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: Monday, February 23, 2015 (12:00-1:30pm):
Moving Toward Sustainability: Sustainable and Effective Practices for Creating Your Water Utility Roadmap
This is the second in a series of webinars sponsored by EPA and water professional associations to highlight sustainable practices being implemented by leading utilities around the country. This webinar will focus on Operational Resiliency, with utility leaders from Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona speaking.
Topic 1: Moving Toward Sustainability: Sustainable and Effective Practices for Creating Your Water Utility Roadmap
Topic 2: Operational Resiliency

WBNR: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Maximizing Energy Efficiency: New Tools and Strategies
On this webinar, hosted by the Green Sports Alliance, we will hear two case studies of recent energy efficiency innovations at an NFL stadium and an NHL arena, and we will learn more about the NHL’s league-wide efforts to improve efficiency in all 30 of its venues via a new partnership with Constellation Energy.

WBNR: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Implementing the New Environmental Management System with its Risk-Based Thinking
This fall we will be introduced to the completely renovated ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system – the one with that “risk-based thinking.” The new approach to environmental management will facilitate the move from compliance and process improvement to a new focus on meeting organizational objectives over the long term (sounds a little like “sustainability”).

WBNR: Thursday, February 26, 2015 (12:00-2:00pm):
Milestone 2: Data Analysis, Creating and Implementing Waste Reduction Strategies
EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy is hosting a free four-part webinar series to guide users through the waste assessment and reduction process presented in the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit. All are welcome to participate. Check the P2RIC calendar for more dates in the series; Mar 26, Apr 23

WBNR: Thursday, February 26, 2015 (2:00-3:00pm):
Introduction to the State Electronics Challenge
The State Electronics Challenge is a national program, open free of charge any state, tribal, regional, or local government agency, as well as any K-12 school, college, university or non-profit organization. The SEC promotes environmental stewardship of computers, monitors, and imaging equipment — from purchasing green office equipment through power management, paper use reduction, and responsible end-of-life management — resulting in measurable reductions in energy, greenhouse gases, solid and hazardous waste, and associated costs.

WBNR: Thursday, March 5, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Making Plastic Greener Through Next Generation Polymers
In this presentation Dr. Marc Hillmyer will introduce the Center for Sustainable Polymers and give an overview of the current research portfolio aimed at the discovery of efficient and precision conversions of renewable raw materials into innovative polymeric products that outperform the current suite of non-sustainable polymers from performance, environmental, and cost perspectives.

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PDF Version: A look ahead Feb 20, 2015