UMass Lowell Receives EPA Pollution Prevention Grant

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a NEC member, recently received an $80,000 Pollution Prevention Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)New England Regional Office.

The funds from the EPA will support the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell, which encourages food and beverage producers to reduce energy and water usage. The Center has also been studying sustainable toys and the connection between toxic chemicals and negative health effects.

“EPA is pleased to support these effective and well-designed projects with much-needed funding,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office. “Our Pollution Prevention Grants reduce pollution at its source, which is the best way to create a cleaner environment and sustainable economy.”

The New England Council congratulates UMass Lowell on receiving the grant and for working to develop ways to prevent pollution and encourage sustainability. Read more in the EPA press release.

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