Collaborations

NYSP2I has the partners, core staff, approach, experience, and leadership best suited to deliver impactful results for our client across New York State. Explore our current collaborations with businesses, communities, and nonprofits below to learn more about our work.

Food Waste Reduction and Diversion Reimbursement Program

The Food Waste Reduction and Diversion Reimbursement Program is an innovative partnership between New York State and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) focused on incentivizing the reduction of food waste in the state. The program provides reimbursement to New York State businesses or not-for-profits that generate, haul or recycle large amounts of food waste to offset the cost of select technologies and equipment that promise to reduce or divert that food waste from landfill or incineration.

Applications for grant funding are now being accepted. Please note that this is a rolling application.

A person scraping food waste off of a cutting board into a bin containing food waste.

Eligible projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Will result in an increase of food waste diversion from landfill or incineration through the use of equipment or technologies.
    Note: Purchases that improve existing food waste diversion methods but do not result in increased amount of food waste diverted are not eligible.
  • Are led by New York State businesses or not-for-profits that produce, haul, or recycle greater than one ton of food waste per week
  • Implemented after June 1, 2017

Upon completion of contract requirements, reimbursement will cover:

  • The purchase and installation of eligible equipment and technologies
  • Up to 44% of eligible project costs, in most cases not to exceed $100,000

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New York State Brewery Sustainability Initiative

The New York State Brewery Sustainability Initiative is a partnership between New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) and Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Cornell CALS). The initiative is focused on providing practical sustainability tools and approaches to craft breweries in New York State to measurably reduce water, energy usage and optimize cleaning procedures. This initiative provides opportunities for craft breweries to take advantage of available funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A flight of beers sitting on a counter.

We offer practical solutions for:

  • Process improvement and efficiency gains
  • Water and wastewater use reduction
  • Energy efficiency and reduction challenges
  • Waste reduction and alternative uses for processing waste
  • Setting goals for competitive positioning

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New York State Golf Course Sustainability Initiative

The New York State Golf Course Sustainability Initiative is a partnership between New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) and Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Cornell CALS). The initiative is focused on improving the use of best management practices (BMPs) designed to protect water quality, and help golf superintendents incorporate sustainable practices while still providing high quality playing conditions.

Pond bridge at golf course

The initiative will offer a suite of no-cost digital and print resources tailored to the specific needs of the 200+ courses in Western and Central New York. Resources include: 

  • Turf webinars
  • Scheduled field days
  • Golf Course Sustainability infographic poster
  • Drought emergency plans
  • Nutrient management, and more!

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