Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
Environmental Sustainability Initiatives:
Since the Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (DPPEA) regularly serves industry and government clients, it is especially important that it model the principles and practices it advocates to the public. For instance, reuse and source reduction of supplies purchased has positively impacted our budget. Our office manager is keeping track of expenditures for paper and other supplies and is able to tell us how many recycled products we are buying and how much money we are saving. Ultimately, participation in these initiatives boosts morale.
Other DPPEA activities:
In addition to making our own operations more sustainable, DPPEA is working with other state agencies to develop their sustainability efforts. DPPEA staff already serve as liaisons with other state agencies and DENR in the area of environmental purchasing and sustainability in state government (NC Project Green). DPPEA maintains an on-line clearinghouse of thousands of documents on waste reduction that can be downloaded directly from its web page. DPPEA also can provide technical expertise to Divisions and facilities wanting to conduct waste assessments.