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Hartford Neighborhood Environmental Project

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's (CT DEP) Hartford Neighborhood Environmental Project (HNEP) promoted community pollution prevention education. It was sponsored by EPA through a four-year grant to CT DEP that continued through the end of 2000. The sectors addressed through HNEP were: residents, small businesses, and institutions. The HNEP was coordinated through the CT DEP Office of Pollution Prevention and provided environmental education funding to community organizations operating in seven of Hartford's poorest neighborhoods. The total amount of funding provided to community groups was $40,000 per year.

The HNEP addressed pollution prevention for six pollutants identified in the DEP Pollution Prevention Plan for Connecticut (1996). These are ethylene glycol and solvent degreasers; ground-level ozone; household hazardous products; lead; pesticides; and nonpoint source pollution.

In 1997-1999, the HNEP sponsored workshops; internships at the Department for elementary, middle and high school students; and environmental poster and poetry contests.

The Pollution Prevention Office, along with four partner organizations, conducted training sessions on topics critical to urban residents and businesses, such as asthma and air pollution, solid waste facilities, pesticide management, recycling, preventing pollution from household cleaners, and where to go for environmental help. Over 300 residents participated in one or more of the events sponsored by the Project in 1997-1998.

More Info www.dep.state.ct.us/wst/p2/p2general/p2programs.htm
Project Contact
Name Kim Trella
Phone 860-424-3297
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Educational Institutions
Activity Keywords Awards program, Training/workshops
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 9 No. 2, Summer 1999 [PDF]


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