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This topic hub addresses information about the selection by an organization of products and services that reduce environmental impacts and provides a glimpse of the enormous impact purchasing decisions can have on the environment.

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This section displays contact information for experts in green procurement.

Programs listed: 13

1.  Center for Energy and Environmental Education - University of Northern Iowa

Completed in the fall of 1994, the Center for Energy and Environmental Education provides space for instructional and support facilities, and serves as a model of energy efficiency and environmental awareness. The mission of the center is to nurture a positive environmental ethic and to develop environmental literacy in children and adults. This mission is carried out through educational programming, instructional materials development, educational research, and community outreach. The Center houses a resource room for use by the general public, offering materials on energy efficiency for homes and businesses.

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0293 
Phone: (319) 273-2573 
Fax: (319) 273-7140

Contact:  William Stigliani, Director 
Contact Phone: (319) 273-2573

2.  Iowa Waste Exchange - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa Waste Exchange is one of the nation's premiere materials exchange programs. This no-cost, non-regulatory, confidential service matches institutions that produce byproducts and waste with other groups interested in using or recycling those materials. The program helps businesses, schools, hospitals and communities save disposal money and protect the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling materials.

502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319 
Phone: (515) 281-8176 
Fax: (515) 281-8895

Contact:  Jeff Geerts 
Contact Phone: (515) 281-8176 
Contact Fax Number: (515) 281-8895

3.  Iowa Waste Reduction Center - University of Northern Iowa

Since 1988, the IWRC has helped small businesses comply with federal and state environmental regulations. By incorporating on-site reviews, applied research, and hands-on training into its free and confidential assistance program, the IWRC offers complete compliance assistance that small businesses can understand and apply.

Suite 113, BCS Building
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0185 
Phone: (319) 273-8905

Contact:  John Konefes, Director 
Contact Phone: (319) 277-4668

4.  Kansas Army National Guard Environmental Office

The Kansas Army National Guard (KSARNG) Directorate of Facilities Engineering (DOFE) Environmental Office provides environmental support to the over 70 KSARNG facilities and units located throughout our State. Through providing guidance and assistance with hazardous material/hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, compliance, environmental engineering, conservation of natural and historic resources and training issues, the DOFE Environmental Office helps ensure that all of our soldiers incorporate environmental stewardship into all of their activities and being a leader in the Army National Guard environmental community. The KSARNG has received numerous military, state, regional, and national environmental awards, including winning the 2003 Secretary of the Army Environmental Security Award and being named Honorable Mention for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Security Award, both in the category of Overall Environmental Quality.

131 SW 27th St.
Topeka, KS 66611-1159 
Phone: (785) 274-1151 
Fax: (785) 274-1619

Contact:  Anthony Randall 
Contact Phone: (785) 274-1151

5.  Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE )

The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) is a private, not-profit association, whose mission is the promotion of effective conservation and environmental education throughout the State of Kansas. KACEE was established in 1969 as a public/private partnership made up of representatives of governmental agencies and organizations with an interest in supporting environmental education.

2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502-2743 
Phone: (785) 532-3322 
Fax: (785) 532-3305

Contact:  Laura Downey, Executive Director 
Contact Phone: (785) 532-3322

6.  Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (Kansas SBEAP)

SBEAP provides guidance in compliance and technical matters to businesses that otherwise would not have access to such help because of financial constraints. SBEAP emphasizes assistance designed to diminish the burden of compliance and the SBEAP staff will work with you to implement pollution prevention practices such as material substitution, process optimization, waste minimization, and recycling. All services provided by the SBEAP are completely confidential, nonregulatory, and free.

Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute
133 Ward Hall 
Manhattan, KS 66506-2508 
Hot Line: 800-578-8898

Contact:  Nancy Larson, Director

7.  Keep Nebraska Beautiful (KNB)

KNB works to encourage conservation of natural resources, proper solid waste management practices including litter reduction, proper disposal and recycling. Major programs include: Nebraska Materials Exchange Program Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign Nebraska Used Oil Collection Program Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program Nebraska Coordinator: America Recycles Day Nebraska Coordinator: Great American Cleanup Litter Free School Zones Program

3201 Pioneers Blvd., Ste. 118
Lincoln, NE 68502 
Phone: (402) 486-4562 
Fax: (402) 486-4563 
Hot Line: 800-486-4562

Contact:  Jane Polson, Executive Director

8.  National Ag-Based Lubricants Center

Established to study and promote agricultural-based oils for use in hydraulic and industrial applications, the program studies, develops and tests soybean, canola, sunflower, palm and cotton oils for use in hydraulic and non-hydraulic industrial lubricant etc.

400 Technology Place
Waverly, IA 50677 
Phone: (319) 352-5218 
Fax: (319) 352-1137

Contact:  Lou Honary

9.  Nebraska Materials Exchange Program

Since its inception in the Fall of 1994, the number of materials listed and exchanged has grown tremendously. Participating in the program saves money and space associated with storage, disposal, and overall landfill waste. Many schools and businesses have saved hundreds of dollars by selecting listed materials instead of purchasing new items. The Nebraska Materials Exchange Program also encourages businesses and schools across Nebraska to review disposal costs and examine the management of their waste products. We are a statewide program that is a free service to all participants.

3201 Pioneers Blvd., Suite 306
Lincoln, NE 68502 
Phone: (402) 486-4562 
Fax: (402) 486-4563 
Hot Line: 800-486-4562

Contact:  Jane Polson, Executive Director 
Contact Phone: (402) 486-4562 
Contact Fax Number: (402) 486-4563

10.  Pollution Prevention Institute - Kansas State University

Vision and Mission PPI's vision is for a healthy Kansas environment that fosters economic and environmental sustainability and growth. • PPI's mission is to promote sustainability through environmental education and services to industry and institutions. These services include environmental compliance and pollution prevention technical assistance. • SBEAP's mission is to help Kansas small businesses comply with environmental regulations and identify pollution prevention opportunities.

7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, KS 67205 
Phone: (316) 660-0104 
Fax: (785) 532-6952 
Hot Line: 800-578-8898

Contact:  Nancy Larson, Pollution Prevention Technical Coordinator 
Contact Phone: (316) 722-7721  ext. 104 
Contact Fax Number: (785) 532-6952

11.  Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)

Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC) strives to improve resource sharing between the programs, businesses, and agencies of EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) that provide waste reduction services and expertise to business and industry.

University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St, RH 308
Omaha, NE 68182 
Phone: (402) 554-6257 
Fax: (402) 554-6260

Contact:  Richard Yoder, Director 
Contact Phone: (402) 554-6257

12.  Recycle Iowa

Recycle Iowa is a program of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. The web site contains market information, Iowa Recycling Directories, frequently asked questions, and information on finding recycling resources.

200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Phone: (800) 532-1216 
Fax: (515) 242-4776

Contact:  David Cretors, Industrial Outreach Manager 
Contact Phone: (515) 242-4940 
Contact Fax Number: (515) 242-4795

13.  WasteCap Nebraska

WasteCap Nebraska Mission Statement: To provide resource conservation assistance to Nebraska businesses. WasteCap Nebraska Goals: Serve as a proactive catalyst for Nebraska businesses and institutions for the conservation of resources. Facilitate partnerships and coordinate resources to increase the value and marketability of recycling commodities and access to recycling services.

WasteCap Nebraska
285 S. 68th Street Place, Suite 540 
Lincoln, NE 68510 
Phone: (402) 436-2384 
Fax: (402) 434-7375 
Hot Line: 888-392-7839

Contact:  Carrie Hakenkamp, Executive Director 
Contact Phone: (402) 436-2384


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