P2RIC is now looking ahead for new sustainability events. Have a look and see what is happening around the region.

EVNT: Friday, October 10th (8:30pm-4:00pm): Iowa Environmental Council Annual Conference (Des Moines)
The Iowa Environmental Council will explore new ways to build momentum for clean water, clean energy, and a healthy environment during its annual conference “At the Tipping Point”. National freshwater restoration expert Joe Whitworth leads a day of speakers and networking focused on making measurable progress for clean water in Iowa as well as building on the state’s national leadership in wind energy by expanding use of solar energy.
Discounted registration is available to Council members and students. For more information or to register now go to:  www.iaenvironment.org or call 515-244-1194, extension 210.

WBNR: Tuesday, October 15th (1:30pm-2:30pm): Sustainable Procurement: Issues and Case Studies
How does one implement a sustainable procurement policy? What assistance can outside organizations provide in doing so? How can tracking purchases help colleges track GHGs? The presenters listed below will help answer these questions. Speakers: Andrea Desimone, Sam Hummel, and Erin Stanforth
Registration is required and can be done in advance at: http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/events/webinars/index.html

Tuesday/Wednesday, October 15th/16th  (7:30am-6pm), Thursday, October 17th (8:00am-12:00pm): Tools For Groundwater Sustainability
The 2013 Groundwater Foundation National Conference will provide resources, tools and knowledge for citizens and community leaders to get involved in practices which lead to groundwater sustainability. The conference will offer traditional presentations, networking opportunities, and optional workshops and tours.
Speakers: Jay Beaumont, Alys Brockway, Tim McLelland and more
To register online go to: https://groundwaterorg.presencehost.net/conference.html
For questions please contact Conference Chair Cindy Kreifels at 402-434-2740 ext. 103 or email ckreifels@groundwater.org.

EVNT: Wednesday/Thursday, October 16th/17th (8:00am-5:00pm): Essentials for Healthy Home Practitioner Course
If you visit homes to provide health or inspection services of any type, you will benefit from the Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Course. The training will help you understand the connection between health and housing; and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. Course participants will have a better understanding of how to collaborate to make healthy homes a reality in their community.
To find more about learning objectives and agenda, please go to: http://www.nchh.org/Training/HealthyHomesTrainingCenter/TrainingCourses/Essentials.aspx

WBNR: Wednesday, October 16th (1:00pm-2:30pm): U.S. EPA’s new National Stormwater Calculator
This webcast will introduce you to U.S. EPA’s new National Stormwater Calculator. This new calculator is designed for property owners, developers, landscapers and urban planners. It can help users decide which stormwater management practices to install. The desktop application allows users to estimate the amount of stormwater runoff from a site using different practices such as a rain garden or a green roof. The tool uses local soil conditions, slope, land cover and historical rainfall records.
Speaker: Tamara Mittman
To register for the webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/363284666
The webcast presentation slides will be posted in advance at www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts

MTG: Thursday/Friday, October 17th/18th (8:00am-4:00pm): Community Indicators Consortium
Community Indicators Consortium is excited to invite you to participate in our international summit in the field of indicators practice and research. With inspiring keynote speakers and over 60 experts and professionals involved in pinpointing, diagnosing, and turning around trends, Impact Summit 2013 will focus on the twin challenges of documenting widening social gaps and disparities and seeking opportunities to advance equity in our communities.
Speakers: John Bracken, Susana Vasquez, Munir Sheikh and more.
To register and find more about the event, please visit: http://www.communityindicators.net/2013chicago

WBNR: Thursday, October 17th (1:00pm-2:00pm): Help Small and Medium Sized Companies Benefit from the Resources at DOE Federal Labs
This webinar is brought to you by the Department of Energy, the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Small Business Administration, the Economic Development Administration and the Department of Labor. You will hear from 6 (not 5!) DOE Federal Labs across the country telling their secrets to a successful engagement with their Lab. Also, will learn how to work with the federal labs in order to help the SMEs in your region, what are the technology transfer pathways from the Federal Labs to Industries, why federal labs value working with SMEs and other.
To join the webinar: http://ow.ly/pttqK
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://mep-nist.webex.com/mep-nist/j.php?

MTG: Friday, October 18th (10:00am-3:00pm): Iowa Climate Science Educators Forum
The 2013 Iowa Climate Science Educators’ Forum will be an opportunity for researchers and instructors in climate and climate-impacted fields to discuss the latest climate change impacts in Iowa, learn about predicted future changes in the state, and have an opportunity to ask questions and network with Iowa public and private college and university science leaders.
Speakers Include: Jean Goodwin, Witold Krajewski,Christopher J. Anderson,Gene Takle,Jerry Schnoor,Greg Carmichael,and David Courard-Hauri.
To register please go to: http://artsci.drake.edu/ensp/node/42

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/