Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals. This bulletin is posted every two weeks. Please note times are in Central Standard Time (CST). 

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!


CONF: Saturday, July 23, 2016 (8:30-4pm):
Eleventh Annual Dialog on Sustainability: “Paris Agreement on Climate Change and U.S. Clean Power Plan,” Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Fiedler Hall Auditorium and Atrium, in the Engineering Complex at Kansas State University. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the program will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but each person needs to pre-register to be sure there are enough seats and lunches.

This year’s dialog will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The anticipated audience will include undergraduate students from U.S. universities who are working on sustainability research projects, leaders and members of environmental organizations, K-Staters, environmental professionals, and members of communities

Please pre-register by sending your name, email, affiliation, and phone to Sheree Walsh, chsr@ksu.edu, (785) 532-6519.
WKSHP: Monday, July 25, 2016 (8am-6:30pm):
The demand for craft beer is rapidly growing. Craft breweries and local brew pubs are popping up in every community.   Whether you are a seasoned brewer or just getting started this workshop will help you understand the science of beer production so you can improve the beer you are producing or create new offerings. This workshop combines theory from industry experts and University of Nebraska faculty, along with laboratory exercises and of course, beer tasting!
Registration Deadline: July 1st, 2016. Price: $300.
WBNR: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (2-3pm):
Collective Impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change.
EVNT: Saturday, July 30, 2016 (11-3pm):
The 2nd Annual Summer Sustainability Fair is a chance to enjoy Dubuque’s Rescue Mission Garden over activities, giveaways, fair games, prizes, workshops, and music-all for free.
CONF: Monday, August 9, 2016 to Wednesday, August 11, 2016:
This annual event focuses on environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and sustainability. Session topics were chosen with input from past conference attendees, KDHE, and environmental professionals across Kansas ensuring the topics are relevant and informative. Check KDHE’s Kansas Environmental Conference web page in June for the agenda, conference attendee registration, and vendor registration. If you have questions in the meantime, contact Melissa Hammond at mhammond@kdheks.gov
WBNR: Thursday, August 10, 2016 (11:30-12:30pm):
Education both increases participation and revenues, and reduces contamination and costs. But it’s far more than just publishing your recycling guidelines. You need to sell the community on why recycling matters, how to do it right, and most importantly, how to see their discards not as trash, but as valuable resources for your local economy. We’ll focus on the best channels to get your word out and the key messages to motivate your community, and provide effective strategies and tools.

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.