Climate and Energy Webcasts page.

This guide is part of EPA’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series, which is designed to help policy makers and program staff plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective climate and energy projects that generate environmental, economic, social, and human health benefits.

To access other guides in this series, please visit EPA’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series page.