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New York State and RIT addressing problem of food waste in the U.S.
June 4, 2019

On Tuesday, members of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT talked about ways to consume 100% of the food grown in our country and around the world. Food waste has potentially higher biogas than any other sources like agriculture and wastewater sludge.

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New York State Pollution Prevention Institute to host June 4 event on managing food waste
May 31, 2019

Key stakeholders across state to gather at RIT to explore cost-effective strategies and solutions.

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RIT institute doing its part to make industry more sustainable
February 8, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, housed in Sustainability Institute Hall, lists nine different laboratories. But one that’s not on the list is the biggest of all – the building itself. With power or heat or both produced by a phosphoric acid fuel cell, wind turbines, solar panels, and a geothermal well, the building has more ...

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2019 Community Grant Awardees
January 1, 2019
  • Buffalo Zoo: Teaching K-12 Pollution Prevention through Video, Art, and Sciences, Phase II will build on the Buffalo Zoo’s previous Pollution Prevention through Art project, including rain barrel painting and single-use plastic bag art, by increasing student participation in the program and adding an informative video program. 
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2017-18 Community Grant Awardees
November 30, 2018
  • Home HeadQuarters Inc.: The Healthy Homes Classes project will offer free residential classes to Syracuse homeowners and renters on how to reduce exposure to indoor environmental toxins as well as how to decrease energy consumption.
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NYSP2I announces 13 statewide recipients of 2019 Community Grants Program
October 30, 2018
New MeasureUp Finger Lakes program making a positive impact
July 16, 2018
RIT will continue to lead Pollution Prevention Institute after DEC’s contract renewal
July 10, 2018
New York State Announces $4 Million in Grants to Expand Food Waste Recycling
June 12, 2018

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced $4 million in grant funding for generators of excess wholesome food and food scraps to expand their capacity to donate wholesome food or divert it to organics recycling facilities. An estimated 40 percent of the food produced in the United States goes uneaten while about 2.5 million New Yorkers are food insecure.

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2016-17 Community Grant Awardees
November 30, 2017
  • NYS Restaurant Association Educational Foundation: The Restaurant Food Waste Project aims to help state restaurants become more aware and committed to the critical issue of managing food waste. This project will promote the importance and strategies of food waste management while at the same time supporting increased restaurant profitability.
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