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

MTG: Wednesday-Friday, November 13th-15th: 6th Annual Nebraska Wind Conference: Harvesting Nebraska’s Potential
The program for the sixth annual Nebraska Wind Conference features well-known national and local experts in the wind and solar energy fields. Attendees will hear from the candidates for Nebraska governor, as well as state senators, about the impact of wind on Nebraska’s economy and future. The Chief Executive Officers of Nebraska Public Power District, Omaha Public Power District and Lincoln Electric System will participate in a panel to discuss their perspectives on the future of renewable energy in Nebraska.
Key speakers: Dave Heineman, Lydia Brasch, Ken Haar and more.
To register and find additional information about the event, please visit:

MTG: Wednesday, November 13th (11:00am-12:00pm): Farm energy group to tour robotic milking facility
The statewide Farm Energy Working Group will meet to tour the new robotic milking facility, hear about federal farm energy programs, and learn about the Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) Energy Cooperators program. Winneshiek Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) staff members will discuss the Energy Initiative for Farmstead and Landscape. NRCS is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Speaker: Liz Kolbe
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WBNR: Thursday, November 14th (11:00am-12:00pm): P2 Intern Program Webinar
A dozen or more states across our NPPR membership host P2 summer intern programs. These non-regulatory programs are designed to link top-level engineering and environmental sciences students with business and industry. The “win-win” opportunities give students real-world experience, resulting in reduced energy use, emissions and wastes, which in turn benefit a company’s bottom line as well as the state’s environment.Speakers: Rick Yoder, Mickey Harrison, Susan Brown, Carol Meyer and others.
Keynote speakers: Steve Brachman, Nancy Larson and Danielle Dilks
To register, please click on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6498044804677453826

MTG: Monday-Wednesday, November 18th-20th: Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference
The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference 2013 is the premier event focused on understanding behavior and decision-making with respect to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. Annually, 700 participants come together to share new research, discuss innovative policy and program strategies, build networks, and find potential partners for collaboration.
To register and find additional information about the event, please visit: http://beccconference.org/

WBNR: Tuesday, November 19th (11:00am-12:00pm): Solvents (formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, acetone etc.)
You are invited to join our series of half-hour webinars about six classes of chemicals which contain harmful substances found in consumer products. Out of many thousands of untested chemicals, we focus on a small number which we know are problematic. Save the dates listed below and join us to discover the properties of chemicals in the six classes, ask, “Do we need them?” and explore safer green chemistry alternatives.
Presenter: Liz Harriman
To register, please click on the following link: http://ow.ly/qKLC6

WBNR: Tuesday, November 19th (1:30pm-2:30pm): Greening Kentucky’s Community Colleges
Learn about the effort to implement sustainability plans at all of Kentucky’s community and technical colleges called Green+.  Great stuff is happening in Kentucky!
Speakers: Billie Hardin and other KCTCS Sustainability Leadership personnel.
To register, please click on the following link: http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/events/webinars/index.html

WBNR: Wednesday, November 20th (9:30am-10:30am): Innovations in Transportation for Sports Events
For sporting events to be successful, it is essential that fans are able to get to the game quickly and safely. In this time of changing city landscapes and environmental considerations, alternative transportation solutions are becoming more necessary, and abundant. This webinar will explore integrating transportation management planning, understanding fan and employee transportation options, and creating innovative incentive and revenue generation programs to reduce the environmental impact of transportation—building on the productive “Getting to the Game” roundtable session at the 2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit.
Speakers: Ken Puckett, Brandon C. Smith, Amy Lopez etc.
To register please visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/117152222

WBNR: Thursday, November 21st (1:00pm-2:00pm): Engineering for the Developing World
Designing and distributing successful, appropriate technologies for the developing world presents great challenges for engineers. In this event, two of the premier experts in the field of engineering for the developing world identify these challenges and discuss their successful solutions.
Speaker: Dr. Nathan Johnson
To register please visit: http://ow.ly/qk8kZ

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/