WBNR: Tuesday, July 23rd (12:00pm-1:30pm): Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Launch
This 90-minute webcast will mark the official launch of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.  This new group aims to solve the biggest obstacle to sustainable institutional purchasing: a lack of standardization in how sustainable purchasing is defined, guided, measured and rewarded. The webcast will feature a panel of leaders from a variety of sectors talking about the organization, its initial projects and how to get involved.
Moderator: Joel Makower
Speakers: Kevin Lyons, Yalmaz Siddiqui, Jason Pearson, Alison Kinn Bennett, Anastasia O’Rourke, Chris O’Brien, David Asiello
To register, please click the following link: http://info.greenbiz.com/07232013-SPCWebcast.html?src=AU

WBNR: Tuesday, July 23rd (1:00pm-2:00pm): Integrated Process for a Sustainable Campus
Taking a honest look at the integrated process in action for campus sustainability, panelists will discuss how institutions can best create a supportive community in pursuit of its sustainability goals. Looking at specific instances of how this has (and hasn¹t) worked, panelists will address sustainability frameworks such as the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, USGBC’s LEED green building rating system, and AASHE STARS as applied to areas such as curriculum, facilities and campus culture.
To register for the webinar, please visit: http://ow.ly/mdLoF

WBNR: Tuesday, July 23rd (2:00pm-3:00pm): Integrated Pest Management: Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides
Children in the United States continue to face risks arising from exposure to pests and pesticides in school settings. School IPM is an approach to managing pests that schools can use to reduce pest and pesticide risk for students and staff. EPA’s recently-released Strategic and Implementation Plans for School IPM demonstrate how the EPA will promote the goal that all of the nation’s children be covered by a verifiable and ongoing school IPM program.
To register for the webinar, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/527084553

DUE: Monday, July 29th: EPA School Integrated Pest Management Grants
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) announces the availability of approximately $700,000 for assistance agreements to further, through research, development, monitoring, public education, training, demonstrations, or studies, the adoption of verifiable integrated pest management (IPM) by the nation’s kindergarten to 12th grade public and tribal schools.PM is a sustainable approach to managing pests that combines biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.
*Applications are due July 29, 2013
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How to access the calendars
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