Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals. This bulletin is posted every two weeks. For the most current information check out the P2RIC calendar at!

WBNR: Tuesday, July 15th (1:00pm-2:00pm)
: Tracking in Action – Using the Tracking Network to Promote Health and Prevent Disease
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is operated by the Environmental Health Tracking Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and environmental hazard information and data obtained from a variety of national, state, and city sources. It presents what is known about where environmental hazards exist, where people are exposed to hazards, and how targeted action can protect health, reduce illness, and save lives. Data from the Tracking Network can be used in various public health specialties including chronic disease prevention.

This webinar is the second in the “Tracking in Action” webinar series facilitated by NACDD with CDC subject matter expertise.  In addition to increasing the awareness and use of the Tracking Network, the webinar series will feature new state success stories that highlight the role of grantee tracking programs and the impact of using the Tracking Network data in various capacities around the country.

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WBNR: Wednesday, July 16th (12:00pm-1:00pm): Water: Strategies around Efficiency, Restoration and Drinking Water
Among sports greening initiatives, efforts around water are often overshadowed by more visible efforts around recycling/composting, fan engagement, and energy efficiency and renewables. However, large swaths of North America have experienced record drought in the last several years, and water scarcity issues come into even greater focus as the summer heats up. While water issues (and prices) vary greatly by region, there are strategies that are broadly applicable to reduce consumption, waste, and monthly bills.

On this webinar, we will start with a “state of the state” assessment of fresh water in North America, and learn more about innovative ways to support restoration of depleted water sources. We will then hear two case studies: water conservation and efficiency efforts at a major NFL Stadium, and an innovative approach to drinking water—sans bottled water—at a large, temporary spectator sports event. We hope you can join us to learn more!

Speakers include: Val Fishman, Henry Rzemieniewski, Jill Savery

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WBNR: Thursday, July 17th (12:00pm-1:15pm): A Zero Waste community is not built by government alone
Getting to “Zero Waste or darn near” requires both the support of the local government and strong citizen engagement. It is not just a process of government planning, but rather a collaborative process where citizens push for a Zero Waste goal and help prioritize Zero Waste actions and strategies based on community needs. It is the partnership between these two “community-minded groups” that together makes immediate and long-term change possible.

Learn more about working with both groups to leverage change and navigate the best path forward for your community.

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WBNR: Thursday, July 17th (2:00pm-3:00pm): Purchasing and Office Practices
Part 3 of our webinar series “Greening Local Government,” designed for local governments, highlighting case studies from communities working towards resource efficiency, energy conservation and economic savings. As funding for the Greening Local Government project came from an EPA Region 8 grant, our case studies come from states in this geographic region. However, this 2014 Greening Local Government webinar series is free and open to local governments across the nation.

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EVNT: Saturday, July 19th: Kansas State Annual Dialog on Sustainability – Communication and Sustainability: How to Communicate Effectively to Advance Sustainability Initiatives
We invite individuals, communities, and organizations to come prepared to share input, ideas, and information. In addition to the presentations and dialog, there will be displays, posters, exhibits and more. Lunch will be provided.

Where: Rathbone and Fielder Halls, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Speakers include: Myles Alexander, Sharon Ashworth, Gary Brase, Jason Brody, David Carter, Larry Erickson, Huston Gibson, Rachel Krause, Bradley Lane, Jean Waters, K. Meghan Wieters

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EVNT: Monday, July 21st – Wednesday, July 23rd: Green Sports Alliance Summit
The Green Sports Alliance Summit serves as a platform for the sports community to unite around sustainability.
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