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TURI Offers Grant to Develop Environmental Management System


LOWELL - The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is offering a matching grant up to $15,000 to a Massachusetts company seeking to develop an environmental management system (EMS).  

Companies interested in developing, implementing and sharing the knowledge gained about environmental management systems with other companies should apply for the matching grant before Aug. 19.  This year's successful applicant will have a strong commitment to being sustainable, and will incorporate sustainability reporting into its EMS and workgroup activities. 

Opportunities are also available for companies to participate as members of the EMS Workgroup that will meet monthly for six months starting in January 2006. 

'The TURI Peer Work Group session presented an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and to learn from each other how we each focus our EMS and requirements. We were able to share a lot of experiences from our different businesses,' said Jeffrey Collins, Solutia, Inc., 2005 matching grant recipient and host of the EMS Workgroup.

To download the request for proposal, please visit  For more information, contact Pam Civie at TURI, 978-934-3142 or

About the Toxics Use Reduction Institute 

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell provides the resources and tools to help Massachusetts companies and communities make the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work.  Established by the State's Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989, TURI provides research, training, technical support, laboratory services and grant programs to reduce the use of toxic chemicals while enhancing the economic competitiveness of businesses.  Visit for more information.

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