Welcome to the Montana Pollution Prevention Program

College Department

Welcome to the Home page of the Montana Pollution Prevention (MTP2) Program, a program of the Montana State University (MSU) Extension. The MT P2 Program has been serving Montana Small businesses and citizens since 1992.

The MTP2 Program is dedicated to helping the state's small businesses and local governments use progressive, integrated pollution prevention (P2) strategies to increase productivity, while safe guarding our air, water, land and other natural resources. Our professional staff provide no-cost, non-regualtory technical assistance services to help businesses and government find cost effective ways to reduce, reuse and recycle resources in all areas of their operations. We focus on finding ways to conserve energy and water, and reduce the use of toxic chemicals.

The following services are available to help you meet and go beyond regulatory requirements, and promote your achievements:

  • Library Resources
  • Technical Assistance & Research
  • Material Exchange
  • EcoStar Awards Program

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 pwer Profiler calculates how much air pollution results from individual electricity and how to reduce the impact. http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/powerprofiler.htm

Climate Counts Company Scorecard

Climate Counts, a nonprofit organization, released a scorecard that allows consumers to factor a company's track record on climate change into their purchasing decisions for everything from sneakers to soft drinks. http://www.climatecounts.org/scorecard.php

Computer 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 Awarness report.

CA: Stemming tide of plastic bags

On July 1st, California will become America's first state to initiate a mandatory recycling program to cut down on its mounds of plastic bags.