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PPRC offers an array of programs that promote clean energy and/or prevent greenhouse gas emissions. Our work includes supporting Solarize campaigns, assessing businesses’ energy efficiency opportunities, training painters to emit less pollutants, and connecting organizations with the resources needed to both reduce energy use and save money.


PPRC believes strongly in source control, or preventing pollution as close to the source as possible. Unlike end-of-pipe solutions, source control promotes both environmental and economic vitality. PPRC has been at the forefront of developing partnerships in diverse fields that prevent or reduce toxics and waste. Our work includes programs in green chemistry, wastewater pollutants, and stormwater.


PPRC offers broad-spectrum technical assistance to small and mid-sized businesses. Our staff of experts in chemical engineering, waste, and green systems can provide holistic assessments of your organization’s environmental footprint. We specialize in looking for ways to improve both economic and environmental performance.

Topic Hubs

Pollution Prevention issues can vary sector by sector. PPRC collaborates with other P2 centers nationwide to develop sector-based resource guides. So far, we have compiled guides on over 80 industries – from auto body shops to ski resorts. Check out the full list to see if your industry is covered. You can save significant time and resources by seeing what problems and solutions already exist to sustainability issues in your industry.

Rapid Response

PPRC provides free and well-researched answers to specific questions about pollution prevention. We provide thorough and unbiased answers to help you make decisions. We offer a staff of seasoned problem solvers with diverse expertise in manufacturing processes, chemical engineering, energy efficiency, and many other fields.

P2 Tools & Calculators

PPRC offers a series of tools to help businesses in their quest to gauge, understand, and reduce pollution while also saving money.

Greening Sports

Sports venues in America have tremendous potential to reduce their environmental impact by greening operations and engaging fans in green initiatives. PPRC’s “Greening Sports” project is designed to complement efforts by the Green Sports Alliance (GSA), the U.S. EPA, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and others to help teams, venues, and leagues improve their environmental and economic performance. PPRC provides technical assistance and resources to assist these efforts.

Educational Resources

In serving as a resource for pollution prevention material, PPRC convenes regional conferences, events, and webinars on a variety of pollution prevention topics.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a nonprofit organization that is the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention. PPRC believes that environmental and economic vitality go hand in hand, and that both are necessary to protect the high quality of life enjoyed in our region.
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  • Upcoming Events

    USDA FOG Abatement Trainings 2020
    The Western States Alliance, a project of PPRC, is providing technical training in FOG abatement to rural communities across 9 different states. Go Here.

    FOG Forum 2020 – POSTPONED, Hood River Inn, OR
    Every year, the Western States Alliance hosts a Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Forum that is the premier event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Register now

    Spray Efficiency Training's 2020
    Learn about and practice technique refinements that can reduce paint overspray and save money. 6H compliant. To sign your organization up, message Ken Grimm.

    Reducing Toxic Chemicals in the Garment Cleaning Industry Webinar, March 19th
    This webinar discussed two relevant projects in the Pacific Northwest, in addition to helping the audience better understand U.S. EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List. See what you missed, or see it again!

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    • Boat Hull Maintenance Strategies to Minimize Marine Pollution [read]
    • Safer Alternatives for Auto Body and Repair Shops [read]
    • EcoBiz Certification Program [read]
    • FOG Prevention Training for Rural Communities [read]
    • Spray Painting Efficiency Training (STAR & NESHAP) [read]
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