EPA funding goes to “green” supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels

April 5, 2012 by  

The US Environmental Protection Agency has decided to award over $400,000 worth of grants to NJ and New York businesses. This money is earmarked to help fund projects that protect the environment and the health of employees and consumers.

The EPA has stated that they believe pollution prevention is one of the most important tasks when it comes to protecting the environment. The EPA grants will allow businesses, schools, and state agencies to identify and reduce the use of toxic materials. The funding will also enable them to save power, protect the health of employees and consumers, as well as eliminate waste at the source.

This funding will go to a number of businesses in New York and New Jersey. Some grant recipients will be located in areas like Berlin, while others will be in more populated areas such as Manhattan.

While this money will help the EPA and the environment, it will also improve the public image of numerous businesses. Once the environmental changes have been made to business processes, the companies involved can advertise them to potential clients. For example, a hotel could use printing services to add information about their commitment to the environment on promotional material. As more and more consumers are concerned about the impact of their actions on the environment, this could draw in new customers. Once the brochure or flyer printing has been completed, the advertisements could be placed at the offices of travel agents or at the local visitor center.