September 30, 2016
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 or look us up on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!

WBNR: Monday, October 3, 2016 (12:00-2:00pm):
The webinar is hosted jointly by the SBIR/STTR programs within the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program (NIEHS SRP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Hear agency experts -Heather Henry from NIEHS SRP; April Richards from EPA; and Prakash Balan from NSF – highlight the unique characteristics of each of their environmental funding options, details of their SBIR/STTR programs, and tips on how to develop a successful SBIR/STTR application. A majority of the time will be dedicated to a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
CONF: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Wednesday, October 5, 2016:
Register now to attend the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest. Now in our 9th year, we are gearing up for our best show ever! With more than 25 workshops, three mobile tours, two keynote luncheons, a breakfast plenary session, a networking reception and dozens of vendors and exhibitors, you’ll find takeaways in every hour of this two-day event. Hotel rooms are inexpensive and within walking distance and Dubuque’s riverfront is gorgeous when the leaves turn in the fall.
WBNR: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (11:30-12:30 pm):
Composting has great potential to stimulate rural economies, protect our food supply, conserve water, invest in healthy soils and reduce waste. And the news keeps getting better: Nebraska is already well-positioned to reap these myriad of benefits. Hear about exciting projects taking root throughout the state, and explore the opportunities and challenges in creating a program.
WKSHP: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (8:30 – 4:00 pm):
This workshop will help you address your system’s drought vulnerability, establish an effective water loss control program, and reduce water usage to conserve resources and reduce operating costs.
You Will Learn:
– How to plan for drought and understand water supply management;
– How to manage water loss to save water, extend supplies, cut energy use and operating costs, address failing infrastructure, and mitigate impacts of limited water resources; and

– How water systems can promote conservation while protecting revenues.

CONF: November 14 and 15, 2015:
Several speakers will talk about water conservation in Kansas and the focus of the future of water in Kansas.
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. 
Kind regards,
Richard Yoder, P.E.
CBA Chief Sustainability Officer
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.  MH200E
Omaha, NE 68182
P2RIC is a proud member of
UNO’s College of Business Administration, Nebraska Business Development Center

P2RIC Region 7

Food Rescue Locator
EPA P2 grant programs; webinar and questions link included


The Renewable Energy Toolkit for Affordable Housing

P2RIC Calendar and P2RX calendar for upcoming events and webinars

Grants & Awards

EPA Fifth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge Prize Competition 

Due Sep. 30, 2016


EPA National Wetland Condition Assessment Campus Research Challenge

Due Sep. 30, 2016


PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program

Due Oct. 7, 2016


DOE First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands Program

Due Oct. 20, 2016


National Science Foundation’s Environmental Sustainability Program

Due Oct. 20, 2016


Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area

Due Nov. 17, 2016