Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals. This bulletin is posted every two weeks.

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WBNR: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (11:30-1:00pm):
Food: Too Good to Waste – Success and Lessons from Cities
West Coast Climate Forum Co-Lead Ashley Zanolli will provide brief background of the toolkit and its current status as a tool of EPA’s national Sustainable Food Management (SFM) program and Food Recovery Challenge. Viki Sonntag, the lead researcher for FTGTW, will present recent findings from an evaluation of the projects. Finally, representatives from three of the different projects will share stories about their experiences using the toolkit, approaches to soliciting community member involvement, and lessons learned that will inform future projects.

WBNR: Thursday, February 12, 2015 (12:00-1:30pm):
Recycling Right: Tactics and Tools for Effective Residential Outreach (Part TWO)
We all know the importance of solid recycling communication, but given limited budgets and the rise of technology, how do you organize and prioritize your education and outreach plan? What about social media? What works best, and where should you focus resources first? This webinar will investigate best practice approaches, review campaigns that work, and leave you with practical approaches for fine tuning recycling education in your community.

WBNR: Thursday, February 12, 2015 (1:00-2:30pm):
Connecting Rural HHW Program Managers to Manufacturer-Funded Take-Back Programs
In the first webinar in our series on product stewardship solutions in rural areas, we will introduce HHW program managers, contractors, and local government officials to manufacturer-funded take-back programs that help maximize environmental performance while minimizing costs. We will focus on mercury-containing thermostats, auto switches, and rechargeable batteries. We will also examine manufacturer-funded take-back programs for tires, which — while not technically HHW — are still considerably costly to manage.

CALL: Friday, February 13, 2015 (10:00-11:00am):
P2R7 Bi-Monthly Roundtable Conference Call
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United States (Long distance): +1 (312) 757-3121   Access Code: 884-063-429
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WBNR: Thursday, February 19, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Trends and Experiences with Climate-Friendly Refrigeration Technology Outside the United States
Nina Masson from Shecco will be leading a presentation on climate-friendly refrigeration technologies used in supermarkets outside the United States. The webinar will include descriptions of refrigeration technology trends in different countries and regions, and will provide information on select companies’ use of certain refrigeration system types.

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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.

PDF Version: A look ahead Feb 6, 2015