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Upcoming News and Events 

February

FEB 25, 2021, 2:00PM – 3:30PM (EST)

Material Characterization and Economic Impacts of Recycling – 2020 Reports

Hosted by: US EPA – Sustainable Materials Management
Webinar

This webinar will have two parts.  The first will focus on the information reported in the EPA’s Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Fact & Figures report and the second part will focus on economic indicator and trend data from the Recycling Economic Information report.

Funding Opportunities

CERTs: Clean Energy Support for 2021

City of Minneapolis Green Cost Share Program

The City of Minneapolis Green Cost Share program provides matching funds for energy efficiency and solar energy, as well as pollution reduction, in Minneapolis.

The program, launched in 2013, serves commercial, industrial, multi-family, and single-family properties. Projects contribute to the City’s energy and environmental goals by reducing electricity-derived greenhouse gases, particulate matter, and other dangerous pollutants. Support in 2021 is increasing in a number of ways, detailed on the CERTs funding page.

MPCA Green Chemistry – Intern Host Grant Availability

Application Page

Does your company have a green chemistry project in mind for 2021?  If so, please consider applying for a Green Chemistry & Engineering Internship grant to support your project this coming summer. A Request for Proposal and supporting materials are posted on the grant application page.  $12,000 is available; work must take place in Minnesota.  Any clarifying questions must be directed to grants.pca@state.mn.us, subject line “Green Chemistry & Engineering Internship 2021.”

Business Pollution Program Offers Increased Support for Businesses

As many businesses have seen reduced business during the COVID-19 pandemic and are facing economic hardship, the Business Pollution Prevention Program is now offering increased support to dry cleaning, auto body, and painting businesses in Ramsey County for adapting to safer and more efficient technology. The program offers financial support for up to 75% of project costs, up to $50,000, for businesses to upgrade their equipment to reduce pollution and improve the health of workers, communities, and the environment. For more information, contact Christina Vang at cvang@environmental-initiative.org.