The Pollution Prevention Institute's vision is for a healthy Kansas environment that fosters equitable environmental sustainability and economic growth.


The Pollution Prevention Institute's mission is to protect public health and promote sustainability through environmental education and services to industry, institutions, and communities.

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program's mission is to help Kansas small businesses comply with environmental regulations and identify pollution prevention opportunities.

Statement of Environmental Commitment

Types of Assistance

The Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) is housed within the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. Started in 1989, PPI is dedicated to serving Kansas businesses and organizations in environmental and pollution prevention technical assistance. Entirely grant-funded, PPI provides a number of services:

Environmental regulations assistance

K-State PPI operates the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) whose goal is to assist small businesses (approximately 100 employees or fewer) with understanding and complying with environmental regulations.

Pollution prevention assistance

Funded through various grants from the EPA, KDHE, USDA, and Department of Energy, PPI serves as great resource for assisting in furthering your pollution prevention goals. Please call 800-578-8898 or email ksu-ppi@ksu.edu to discuss your needs and see how we might assist you.

Intern program

The PPI intern program pairs top-level engineering and environmental science students with Kansas business and industry. PPI recruits, hires, trains, and mentors interns who work on-site at the Kansas facility for 10 weeks during the summer.

In this webinar, Cris Brazil provides an overview of our successful intern program that has resulted in emission reductions of at least 233,557 MTCO2e, and savings of more than $22 million dollars through implemented P2 projects, documented in more than 100 case summaries.

Resources, training, and workshops

Each year, the K-State PPI hosts various webinars and workshops on specific environmental regulations and pollution prevention. PPI also develops and updates environmental tools and publications; all are located here on our website.

PPI Technical Assistance Map 2023


PPI staff photo

The Pollution Prevention Institute has full-time staff with a wide variety of expertise available to provide assistance. Learn more about our staff.


Summer internship positions

The P2 Intern Program is a nonregulatory, summer program designed to link top-level engineering and environmental sciences students with business and industry. Collaborations focus on projects to reduce energy use, emissions and wastes, benefiting the company bottom line and the Kansas environment. Learn more about the P2 Intern Program or apply to be an intern.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.