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: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (11:30-1:00pm):
Community Based Social Marketing: Achieving Sustained Behavior Change
Join community-based social marketing (CBSM) expert Amanda Godwin from Colehour + Cohen to learn how to implement CBSM techniques and achieve sustained behavior change within communities. The webinar presentation will include strategies such as targeted messaging and highlight community case studies from different food waste prevention and food recovery campaigns.

WBNR: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (11:00-12:15pm):
The Mississippi River: Is Sustainable Infrastructure A Watershed Solution?
During this interview, participants with learn about Envision’s watershed approach to water infrastructure as panelists explore Envision’s application to water infrastructure projects on the Mississippi River. In this day and age of casting about for ways to address the great river’s water quality and its infrastructure, Envision provides a practical and feasible way forward.

WBNR: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 ( 12:00-1:00pm):
Pollution Prevention Grant Program
EPA Webinar to provide information on the Pollution Prevention Grant Requests for Proposals. We will focus on new National Emphasis Areas that will be featured in each of 3 RFPs (P2 STAG, Source Reduction and PPIN/P2RX Centers) this grant cycle. State P2 Technical Assistance Programs and other potential applicants for any of these grant RFPs are strongly encouraged to attend this information session.

WBNR: Thursday, March 26, 2015 (11:00-12:30pm):
Getting The Message Out
How can we connect the dots for people in our communities about climate impacts? This webinar will build participants’ skills in targeting communication strategies and messaging to effectively engage and strengthen community support. Password to register is resilience.

WBNR: Thursday, March 26, 2015 (12:00-2:00pm):
A Step-by-Step Guide to conducting a Food Waste Assessment with EPA’s Reducing Wasted Food and Packaging Toolkit
This three-part webinar series provides comprehensive guidance on conducting a tracking assessment using EPA’s Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit. The toolkit includes a guide and a tracking spreadsheet to assist commercial and institutional food services in tracking and reducing their food and packaging waste by implementing reduction strategies.

WBNR: Thursday, March 26, 2015 (12:00-2:00pm):
Milestone 3: Tracking Progress
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 the fourth part in this webinar series; Apr 23.

Roundtable Meeting: March 31-April 2, 2015
Triple Region P2 Roundtable
Registration Information
Meet in person with other professionals while attending a craft brewery on-site training and walkthrough, attend breakout sessions for Green Business Programs, Tools for TAPs, or P2 & Lean Principles. Missouri Botanical Garden tour included in events on April 1, 2015.

Who Should Attend:

  • Technical Assistant Providers (TAPs)
  • Craft Brewers
  • Green Business Recognition Programs
  • Manufacturers

The Triple Regional Roundtable is hosted by the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC), and Zero Waste Network.  

WKSHP: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Grant Workshop to Support Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced a partnership through the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) Project to conduct workshops that will help potential grant applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. For more information contact Gary glesoing2@unl.edu

A look ahead Mar 20, 2015


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.