DUE: Thursday, August 1st: Round 2 of Sustainable Dubuque Community Grants
Round two of the Sustainable Dubuque Community Grant is now available for community organizations and passionate residents. Grant maximum is $2,500.  The grant application is intended to be simple: (1) Pick a sustainability principle(s), (2) Make project educational and/or engaging, and (3) Tell the story of how you are impacting the community. The intentions of the grant program as defined by the Sustainable Dubuque Collaboration are to demonstrate that anyone can be involved in the Sustainable Dubuque initiative and to reach out to a diverse set of community partners, including nonprofits, businesses, neighborhood associations and individuals to impact the community.
*Applications due August 1, 2013
To register and find additional information about grant opportunities, please visit:

WBNR: Thursday, August 1st (12:30pm-2:00pm): Goal-Based Contracting for Energy Efficient Buildings
Each month the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) hosts its FEMP First Thursday Seminar in which leading experts address topics of interest to energy and environmental professionals. This webinar will share ways to implement performance-based contracts that achieve high-performance buildings with low energy profiles. Attendees will learn about upfront contract provisions that lead to measurable performance benchmarks in building construction and operations.
Presenters: Jason Koman
To register for the webinar, please visit: http://ow.ly/mNOat

MTG: Wednesday, August 7th (8:00am-3:00pm): Sustainable Facilities SSC Workshop
This workshop will provide information about sustainable and cost-saving practices unique to congregations. During the workshop will be presented success stories about how three congregations saved dollars and energy. Also, attendees will find out more about the tap hidden savings throughout sustainability and facility water use, five ways to maintain and maximize the life of roofs etc.
Speakers: Rick Yoder, Mickey Harrison, Susan Brown, Carol Meyer and others.
To register, please click on the following link: http://ssckc.givezooks.com/events/greening-your-facilities-workshop

EVNT: Tuesday/Wednesday, August 13th/14th (9:30am-5:00pm) and Thursday 15th (7:30am-2:30pm): 2013 Kansas Environmental Conference
The 2013 environmental conference, hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Environment, will provide updates on environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information and pollution prevention. Anyone interested in environmental regulations, pollution prevention, or the status of the environment in Kansas is invited to attend.
To register: https://www.accesskansas.org/ssrv-kanpayxpr/services/BEFS/KEC11PRe18/additionalInformation.html

WBNR: Wednesday, August 14th (12:00pm-1:00pm): IAEE Building Operator Certification® Program
Learn about the Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program and what it has to offer.  BOC covers a variety of building management technologies, but the emphasis is to recognize practical, no-cost/low-cost solutions, working with existing building systems, to improve energy performance. BOC also trains O&M staff to develop a preventive maintenance program that improves the building environment and prolongs equipment life.
Presenter: Eric Roach
To register for the webinar, please visit: http://www.iowaenergy.org/

WBNR: Monday, August 19th (12:00pm-1:00pm): Irrigation Efficiency – Integrated Data Reporting for Decision Support Solutions
There is currently no integrated irrigation decision support solution with a common platform of data reporting and a clear set of recommended actions. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is working to achieve agricultural water, energy, and economic enhancement through 20% irrigation efficiency by 2020 by utilizing an integrated management solution.
Speaker: Lori Rhodig
To register for the webinar, please visit: http://ow.ly/mmWET

WBNR: Tuesday, August 20th (2:00pm-3:00pm): Current Issues in Chemical Management, Best Practices for Schools and Districts
Facilities managers, custodial staff, administrators, teachers, and students all play critical roles in reducing health risks and preventing accidents associated with use of chemicals in schools. This Sensible Steps webinar provides a current look at best chemical management practices and outlines sensible ways to make those practices part of a comprehensive school environmental health plan.
To register for the webinar, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/537317145

MTG: Saturday, August 24th (9:30am-12:00pm): Electronic-Waste Recycling
Sustainability Sanctuary Coalition (SSC) in collaboration with Goodwill Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, will provide updates on electronic-waste recycling. Anyone interested in safely disposal of old electronics in Kansas is invited to attend.
Location: Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village

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/