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What’s in your solid waste?
Need help identifying how your industry can reduce, reuse or recycle solid waste? PPI is seeking industry partners interested in assistance while conducting solid-waste audits at their facilities. The project goal is to help divert waste from landfills and save industries money. Program costs are covered by a USDA grant and although industries in SE and NE Kansas are the priority, all areas of Kansas can apply.

KDHE environmental stewardship award application process now open 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, or KDHE, offers Environmental Stewardship Awards annually to businesses, industries and organizations that have made significant improvement in protecting our environment by preventing pollution. This non-competitive annual award program recognizes projects that eliminate or reduce generation of pollutants or wastes at the source, or projects that conserve natural resources. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Monday, June 14, 2021. Award winner will be announced at the Kansas Environmental Conference

Are you in need of hazardous waste training this year? The Pollution Prevention Institute hosts a KDHE-approved online training that offers an immersive reader option and provides a "Certificate of Completion." Cost of the training is $50 per participant. For answers to questions, email Nancy Larson.

Webinar on available funding for renewable energy and energy reduction for small businesses

The USDA Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems, or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy-efficient equipment, and new system loans for agricultural production and processing. Register now for the webinar on June 17 at 11a.m. covering recent changes to the USDA REAP regulations and providing an explanation of  FREE services provided by the Kansas Energy Program through its partnership with the Kansas Corporation Commission.