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). 

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WBNR: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (11:30-12:30pm):
During this webinar, we demonstrate the importance of training sta for Zero Waste in any organization. Well-rounded Zero Waste training is often the key to successful diversion and source separation. Take your programs to the next level with powerful training, best practices and important tools to ensure everyone your organization is ready to waste ZERO!
WBNR: Thursday, July 14, 2016 (11:00-12:00pm):
Join SERDP and ESTCP for two presentations highlighting Department of Defense (DoD) water conservation efforts. First, Ms. Kathryn Ostapuk, who works on legislative and regulatory environmental policy issues for the Navy, will provide an overview of water policy and regulations as well as current challenges facing military installations especially in regions with scarce water resources. Second, Mr. Gary Anguiano, the water pollution team lead for the Environmental Security Technology Development Branch at the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, will describe the findings of an ESTCP project on innovative acoustic sensor technologies for leak detection in challenging pipe types at DoD installations.
WKSHP: Thursday, July 14, 2016 (8:30-3:30pm):
All Illinois community colleges are invited to join us on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for the Accelerating Sustainable Innovation in Higher Education through Energy, Waste, and Water summit. This timely event, co-produced by the Chicagoland Higher Education Sustainability Consortia Collaborative, will explore how higher education institutions can work together to set baselines and improve metrics, extend practices around efficiency, demonstrate aggregate impacts, set reduction commitments, and investigate volume opportunities.
WBNR: Thursday, July 21, 2016 (12:00-1:30pm):
Currently, over 30% of the food currently grown and processed in the U.S. goes uneaten. When wholesome, edible food ends up in a landfill, all those embedded resources (along with the money spent on them) also get wasted. This impacts the environment, our community and the bottom line. The Food: Too Good to Waste toolkit was designed and developed for local governments and other community partners to help prevent wasted food in households. This community food waste prevention toolkit has been tested throughout the US and helps households save money while reducing wasted food by up to 50%. During this webinar we will present results from an evaluation report on several campaign implementations and hear from three of those communities who successfully implemented this toolkit.
WBNR: Thursday, July 21, 2016 (12:00-1:30pm):
Green Chemistry is a transformational approach to pollution prevention that can make your business more sustainable and, when integrated into the material innovation & exploration stage of new product development, can further lead to business opportunities through innovative design of products and processes. This webinar will provide a basic primer of the principles of Green Chemistry and a discussion of how Green Chemistry can be incorporated into your sustainability strategy.
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,, (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.

For more pollution prevention information check out these two great resources!

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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.