P3 - Impact and Results



P3: Impact and Results


The impact of the P3 Program is shown in our threefold mission:
Outreach, Education and Savings.

OUTREACH
Impact of the P3 Program in outreach to Nebraska
1997-2012
Businesses assisted with new work
621
Businesses assisted with reassessment of previous work
187
Communities served
83

"The P3 Program has helped all sizes of Nebraska businesses achieve valuable environmental improvements. Its influence is felt in all parts of the state from Scottsbluff to Nebraska City."

Joe Francis, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality


EDUCATION
Impact of P3 Program in pollution prevention (P2) education
1997-2012
Student interns educated in P2
221
Citizens educated in P2
13,735
Newspaper articles and TV/radio broadcasts concerning P2
96

"Getting people to understand the concepts of pollution prevention is key to implementing this important environmental ethic. The P3 Program not only carries the message to Nebraska communities, but the students continue to employ P2 in their future careers."

Dr. Bruce Dvorak, UNL


SAVINGS
POTENTIAL IMPACT based on original assistance 1997-2012
ACTUAL IMPACT
based on reassessments
2001-2012 assisted
Businesses assisted
621
187
% of all suggestions implemented
--
40%
% of clients implementing at least one suggestion
--
79%
Cost savings
$19,523,861
$1,462,990
Solid waste diverted from landfills (lbs.)
211,985,687
20,266,543
Hazardous waste/materials reduced (lbs.)
2,190,229
1,382,171
Total energy use reduced (therms)
253,678,419
343,778
Water use reduced (millions gals)
1,472
17

"When you see results time and again - real dollar savings and waste reduction in real businesses - you become convinced of the benefits of pollution prevention."

Doug Youngblood, Former P3 Intern

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