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About the Sustainable Food Program

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Guide New York State and its businesses to a more sustainable food system by providing the information and tools necessary to reduce and recover food resources.

Three Core Competencies:

  • Outreach and Assistance: Addresses food related businesses' immediate needs and gives an avenue for information sharing. 
  • Food Waste Tool Box: Ongoing efforts to develop and share a set of online tools to help businesses reduce and divert food waste from landfills. 
  • Applied Research: Long term strategic thinking focused on enabling food system optimization in reducing costs and the environmental burden of generating and managing food waste.


For more information, click on each of the accordians below or check out our program flyer.

Areas of Focus

Rochester Institute of Technology

Clarkson University

University at Buffalo

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

About the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is headquartered at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is a partnership between RIT, Clarkson University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Buffalo and the 10 NYS Regional Technology Development Centers.

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The mission of NYSP2I is to make New York State more sustainable for workers, the public, the environment, and the economy through:  

  • Reductions in toxic chemical use  
  • The efficient use of raw materials, energy and water  
  • Reductions in emissions to the environment and waste generation
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NYSP2I is an integrated program of several major elements:  

  • Technology research, development and diffusion
  • Outreach
  • Professional training
  • A community grants program
  • Academic educational programs