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The EFC is diving into 2022!

A Note from the Director

In 2022, we plan to make a big splash with our innovative and meaningful projects. We are jumping into important topics like drinking water safety, utility rates and finance, food waste, household hazardous waste, infrastructure investments, sustainable materials management, community sustainability and much more. This year we will increase focus on environmental justice and equity by reaching out to support traditionally underserved communities in their economic and environmental goals.

Our staff has plunged into developing an EFC Strategic Plan that will take the Center to new heights. We hope that you come alongside us, like pairs divers, and together we can take giant strides to enhance environmental and financial health in communities across the Midwest and nationwide.

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Who We Are

The costs of environmental services, programs and infrastructure continue to rise. At the same time, the individuals, communities and governments tasked with paying for environmental protection are experiencing significant financial burdens. The WSU Environmental Finance Center (EFC), housed within the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, is one of 10 Environmental Finance Centers located across the country that provide communities with professional training, technical assistance and applied research to bolster efforts to manage the costs of environmental protection for the public.

What We Do

Our projects leverage federal and state funds to provide three primary services: professional training, applied research and technical assistance. Learn more about our work in our 2020 Annual Report.

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