A Look ahead Nov 28, 2014

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 P2RIC.org or look us up on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!

WBNR: Thursday, December 4, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm):
Sustainability Planning and Climate Change Considerations
Planning for climate change – mitigation and adaptation are both necessary for our future. This presentation addresses these issues providing ideas and concepts that need to be incorporated into our sustainability plans, ensuring our efforts are effective, persistent, and adaptable to future surprises. This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.

WBNR: Thursday, December 4, 2014 (1:00-2:00pm):
Salvaging Carbon Dioxide: Finding Value Beyond the Smokestack
Carbon dioxide doesn’t need to be a dirty word. Join Sam Rushing from Advanced Cryogenics as he explores some of the commercial applications that can exist for recaptured CO2, including industrial cleaning, fumigation and supercritical extraction. He will also examine the growing market for these services.

EVNT: Monday, December 8, 2014 (5:30-7:00pm):
Nebraska Conservation Summit
The Nebraska Conservation Summit will bring together clean energy advocates from around the state to strategize how we can move Nebraska towards clean, renewable energy. This is a great opportunity for those of us who care about Nebraska’s environmental future to hear from leading clean energy experts, gain valuable information about new policies and meet other Nebraskans who are dedicated to moving Nebraska into a clean energy future. Please note there is a fee for this event

WBNR: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (1:00-2:00pm):
Initial Results from Evaluating the IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide Using Copper Boat Data
This webinar is part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program 2014 Fall Webinar Series

This webinar series provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about chemical hazard identification and tools for safer chemistry alternatives. Presenters represent industry, nonprofit, academia, and technical assistance providers. The webinars will share successful practices and tools as well as chemical specific transition strategies. Information will be presented on safer chemistry innovations, case studies, tools, policy initiatives, and supply chain opportunities.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (1:00-2:00pm):
Supermarket Experiences with the Manomet Center’s Grocery Stewardship Certification
Please join us for a GreenChill webinar on Tuesday, December 9 at 2pm Eastern. The webinar will focus on the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) developed by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. The webinar will describe the unique approach the GSC takes to enhance operational sustainability at grocery stores. Retailers moving towards more sustainable practices need to rally and enthuse employees in this endeavor. The GSC provides the vital link that retailers need in managing for sustainability at the store level.

For audio:

  1. Call the toll free call-in number: 1-866-299-3188 (706-758-1822 from outside the U.S.)
  2. Use Conference Code: 202 343 9185#

WBNR: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (11:00-12:00pm):
An Introduction to the Zero Waste Connection
The Zero Waste Connection is a professional social network of zero waste program managers and staff from the federal, state, and local programs, as well as independent experts. Its goals are:

  • Promote P2 and sustainability as the preferred methods of achieving zero waste
  • Provide forums for zero waste professionals to share information on program development and implementation
  • Foster innovation in zero waste programs through the exchange of ideas in real time
  • Increase the adoption of zero waste practices among practitioners
  • Increase awareness of zero waste opportunities and resources

For more pollution prevention information check out these two great resources!

P2 Success Stories and Case Study database: Add your story or see what others have done. Search for information by industry, process, waste reduced, company, state, or year.

P2 InfoHouse: This is a searchable online collection of more than 50,000 pollution prevention related publications, fact sheets, case studies and technical reports. It’s the largest single electronic resource for P2 information in the country.