November 11, 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 P2RIC.org or look us up onFacebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!

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.
WBNR: November 15, 2016 (2:00 – 3:00 pm):
Buying green, saving power & paper, responsible reuse & recycling – the State Electronics Challenge is a free program that can assist you to improve your organization’s sustainability practices.

The Challenge is open to local, regional, tribal, and state governments, all public & private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations.  Participants receive access to free technical assistance, tools, resources, and recognition in support of their efforts to decrease the environmental impact of electronic office equipment.  The Challenge also documents the success of participating organizations.  Program participants receive annual sustainability reports that detail their reductions in energy use, greenhouse gases, and waste

CONF: November 16 and 17, 2016:
The annual Region 7 Pollution Prevention Roundtable Meeting takes place in Kansas City, MO on November 16-17, 2016. Anyone is welcome to attend this free event, but must pre-register beforehand.
Some topics for discussion include:
*P2 State Program Updates
*Implementation of Intern Recommendations
*Successful Innovation Adoption
*State-EPA Dialogue Updates
*P2 Practices
WBNR: November 17, 2016 (12:00 – 1:30 pm):
On this webinar Adam Gendell, Associate Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, will give an overview of the study findings and paint a new national portrait of the types of recycling programs made available to Americans and the types of packaging accepted by those programs. Kelly Cramer, Senior Manager of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, will give an overview of How2Recycle, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s labeling system for package recyclability. . Learn how How2Recycle leverages the study findings and provides recyclability messaging to hundreds of packages from a number of leading brands.
WBNR: November 30th, 2016 (12:00 – 1:30pm):
Learn about successful projects that contributed to over 320 buildings being audited or retrofitted, moved more than 580 MW of renewable energy projects toward development, assessed the potential for more than 4,000 MW of renewable energy generation, and trained more than 170 tribal members on energy topics.
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
UNO/CBA/NBDC
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.  MH200E
Omaha, NE 68182
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Resources
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
Due Nov. 15, 2016
Due Nov. 15, 2016
Due Nov. 17, 2016
Due Nov. 17, 2016