About the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
People across New York State want to make the places where they live and work more sustainable—but they don’t always know where to start. The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) gives Empire State businesses, communities, and nonprofits the practical tools and solutions they need to realize the benefits of sustainability for our economy, environment, and our society as a whole.
NYSP2I launched in 2008 on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) through funding by Empire State Development (ESD). As a pilot program with a budget of $500,000, our first initiative was to provide technical support to manufacturers across New York State. Today, our budget exceeds $4 million and the breadth of our programming has grown as we work across many sectors and within many communities throughout the state.