The GreenWrench Technical Assistance Program (GreenWrench) provides free pollution prevention guidance and training to District of Columbia automotive mechanics and auto body shops.
There are four ways shops can choose to be involved in the GreenWrench program, and they can sign up for as many or as few ways as they would like. The program’s goal is to provide businesses with compliance assistance for environmental regulations, protect the environment and improve its participants’ bottom lines.
DOEE offers four ways to participate in GreenWrench:
Technical Assistance Visits — Receive free technical assistance with a customized pollution plan, training and troubleshooting with confidential in-person visits by the GreenWrench consulting team.
Workshops — Learn from and ask questions of government inspectors about how to comply with local and Federal regulations.
Newsletter — Find tips and tricks for reducing pollution, as well as new technologies and case studies on local shops in the GreenWrench Toolbox newsletter.
GreenWrench Certification — Apply to become GreenWrench-certified by accomplishing your pollution prevention goals and showing progress on improvements to your shop. Advertise to customers that your facility meets rigorous environmental standards.
Benefits of Joining
- Save money with strategies that protect the environment
- Receive complimentary onsite consultations and training
- Learn how to protect yourself from harmful substances
- Fit pollution prevention into YOUR schedule
- Attract environmentally conscious car owners
Cost: Free to all registered participants
Languages Offered: English, Spanish (Español), and Amharic (አማርኛ)
Sign up: Register and learn more about GreenWrench at doee.dc.gov/service/greenwrench or by calling 202-645-4231
This voluntary program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and is offered free of charge for all participants.
Auto body shops can save money while protecting our community, the air we breathe and our water. Sign up today.
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