Pollution Prevention Programs

A Lean and Green Training in progress

Since the spring of 1999, IEE’s Resources Center in Albuquerque has provided on-site pollution prevention (P2) and energy efficiency (E2) technical assistance for businesses, industries, municipalities, and tribes in New Mexico, committed to reducing their waste and energy use, establishing recycling programs, and reducing related operating costs.  The Resources Center is supported by the Pollution Prevention Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI and its services are free-of-charge

With the assistance of state and national partners, the IEE Resources Center will continue to promote renewable alternatives as part of a business’s or community’s overall plan to improve environmental performance, reduce waste and increase cost-savings.

Outreach & Training

As part of IEE’s outreach and training initiatives, the Resources Center facilitates the formation and training of “green teams” within organizations. The creation of Environmental Management System (EMS) plans also helps the participating organizations achieve measurable results and create a continuous cycle of environmental improvement and excellence.

Collaboration

Center Manager Chris Campbell collaborates with the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership to provide “Lean & Green” training for the manufacturing sector in the state, focusing on promoting efficiency in the manufacturing process (“lean”) and the reduction of waste streams and energy use (“green”).  The Resources Center also is a long-standing partner with the New Mexico Environment Department’s Green Zia Environmental Excellence Program, which recognizes businesses for their environmental improvements.

Communication

The Resources Center publishes and distributes copies of IEE’s technical publications on P2  including Pesticide and IPM Guidelines for New Mexico Pecan Growers and Pollution Prevention Guidelines for Dental Facilities.

For additional information on the free services provided by the IEE Resources Center, please contact Chris Campbell.