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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EVNT: November 2-20, 2015:
Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF)
The “Disruptive Innovation Festival,” or “DIF,” will feature 200+ live streamed sessions, videos and interactive events starting November 2-20. All recorded events will be available through December 20 and can be easily viewed on any device, at any time. RIT faculty and researchers will be giving several presentations throughout the festival. FREE to register.

WBNR: Monday, November 16, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Ch. 7 – Building the Business Case for Green Chemistry
This Webinar series covers the content of the Green Chemistry Guide collaborated on by renowned university professors, industry professionals and the City of Los Angeles’s engineers. Al Innes, Michelle Butler and Kate Winnebeck present Chapter 7 – how to build the business case for green chemistry, the steps needed for initiating a successful program, and accounting for all cost

WBNR: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 (2:00-3:00pm):
Introduction to the State Electronics Challenge

WBNR: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 (2:00-3:00pm):
The Current is a speed networking webinar series for professionals engaged in water-related extension, research, and conservation activities. The North Central Region Water Network and Extension Directors from all 12 North Central states are sponsoring the seven part series to highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming in the region. Webinars will run for 60 minutes, with three 10-minute project snapshots and 30 minutes of QA/peer-to-peer interaction

WBNR: Thursday, November 19, 2015 (12:00-1:30pm):
State Policies to increase Organics Diversion from Landfills
EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy presents “State Policies to increase Organics Diversion from Landfills: MA and VT one year in and CA the new kid on the block”

WBNR: Thursday, November 19, 2015 (12:30-1:30pm):
Composting for Grocery Stores
Learn about the current grocery store composting between the two businesses. Food waste can make up a significant portion of your Grocery’s waste stream. Diverting food waste from the landfill to a compost operator can save waste hauling costs and provide you with a valued locally produced product to sell in your stores. Learn how the eleven B & R Groceries in Lincoln made this successful transition with Prairieland Dairy’s compost operations outside of Firth. Contact information to Soil Dynamics in Gretna will also be provided.

WBNR: Thursday, November 19, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Overview of EPA’s Recent Proposal to Update the Section 608 Refrigerant Management Requirements
During this webinar, EPA staff will provide an overview of the proposed rule to update the Clean Air Act Section 608 refrigerant management requirements, with a special focus on how the proposal would affect supermarkets and other owners of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment containing 50 or more pounds. 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, November 19, 2015 (2:30-4:00pm):
HEASC Best Practices in Sustainability Internships
Want to learn about best practices in sustainability internships? Need resources and guidelines for managing internship programs? Interested in finding out what others are doing delivering internship experiences? The online gathering will feature Josh Stoffel and Emilie Rex, authors of AASHE’s Guide to Creating & Managing Sustainability Internship Programs. Case studies will also be provided from institutions managing and delivering sustainability internships. Guide to Creating and Managing Sustainability Internship Programs

MTG: Wednesday, November 18- Thursday, November 19, 2015:
Fall 2015 P2R7 Roundtable Meeting
The Fall Roundtable meeting will be located in Lenexa, Kansas at EPA Region 7 Headquarters. A draft agenda is available for viewing on the Roundtable webpage. Topics for the meeting include state report outs, ground level ozone in region 7, TRI training, and zero waste efforts in the region.

CONF: Monday, December 7, 2015 (1:00-9:00pm):
Nebraska Conservation Summit
This year’s Summit is centered on the theme of Water. At the Summit, we will explore how the global water crisis impacts Nebraska and how we can act to ensure water sustainability for future generations. By attending the Summit, you will learn about some of the greatest threats to Nebraska’s water supply and what is being done to address them. You will discover how different industries depend upon and manage water and how water is governed in our state. The goal of the Summit is to inform you about the issues facing water and to help you get involved in finding the solutions. Key Note speaker is Dr. Peter Gleick. Please note there is a fee to attend.

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.

PDF:  A Look Ahead Nov 13, 2015