DUE: Tuesday, June 25th: EPA Science for Sustainable and Healthy Tribes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on science for sustainable and healthy tribes. This solicitation is focused on research to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes. Potential Funding per Award: For a regular award, up to a total of $920,000, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years.
*Applications are due June 25, 2013
To learn more about this grant opportunities, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_tribal.html#APPLICATION
DUE: Tuesday, June 25th: National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, 2013
EPA is announcing a $9 million funding opportunity for the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The Program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.
*Applications are due June 25, 2013.
To register and find more about this grant opportunity, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgnational.htm#rfp
MTG: Tuesday, June 25th (7:30am-9:30am): Shifting Suburbs by Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development
This presentation highlights how eight suburban redevelopment projects tackled infrastructure challenges, and takes a look at how infrastructure was planned, funded and financed. From these case studies, the report distills winning strategies, stumbling blocks, and other lessons learned. Attendees will receive one complimentary copy of the publication. As America’s suburbs grow in more compact ways—with higher-density development clustered in nodes or along corridors and with increasing options for getting around without a car—rethinking and reworking infrastructure can be essential.
Speakersr: Rachel MacCleery, Martin Rivarola, Kirk Davis and Mike Smith
To register for the presentation, please visit: http://kansascity.uli.org/event/shifting-suburbs-reinventing-infrastructure-for-compact-development/
WBNR: Tuesday, June 25th (10:00am-11:00am): ISU Farm Energy Project
The Iowa State University (ISU) Farm Energy project, ISU Extension & Outreach, and the Iowa Energy Center will present a free farm energy efficiency webinar, which will provide an overview of ISU energy efficiency on-farm research, will present a swine ventilation fan maintenance, and will discuss opportunities of tractor fuel savings and field measurements.
Speakers: Mark Hanna, Jay Harmon, and Dana Peterson
To register for the webinar: http://www.iowaenergycenter.org/event/webinar-isu-farm-energy-project-presents-farm-energy-efficiency/
WBNR: Tuesday, June 25th (11:30am-1:00pm): Valuing “Stuff”: Innovative Ways to Better Understand Consumption, Materials, and the US Economy
This webinar is part of the EPA’s Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series designed to provide examples of communities around the US and internationally who are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and creating more sustainable patterns of consumption in their communities. Communities are expanding their traditional economic indicators of prosperity like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to a broader array of indicators that help them evaluate well-being. By registering for the webinar, attendees will learn how Maryland is using GPI as a supplement to other macroeconomic measures in policy and budget decision-making.
Speakers: Madalyn Cioci and Sean McGuire
To register for the webinar: http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/ECOCOMM.NSF/Climate+Change/value_webinar_062513
WBNR: Tuesday, June 25th (1:00pm-2:00pm): Tribal Green Casinos: Resort Amenities
One of our P2Rx regional partners, Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center, is sponsoring an upcoming webinar series focused on greening casinos. The focus of these webinars will be P2 efforts of tribal casinos and include topics related to energy efficiency in lighting and other applications, green building, solid waste and food recovery, indoor air quality, and green opportunities for resort amenities (e.g., golf courses, pools, and spas).
Organizers: Peaks to Prairies
To register for the webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/683217110
You can also register for this webinar by checking out the Events Calendar on SustainableLodging.org.
DUE: Thursday, June 27th: Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country
Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations and Tribal Consortia to install “community-scale” or “facility-scale” clean energy systems on Indian lands to provide electricity and/or heating and cooling for local use in tribal buildings. For purposes of this announcement, “clean energy systems” include “renewable energy systems” and “combined heat and power systems.” Projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are intended to reduce energy costs and increase energy security for Indian Tribes and tribal members.
*Applications are due June 27, 2013.
To find out more about grant opportunities, please follow the link provided below:
WBNR: Thursday, June 27th (12:30pm-2:00pm): Behavior Change for Promoting Energy Projects
The webinar examines the pivotal role of behavioral change in implementing sustainability projects, specifically the development of renewable energy projects and energy efficiency efforts at federal facilities. The webinar describes concrete steps to install large scale photovoltaic arrays, improved boiler efficiency, and procure energy efficient products.
Speakers: Christopher Payne and Don Morris
To register for the webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/776190082
How to access the calendars
P2RIC has made it easy to stay abreast of the P2 & sustainability activities of importance to technical assistance professionals in Region 7. Choose whatever method suits you (and your P2 & Sustainability Specialist friends) best. You can go to each site, or go to P2RIC.org, or even add the different information widgets to your own web site.
• Check the regional calendar, P2RIC.org/temp_cal/index.cfm (It’s the best in the country for current events.)
• Check the updates on Facebook.com/P2RIC (Get the P2 slant on sustainability posts.)
• The Fight Waste calendar is available in agenda form on the bottom right hand column at http://calendar.p2ric.org/