News and Upcoming Events from The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute


Recent Article by NYSP2I:

Supply-chain fixes are the secret sauce for three NY companies

By Trish Donohue and Anahita Williamson

Sustainable organizations can become preferred business partners, thanks to the demand for sustainable suppliers. Organizations that integrate sustainability into their operations likely will generate more revenue, retain and potentially create jobs, and reduce the risk of jeopardizing potential business. Click here  to read the full article in GreenBiz.



11/5 Solar Workshop

NY-Sun PV Trainers Network invites all local public officials involved in the planning, permitting, inspection, or approval processes for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to attend an Intro to Solar Policy Workshop.


Location: Rochester Institute of Technology

Host: The NY-Sun Initiative

Register (free): Click Here


11/5 Food & Beverage Industry/Energy & Process Efficiency Conference

Gain new insights into common energy-intensive processes, while engaging NYSERDA’s team of experts toward driving a sustained energy-efficiency cultural shift in your organization.


Location: Rochester, NY


Register (free):Click Here


11/6 Upstate NY Alcoholic Beverage Summit: What’s Fermenting This Fall?

Please join us for an interactive seminar and networking event for breweries, wineries and distilleries in New York State. Topics of discussion will include: wastewater alternatives, B Corporations and other certifications, trademarks, energy use, alcohol licensing/pricing/labeling, and process water utilization.NYSP2I team members, David Fister and Eugene Park will be speaking at this event.


Location: Rochester, NY

Host: Nixon Peabody

Register:Click Here


11/10 Safe Toy Holiday Workshop

Purchasing toys can be overwhelming—there are so many choices and so many “hot toys” lists—it’s hard to know what’s best. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or time finding eco-healthy, environmentally friendly toys if you know what to look for. Join us for a free workshop where you will learn what to avoid and look for when purchasing all kinds of toys, including those made from wood and plastic, arts and craft supplies, and stuffed animals. Attendees will leave knowing how to navigate toy labels and information to choose eco-healthy toys. Each attendee will receive free product samples and the first 50 registrants will be entered to win a gift basket full of eco-healthy products for parents and children!


Location: Rochester Museum and Science Center

Host: NYSP2I

Register (free):Click Here


11/19 Hudson Valley Food Manufacturing Industry Roundtable

The Hudson Valley Food Manufacturing Industry Roundtable, in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) invites companies in food manufacturing to discuss business development and sustainability opportunities in the industry.

The free workshop includes a pancake breakfast with CROWN MAPLE syrup straight from the farm.


Location: Madava Farms, Dover Plains, NY


Register (free): Click Here


Earth Day Student Competitions and Award Ceremonies:

Date: April 22, 2015.

Both events culminate to an Earth Day Exhibition, held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Applications due: Nov 7, 2014 – The 4th Annual NYS Student R&D Competition, Greenovate NYS is an ideal opportunity for undergraduate and/or graduate level student teams from New York State to research, develop, and design solutions to real world environmental challenges. Student teams selected to participate in the competition will present their projects to environmental experts, gain insight from established professionals, and receive recognition by potential future employers.

More information:


The K-12 Student Competition gives students range for creativity and problem solving as they come up with ways to make their school more sustainable.

More information at:


Fast Forward Film Festival

The Fast Forward Film Festival (FFFF) invites emerging and established filmmakers from the greater Rochester area to submit to the inaugural Fast Forward Film Festival. As an incubator for innovative thinking and artistic expression, FFFF encourages films that tap into the local experience and compel audiences to engage with the community and raise environmental awareness.


Supported by NYSP2I

Submission deadline: 2/27/15, screening in April


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Best regards,

Leanne Bossert

Marketing & Communication Program Coordinator

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

111 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, New York 14623

(585) 475-7056


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