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, March 10, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Making the Case for Sustainability
Patti Olenick from Weis Markets will be introducing the Food Marketing Institute Sustainability Executive Committee’s toolkit for making the case for sustainability.
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: Thursday, March 12, 2015 (1:00-3:00pm):
EPA’ SMM Web Academy – Wasted Food to Energy
This webinar will bring together plant operators, utility management, engineering consultants, project developers, regulators, and academics interested in learning about how co-digestion is helping Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs) become “energy neutral” and even “energy positive” through a combination of energy efficiency measures and the addition of outside organic wastes.

WBNR: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Grants Award Process
The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. Registration is required and is limited.

WBNR: Thursday, March 19, 2015 (12:00-1:30pm):
Reducing Wasted Food: How Packaging Can Help
The USDA and other groups estimate that 40 percent of food purchased in the United States for home and institutional use is thrown away. The amount of this waste is staggering: 36 million tons, worth $162 billion. Of this, two-thirds is due to spoilage, and the remainder is due to incorrect portion control. Packaging plays important roles in reducing these numbers, and our speakers will explain how it does so today, and what’s in store for the future.

WBNR: Thursday, March 19, 2015 (12:15-2:00pm):
Spring “Cleaning” – Innovative Energy Solutions
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present an introduction into its unique research-based capabilities across a wide spectrum of renewable energy and energy efficiency focus areas.

CONF: Saturday, March 21, 2015 (8:00-1:00pm):
God, Creation, and Climate Conference
If you are curious about climate change and how it relates to your faith or spiritual practice, join us. If you are troubled by climate change and want to get more involved in working for solutions, join us. If you are a spiritual seeker who cares deeply about our natural world and wants to find like-minded people in your community, join us. Together, we can find hopeful solutions for our world.

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.

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