Published by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
P2 and Salmon by the Numbers
T his is a quiz. What do plumbing fixtures, bug sprays and light bulbs have in common?
A. Nothing I can see. I'll bet this is one of those trick questions PPRC is always slipping into their quizzes.
The answer is "C," salmon, the iconic fish of the Northwest. Salmon runs are declining as a result of numerous pressures exerted by human activities. Two sources of pressure on salmon are water and energy - how they're used and managed. (Find out more by reading "Upstream: Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest," published by the National Research Council. On line at http://books.nap.edu/books/0309053250/html/index.html.)
Community Takes Pledge for Clean Water
Bellingham, Wash., has historically been home to many creative ideas for improving environmental protection and quality of life. The Whatcom Watersheds Project evolved out of the community's need to develop a comprehensive approach toward addressing local issues and setting priorities.
An oil filter crusher was purchased and circulated among businesses to allow them to recapture used motor oil and recycle crushed filters.As a testament to the Whatcom Watersheds Project's appeal, 38 communities elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada have expressed interest in or implemented portions of the project.
Dave Misko is a hazardous waste and toxics reduction specialist at Ecology who worked on the Whatcom Watersheds Project. Find out more at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/quality/awards/
What Lies Beneath
Stormwater Management Well Grounded
The Buckman Heights and Buckman Terrace development in Portland's Kerns neighborhood is like one of those "before" and "after" pictures seen in weight loss ads.
New Thinking About Spraying in School
Schools, kids, fish and pesticdes. Sound like a good combination? Northwest parents who don't think so have catalyzed the adoption of low or no-chemical policies for maintaining school grounds.
Once More With Filtration
Putting Energy into Salmon Recovery
BUILDING SHELL & HVAC
FANS & MOTORS
Which of the following projects implemented by jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney achieved a 5,000 percent ROI (return on investment)?
A. A new manufacturing plant turning out engines with breakthrough propulsion technology
Idaho Health Conferences
Soils for Salmon Conference
Climate Wise Forum
Sustainable Business Symposium
Portland Fuel Cell Seminar
Spokane Surplus Store
Green Skiing Charter
GREEN PURCHASING: Environmental, or "green" purchasing is the focus of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center's latest topical report. You can view it on line at http://www.pprc.org/pprc/pubs/topics/envpurch.html.
Every week, PPRC e-mails the Interesting News, a summary of on-line articles covering a wide range of environmental topics, including air, water, waste, toxics, energy, buildings, transportation, agriculture, environmental management, and many others.
FLUORESCENT TUBES PROJECT: The Waste Information Network (WIN), which PPRC is coordinating, has gotten busy on a fluorescent lights recycling project. Fluorescent lamps, or "tubes," used in commercial buildings contain mercury, a hazardous constituent. Building owners and managers have the option of avoiding the paperwork associated with hazardous waste disposal if they recycle burnt-out or obsolete tubes. A WIN workgroup is planning an outreach and technical assistance project to help the regulated community dispose of tubes properly. A meeting for lighting contractors will be held Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., at the Lighting Design Lab in Seattle.
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About the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a nonprofit organization that is the region's leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention. PPRC serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and also takes part in projects with benefits beyond the Northwest.
Financial support for PPRC is broad-based, with contributions from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Northwest states, The Boeing Company, Intel Corporation and others. The PPRC accepts environmental settlement moneys to further its work on pollution prevention.
Significant in-kind support has been provided by organizations such as: Hewlett-Packard Company, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Battelle Seattle Research Center, Microsoft Corporation, Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd. and The Fluke Corporation.
Staff: Madeline M. Sten, Executive Director; Chris Wiley, Industry Outreach Lead; Jim DiPeso, Communications Director; Crispin Stutzman, Research Associate; Cathy Buller, Research Associate; Michelle Gaither, Research Associate; Scott Allison, Chief Financial Officer; Allison Greenberg, Administrative Assistant
Board of Directors: Richard Bach, President, Stoel Rives, Portland, Ore.; Joan Cloonan, Vice President, J.R. Simplot Company, Boise, Idaho; Kirk Thomson, Vice President, The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash.; Dana Rasmussen, Secretary, Seattle, Wash.; William June, Treasurer, On Point Communications Strategists, Portland, Ore.; Rodney Brown, Marten & Brown, LLP, Seattle, Wash.; Charles Findley, U.S. EPA Region 10, Seattle, Wash; Scott Forrest, Forrest Paint Co., Eugene, Ore; Tom Korpalski, Hewlett-Packard, Boise, Idaho; Langdon Marsh, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Ore; Alan Schuyler, ARCO Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska; Jeff Allen, Oregon Environmental Council, Portland, Ore.
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