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, May 5, 2015 (11:00-12:30):
How to Leverage the P2 Results Report 2010-2015
Members of the P2 Results Taskforce including Andy Bray from NEWMOA, Jeffrey Burke from the NPPR, and Ken Grimm from PPRC will highlight the P2 Results Report 2010-2015 and give you some tips on how to get value from the data and use the report in your programs.

WBNR: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (12:30-1:45pm):
The Power of How: Using Tested Metaphors to Build Public Understanding about Environmental Health
The FrameWorks Institute has recently completed a multi-year, multi-method inquiry into how the American public thinks and talks about environmental health. Sponsored by APHA and generously funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this research reveals effective strategies for talking with the public about environmental health work and the impacts of our environments on public health. APHA has just released an exciting new set of communications tools and resources based on these findings. To introduce the findings’ framing strategies, we are hosting a three-part webinar series this spring, conducted by the FrameWorks Institute. This is the third of a three part webinar series. First and second webinars can be found

WBNR: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (2:00-3:15pm):
Making Brownfields Programs Work for Your Community – NDEQ
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) is pleased to partner again with the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program at K-State University to bring you a free webinar on putting Brownfields programs to work in your community. The webinar will be held Tuesday, May 5 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. and will feature presentations from TAB, NDEQ, and community representatives who have used these Brownfields programs to spur redevelopment in their areas.

WBNR: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (11:30-1:00pm):
Reducing Carbon Emissions from Concrete and Asphalt
The construction industry is booming again in many parts of the west coast. As publicly-funded building and infrastructure projects increase, the impact on the environment can be substantial, especially from ubiquitous products like concrete and asphalt. Attend our May 12th webinar to learn about innovative techniques and institutional procurement tools that can reduce emissions and improve performance of asphalt and concrete in construction and infrastructure projects. Presenters will showcase new research into lifecycle analysis, share a case study about successfully using the procurement process the reduce emissions, and provide resources for implementing best practices in your next project.

WBNR: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Live Demonstration of the New DSIRE Website
With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center implemented multiple enhancements to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) database and website during the past year. Join the webinar for a live tour of the new website and a demonstration of the new features.

CONF: Wednesday, May 13-14, 2015
Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference
This is your one-stop conference for valuable compliance tips; timely regulatory, policy, and practice updates; and networking with regulators and peers. Please note there is a registration fee for this event.


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 May 1