DUE: Monday, July 1st: National P2 Roundtable 2013 MVP2 Awards
The MVP2 Project/Program Awards, P2 Champion, and Best P2 Multimedia Awards are open to all stakeholders (all levels of government, industry, non-profits, etc.). The awards are designed to recognize outstanding and innovative P2 projects/programs. As in years past, awards are judged on the following five broad criteria: innovation, measurable results, transferability, commitment, and optimization of avail-able project resources.
*Applications are due July 1, 2013
Guidelines and criteria can be found on the NPPR website: http://www.p2.org/mvp2-awards/

WBNR: Tuesday, July 7th (1:00am-2:15am): Safer Alternatives to Copper Antifouling Paints “The Shell Game Must Stop!”
Find out about the newly published results of an EPA-funded study that identifies the newest paints and application methods for creating a cleaner, safer marine environment. To identify, test, demonstrate and promote the use of safer, innovative non-biocide alternatives to copper antifouling coatings, EPA awarded a grant to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Many of the results are transferable to other marinas in the country.
Presenter: Dr. Katy Wolf
To register for the webinar, please visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/980758578

WBNR: Tuesday, July 16th (9:30am-11:00am): Modeling a Life Cycle Approach to Solid Waste Management and Recycled Content Materials
This webinar will provide an overview and demonstrate tools to model and calculate the benefits of alternative end of life waste management comparisons, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption associated with purchasing and manufacturing activities using baseline and alternate recycled content scenarios. The webinar will be hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and features a presentation by the U.S. EPA, and Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.
To register for the webinar, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432224296

WBNR: Wednesday, July 17th (12:00pm-1:00pm): Data Centers – The Last Frontier of Energy Efficiency
The Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency organizes a webinar that will define the data center energy efficiency opportunity and discuss strategies to realize savings. Strategic approaches and specific measures will be covered along with case studies and lessons learned from the field. The webinar will start with the basics and move towards the advanced technologies that are delivering deep energy savings.
Presenter: Geoff Overland
To register for the webinar, please visit:

WBNR: Wednesday, July 17th (12:00pm-1:00pm): Ensuring Optimal Indoor Air Quality for Players, Fans, and Staff
There are few things that more directly affect our health than the quality of the air we breathe, whether we are outside or inside our homes, offices, or other buildings. Optimal indoor air quality (IAQ) not only protects all venue visitors and staff from adverse health effects, it ensures that athletes’ performance and health will not be compromised by airborne pollutants during training and competition.
Presenters: Stephen Ashkin and Steve Levine, Alan France and Roger McFadden
To register for the webinar, please visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/373364270

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/