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, October 6, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Recent Actions under EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program
EPA staff will discuss recent actions the Agency has taken under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. These actions support the President’s Climate Action Plan, which directs EPA to “use its authority through the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program to encourage private sector investment in low-emissions technology by identifying and approving climate-friendly chemicals while prohibiting certain uses of the most harmful chemical alternatives.”

WBNR: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (2:00-3:00pm):
Climate Change and Organic Agriculture
Participate in this webinar to learn about farming practices that can sequester carbon.Dr. Kris Nichols will discuss the Rodale Institute’s white paper: Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming.

WBNR: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (2:00-3:00pm):
Seize the Day – Using Building Milestones as Energy Efficiency Opportunities
Attend this webinar to learn more about transforming building milestones such as purchase, sale, tenant transitions, etc. into energy efficiency opportunities. Presenters from Better Buildings participants University of Virginia, the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Arby’s Restaurant Group share their strategies for taking advantage of these milestones to get more from their buildings.

CONF: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (7:00-9:00pm):
E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues The Climate Fight at Its Peak
In the weeks before the world gathers in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bill McKibben will provide an update on how the movement to slow global warming is progressing, both in the United States and around the world. He will share inspiring examples of grassroots climate-focused actions that have been launched by 350.org members in more than 188 countries; then, he will turn his focus to his host state and highlight ways in which Nebraskans can become involved in advocating and campaigning on global environmental issues. Event is FREE to attend.

WBNR: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Cool Tips for TAPS: Identifying Opportunities in Refrigeration
This webinar is intended for technical assistance providers and will provide an overview of opportunities for improving the efficiency in refrigeration. The presenters will also discuss how technical assistance providers (TAPs) can make referrals to other programs for a deeper opportunity analysis and implementation support.

WBNR: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
America Recycles Day-Recycle-Bowl Event Planning
Find out more about Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl, the national K-12 school recycling competition. During this webinar you will hear from past organizers about how they were able to plan and create successful events. And, we will spotlight some of the tools provided for each of the programs.

WBNR: Thursday, October 8, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Planning For Success: Strategic Planning to Build a Comprehensive Recycling Program
In this webinar we will focus on using strategic planning methods to grow your campus waste reduction program and align it with the broader campus strategic plan. The program will feature presentations from Central New Mexico Community College, University of Virginia, Tennessee State University and Johns Hopkins University.

MTG: Friday, October 9, 2015 (10:00-11:00am):
P2R7 Bi-Monthly Roundtable Call

WBNR: October 13, 2015 (11:30-12:30pm):
Sustainability in Refrigeration: High Impact Practices that Lower Costs for Grocers
The focus of this webinar is on refrigerant leak reduction in grocery stores, specifically identifying high-impact practices and addressing the challenges and opportunities of retrofitting, re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, and new technology. Grocery stores will benefit from this session.


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.