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The Sustainability Division provides free and confidential environmental assistance to business in pollution prevention, waste reduction, water and energy efficiency, and sustainability. We…

  • Are a non-regulatory division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
  • Promote and recognize environmental leadership and performance through the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia.
  • Work with any business with any type of waste or resource issue, including air, water, wastewater, and solid waste.
  • Provide networking opportunities with regulatory and industry leaders to share ideas and craft solutions.
  • Foster environmental leadership and seek to establish a conservation ethic in Georgia.

We are proud to support Conserve Georgia and provide all Georgia organizations with resources to help them create a culture of conservation.

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How to Prevent Pollution? Simple Things You Can Do Today

It is necessary to know how to stop pollution to save our planet and ensure the health and well-being of people. Air and water are poisoned with dangerous chemicals, and if nothing is done, the Earth will lose its beauty and diversity. In this article, we’ll show you some of the ways you can do to stop pollution or at least reduce it.

Prevention of Air Pollution

Air pollution is the largest single environmental health risk according to WHO, 2014. It is also a significant risk factor for various diseases that lead to disability and death. A number of scientific studies in the current decade have shown that air pollution leads to more premature deaths than previously thought. Therefore, it is imperative to pursue authorities to reduce emissions of air pollutants and limit public exposure to air pollution. In 2015, outdoor air pollution caused the premature death of nearly 4.5 million people. By 2060, this figure may…

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

In recent years, the problem of stormwater has become increasingly acute and relevant all over the world. In the process of economic activity, modern society consumes all considerable amounts of water, most of which, as a result, become contaminated with a variety of substances. When they enter the environment, the ecology is damaged enormously, and therefore they must be cleaned up. To ensure it properly, it is necessary to use special equipment and technological complexes, with the help of which the established standards for wastewater pollution are achieved, as defined…

How to Prevent Water Pollution?

Water pollution is a global problem. First of all, the government and local authorities should be interested in solving the problem, but each of us can also help. The first step is to get interested in the problem and try to study the issue. Types of water pollution Water pollution with nutrients Wastewater is often contaminated with nutrients that, when released into the water, trigger the growth of weeds and algae. These plants, in turn, often clog filters, make the water unfit for drinking and consume large amounts of oxygen,…

P²AD Partnership News: March 2006

APRs Due April 17 | Call for Speakers | EPA Challenge Commitments | New ISO Standards | Free Assistance | Earth Day | Computers Needed for Donation | Smart Growth Award | Systems Thinking | Classes at GA Tech | Calendar WHAT’S NEWS APRs Due April 17 As mentioned in the February newsletter, beginning this year Partners are required to submit their facility’s annual performance report on-line. The deadline for APR submittal is April 17. Submit APR. Call for Speakers The Georgia Environmental Partnership (GEP) sponsors twice-yearly environmental network meetings…

P²AD Partnership News: February 2006

Upcoming Partner Events | APR Deadline Extended | Welcome New Partners | ATTN: Red & Blue Level Partners | Partner Benefits | More Opportunities for Assistance | Recognition Opportunities | Partners in the News | Other News | Calendar Upcoming Partner Events – Don’t Miss Out! What Every Partner Needs to Know About Completing Their Annual Performance Report P²AD will host a series of teleconferences in March on how to complete the new on-line APR. During the call, your Partner representative will go over the new form and be available…

P²AD Partnership News: January 2006

Welcome | January Partner Events | Partner Benefits | Free Energy Assessments | Program Changes | Recognition Opportunities | Partners in the News | Calendar Welcome Our Partnership is one mechanism to bring people and businesses in a community together to accomplish extraordinary things. Thank you for your commitment to our Program, for helping improve and protect the environment in our state and for your work toward achieving a sustainable Georgia. Remember this is your program. We are here to assist you, to recognize your accomplishments and to encourage you…

P²AD Partnership News: April 2006

CONTENTS Letter from the Manager APRs Due April 21 Open Enrollment Staff Changes Intro to PTrack Green Retreat Update Free Assistance Roundtable for Red and Blue Levels EPA Accepting Research Proposals Burn Ban and Air Quality Toolkits Classes at GA Tech Calendar LETTER FROM THE MANAGER In May I will leave P²AD to accept a new position within DNR. In the interim, I am working closely with the Partnership team to ensure a smooth transition. To provide for the continuity of the Program, I am pleased to announce the promotion…

Residential Construction Waste Demonstration Projects

As a part of its ongoing focus to reduce the construction and demolition portion of Georgia’s waste stream, P2AD is currently contracting with Southface (www.southface.org) to conduct two construction waste demonstration projects in the Longleaf Community, located near Phipps Plaza in Fulton County. The first project involves on-site separation of materials on the job site; the second project will entail land applying drywall. On-site separation of construction materials is not common practice in the Atlanta area due to smaller lot sizes which can’t accommodate containers/dumpsters, topography (sloped terrain), decrease in…

Residential Construction Waste Management Roundtable

Background The Department of Natural Resources’ Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P2AD) contracted with the National Association of Home Builders’ Research Center (NAHB) to perform a windshield assessment of Metro Atlanta residential construction waste management practices and to co-sponsor a roundtable discussion of residential construction waste management practices in the region. An assessment of waste management practices was conducted at four residential construction sites on September 8-9, 1998. In cooperation with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), NAHB and P2AD invited a group of stakeholders to participate in a roundtable…