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GLRPPR is a professional organization dedicated to promoting information exchange and networking to P2 professionals in the Great Lakes regions of the United States and Canada.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about GLRPPR, please contact:

Laura Barnes, Executive Director

Mission and Charter

  • 2005/2006 Scope of Work - The 2005/2006 scope of work for the GLRPPR program.
  • GLRPPR Survey Summary - In 2004, a survey about GLRPPR was put up on the website for anyone to take. The results of the survey can be found in the summary.

The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) formalized by drafting of a mission and charter statement in 1994. The statement ensures information sharing, issue discussion and program development among member organizations to be primary goals. Funding to support GLRPPR's Executive Director and member services is provided by USEPA Region 5.

Organizational Plan
This document is currently being updated and will reflect the outcomes of the 2006 GLRPPR Strategy Meeting.


GLRPPR offers a membership program that is free and open to anybody. Current membership organizational affiliations include state and local environmental and business development agencies, industry and associations, labor unions, environmental advocacy groups, nonprofit research centers, academia, technical assistance providers and federal agency programs with a Great Lakes pollution prevention focus.


GLRPPR meets for a two day conference twice per year. While both meetings serve to share information, discuss issues and allow program development, the two have slightly different focuses. The winter meeting occurs at the USEPA Region 5 offices in Chicago, Illinois and focuses on Issue Discussion and Workgroup Activities. The summer meeting is held in one of our member states. The format is conference oriented and is used to showcase state P2 activities and provide an opportunity for local and state participants to meet.

Steering Committee

The steering committee directs the Roundtable efforts; provides continuity, guidance, and a commitment to meeting the Roundtable goals; and actively seeks to represent the membership. The steering committee is composed of twelve members. Committee members serve two years terms, with six of the members being chosen in each year.

Regional Measurement Task Force

This task force will seek to understand how programs in GLRPPR currently measure P2 progress in their states - at the program and statewide levels. We will also evaluate how others measure P2 results and how we can adopt methods to improve the quality of those results and report more similar results. This Task Force will also identify resource limitations and difference between programs and state frameworks. The GLRPPR Steering Committee will determine who from Region 5 will represent the GLRPPR at the national level. Deb Jacobson will represent GLRPPR to the P2Rx project which is expected to have a key role in developing measurement tools and reporting systems.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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