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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Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WKSHP: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Grant Workshop to Support Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
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 please contact Lynn leheuss@iastate.edu

WBNR: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ( 12:00-1:00pm):
Green Sports Alliance: The Power of Collaboration: Public-Private Partnerships for a Greener Good
We will learn about a robust, multi-year marketing partnership between the City of San Jose and MLS’ San Jose Earthquakes, and then we will hear about the partnership between the City of Lincoln and the University of Nebraska to build and operate Pinnacle Bank Arena with the “Experience a Green Arena” initiative. We hope you can join us!

WBNR: Thursday, April 23, 2015 (12:00-2:00pm):
A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Wasted Food Assessment with EPA’s Reducing Wasted Food & 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. Past and upcoming SMM webinar information can be found at http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/smm/web-academy/index.htm

WBNR: Thursday, April 23, 2015 (12:00-2:00pm):
Milestone 4: Measuring Impact
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.

WBNR: Thursday, April 23, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Improving plant energy performance with ENERGY STAR
On this webinar, Walt Tunnessen, National Program Manager of the ENERGY STAR Industrial program, will discuss the results of the Southside Plant Performance project and how the Plant Performance with ENERGY STAR approach can be replicated.

WBNR: Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2:00-3:00pm):
Take-Back Programs in Rural Areas & The Role of Retailers
In the third webinar of our series on product stewardship solutions in rural areas, we will explore how retailers can reap the benefits of national, manufacturer-funded take-back programs. Attendees will learn which programs are most suitable for which type of retailer, how retailers can participate, why they should participate, and how can local governments and retailers work together to build a strong infrastructure for a collection of these materials. Featuring a diverse panel of speakers, the webinar will focus on programs for mercury-containing thermostats, rechargeable batteries, and paint.

WKSHP: Thursday, April 23, 2015
2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66047
Grant Workshop to Support Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program
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 Trudy trice@ksu.edu


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.

A Look Ahead Apr 17, 2015