JOED co-hosted a North Carolina East Alliance (NCEA)-led event last week at the Onslow County Government Center. The program included an overview of Pollution Prevention (P2) grant activities, NC Department of Environmental Quality services, animal waste to energy and heat efforts, and services available through the Small Business & Technology Development Center.

The workshop brought in over two dozen companies and public organizations from across eastern North Carolina. With a variety of experiences to discuss, there were multiple opportunities for the companies to connect and seek solutions to their P2 concerns. NCEA’s President & CEO John Chaffee remarked, “It was particularly gratifying to have a couple of food/beverage company representatives decide they wanted to immediately engage ECU faculty in assessing their operations to pursue modifications that would improve their efficiency and profitability. It’s really important that we address the needs of existing industry while recruiting new ones, and I know the JOED staff is fully committed to doing that in partnership with NCEast staff.”

The event is available for viewing at, compliments of Onslow County Media.