Welcome to the Montana Pollution Prevention Program (MTP2), a program of MSU Extension proudly serving Montana since 1992. 

The MTP2 Program is dedicated to helping the state's small businesses, local governments and citizens use progressive, integrated pollution prevention (P2) strategies to increase productivity, while safeguarding our air, water, land and other natural resources. 

Below are services available to help Montanans meet and exceed regulatory requirements and promote their achievements:

P2  NEWS 

  • September 17-23 is National Pollution Prevention (P2) week!  See how you can make a difference at home and work with the links below.   

  • CLEAN ENERGY FAIR 2018:  Saturday, Aug. 11 @ the Gallatin County Fairgrounds 

    • Please join the Montana Renewable Energy Association for ythe8th Annual Montana Clean Energy Fair on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9a-4p at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds (901 N. Black Ave.) in Bozeman, MT.  The fair will include workshops on solar, wind, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and other clean energy technologies; exhibits by clean energy businesses; and an electric car show. Plus there will be food vendors and kids' activities including a bouncy castle, solar ovens, and model solar car races.
  •  Ecostar Pollution Prevention award winners recognized

“It is a great honor for me to get to recognize the meaningful differences that you are making,” Bullock said at the awards reception. “It is not just the right thing to do for some ethereal reason; it is also the most efficient thing to do. It’s a way to build our businesses and protect our environment, and it’s the economic thing to do. You are the leaders making a contribution to the greater good for all of Montana from all corners of the state.”  

"Thisyear, the EcoStar award winners saved over 30 million gallons of water, conserved 179,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, reduced 1.6 million pounds of solid waste and 56,276 pounds of hazardous waste, eliminated 177 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and saved $335,172 through their pollution prevention efforts," said Jenny Grossenbacher, director of the Montana Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Program for MSU Extension.  “These are clearly significant impacts on the state of Montana’s environment and economy, but it’s not just about the numbers. It is also about (the businesses') vision and leadership, as well as their innovativeness and inspiration. They are leaders for our state,” Grossenbacher said.

Most of the world’s forests are managed at relatively local scales to provide goods and services such as wood, biodiversity and purified water, Kleindl said. But at large scales, forests play an important role in things like regulating weather or providing connections between biomes, large naturally occurring communities of flora and fauna.

“As a result, cumulative changes in management practices that influence forest structure and productivity also influence climate, hydrology and biodiversity,” he said. “Yet, little is known about how these cumulative forest management decisions influence forest ecology from regional to continental scales.”

 

Montana State University Academic Technology and Outreach and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems have developed a free online educational module that helps citizens learn about key information from the Montana Climate Assessment. The Montana Climate Assessment is a scientific document that describes past and future climate trends that affect different sectors of the state’s economy. The interactive experience allows users to explore three key aspects of Montana’s climate — agriculture, forests and water resources — as well as general information about climate science.

 

 “We are looking for Montana’s business and community leaders that are preserving and prioritizing the health of not only our environment but also our economic resources,” Grossenbacher said. “These folks deserve to be honored for their contributions and leadership to the entire region.”

 According to Grossenbacher, the EcoStar award winners’ pollution prevention efforts average approximately 7.5 million gallons of water saved, 1.25 billion British Thermal Units of energy conserved, 50,000 pounds of hazardous waste reduced and over $350,000 saved per year.

 

  • Celebrate National Pollution Prevention Week: Sept 18-24, 2017 

Pollution prevention (P2) means reducing or eliminating sources of pollution to prevent damage to the environment while also eliminating the need for costly controls and cleanup.  During Pollution Prevention Week, we congratulate our state partners, industry and citizens - pat yourself on the back for the progress you've made!  https://www.epa.gov/p2week 

 

  • EPA's Power Profiler

With just a few clicks of your mouse and a zip code, consumers can see how their individual energy use is affecting the Earth. EPA's Power Profiler calculates how much air pollution results from individual electricity and how to reduce the impact. http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/powerprofiler.htm

 

  •   Computers left on at night cost U.S. businesses $1.7 billion

Nearly half of all corporate PCs in the US are not regularly switched off at night, costing US businesses $1.72 billion in energy and causing emissions of 14.4 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to recently released PC Energy Awareness report.
http://www.greenercomputing.com/news_third.cfm?NewID=35310