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 or look us up on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!

MTG: Friday, December 11, 2015 (10:00-11:00am):
R7P2 Bi-Monthly Roundtable Call
Please note the change in meeting call information. The focus of the meeting will be the State-EPA Dialogue and related P2 grant topics.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Food Waste Forecast 2016 Trends and Insights
In this free webinar, LeanPath CEO and food waste expert Andrew Shakman will explore the state of food waste in 2016.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (1:00-2:30pm):
Safer Seating
Join the webinar to hear how advocates and purchasing agents are working together to identify the chemical hazards that are lurking in office furniture and purchase safer furniture products.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Ch. 8 – Implementation of the Green Chemistry Change and Sustaining Success
Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series. This Webinar series covers the content of the Green Chemistry Guide.

WBNR: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Beyond Demonstration Projects: How Universities Can Use Mid-Scale Solar
This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available to universities as they choose to go solar, including information about how to apply for no-cost targeted technical assistance through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

WBNR: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Trends in Behavior-based Efficiency Programs
Best of BECC – Join us for one of the presentations from the 2015 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference that attendees think is worth repeating! This presentation will describe this annual data collection effort and highlight the key findings of this research to date.

WBNR: Thursday, December 17, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Managing “Recycling” Contamination: What works and what is a Waste
Join us to hear what needs to be done to clean up your recycling from a private recycling company, a municipal district and a state regulator.

DUE: Thursday, January 7, 2016
EPA SBIR Funding
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase I Solicitation: Open: November 18, 2015 – Closing: January 7, 2016

WKSHP: Monday, January 11- Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Industrial Environment Sustainability Practices
Designed to provide an overview of pollution prevention (P2) and environmental sustainability opportunities, this course could ultimately save money for your facility. Topics will address industrial systems that may include: building envelope, lighting, HVAC systems, motors, compressed air, steam, fans, pumps, chemical use, green procurement, water and waste water, as well as zero waste. The course is open to industry or institutional professionals and is offered for credit or non-credit, as well as professional development hours. The course registration fee is $200, with an optional PDHs certification fee of $20.

WBNR: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (1:00-2:00pm):
The New NRCS Division of Soil Health: Approach and Benefits
This webinar will provide an overview of the purpose of the new Division and how it will function to provide direct assistance to NRCS field staff, landowners, and others seeking to improve the health of their soils. Please note you do not have to pre-register for this event.

WBNR: Thursday, January 14, 2016 (9:00-10:00am):
Increasing Paint Booth Efficiency
Learn how technology and management practices can increase productivity and reduce operating costs. The focus will be on particulate removal, heat/cooling recovery, booth/filter maintenance for booth efficiency.

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.