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Fall '07 P2 Program Activities in Maine

Organization(s) Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Current activities of the Pollution Prevention Program in Maine DEP’s Office of Innovation and Assistance (OIA) include:

Implementing a state environmental certification program for the hospitality sector targeting hotels, motels, and inns. Launched in November of 2005, there are 53 certified businesses in Maine. The P2 program has performed over 30 site visits for this self-certification program making an average of 10 P2 recommendations at each facility. Verification audits of point totals occur annually at 12 random businesses. The program has been presented at several tourism conferences and half-day workshops.

Implementing a state environmental certification program for restaurants. Launched in June of 2007, there are currently 10 certified businesses in Maine. The P2 program has performed 10 site visits for this program making an average of 10 P2 recommendations at each facility. This program has been presented at several tourism conferences and workshops.

Assisting businesses and organizations with calculating greenhouse gas emissions inventories as part of the Governor's Carbon Challenge.

Managing the Clean Government Initiative to encourage toxics reduction, energy efficiency, and environmentally preferable procurement within Maine state government.

Assisting six companies and institutions with the implementation of an environmental management system. Conducting onsite compliance assistance utilizing Maine’s Small Business Compliance Incentive Policy (SBCIP).

Continuing to provide assistance to the Green Campus Consortium in their efforts to move towards sustainability.

Working in conjunction with the Climate Change Steering Committee on the New England Governors’ and Eastern Canadian Premiers’ initiative to reduce greenhouse gas levels 10 percent under 1990 levels by 2012.

Continuing to provide assistance to a number of industry sectors. Revitalizing the Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) as an effective tool to weigh in on OIA activities.

 
Project Contact
Name Peter Cooke
Phone 207-287-7100
E-mail
 
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Educational Institutions, Hospitality Industry
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 17 No. 2, Fall 2007 [PDF]

 

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