January 6, 2017
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!
During this webinar, attendees will get a how-to for launching their own greener cleaning program and learn strategies for improving upon their program, using the Greener Cleaning Playbook as a guide. Speakers will also discuss how the sports industry can leverage their greener cleaning program to enhance sustainability initiatives at venues that not only reduce environmental impact but engage sports fans in simple, sustainable behavior changes that promote human and environmental health.
WBNR: January 19, 2017 (12:00-1:30 pm):

Sustainable materials management is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles. Oregon’s 2050 Vision for Materials Management charts a major shift in the state’s programs, expanding from recycling and waste management to include a strong focus upstream, addressing production and consumption. This webinar will tell the story of Oregon’s shift from discards management to full life-cycle materials management, introduce Oregon’s 2050 Vision, discuss the reason for the shift, present recent legislative activity, and provide a sampling of new work.

CONF: January 23 to January 24, 2017:

2017 KC Urban Stormwater Conference

WBNR: January 25, 2017 (1:00-2:30 pm):
U.S. EPA Region 5 partnered with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to create a Tribal Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) Training Guide. This training guide provides an overview of how to use the CBSM process to increase sustainable behaviors in tribal communities. CBSM combines marketing techniques with community engagement and has proven to be far more effective in leading to sustainable behaviors than information dissemination alone.

Learn more about CBSM, how to use the Tribal CBSM Training Guide, and how to receive peer mentoring to develop your own CBSM project through the EPA Tribal Waste Management Peer Matching Program.

Students who attend the NCSE 2017 Conference will have opportunities to lead, learn, network, and engage throughout the conference:
-Meet and network with current leaders in health and the environment during a mentoring lunch
-Attend a Student Network Leadership Meeting to share ideas and best practices for sustainability programs on campus
-Present a research poster
-Attend student-focused and student-driven sessions throughout the conference
-Register for a career development panel to hear advice on how to grow as a leader and young professional exploring career pathways in science and the environment
CONF: January 26 to January 27, 2017: 
This year’s plenary theme will be: Rivers & Streams: Reflecting Landscape Management.
WBNR: February 7, 2017 (11:00-12:00 pm):

ADEQ Solid Waste Overview

Solid Waste Topics: ∙ Proper handling and/or disposal of used oil, petroleum contaminated soil, biohazardous medical waste (including tattoo needles), drugs (Rx/non-Rx), and tires ∙ illegal dumping.

WBNR: February 14, 2017 (11:00-12:00 pm) (Also offered at the same time on February 15 and 16):

ADEQ Hazardous Waste Regulations and Reporting

Hazardous Waste Management Topics: ∙ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and hazardous waste regulations ∙ waste identification/waste determination ∙ generator classes (LQG, SQG, CESQG).
WBNR: February 21, 2017 (11:00-12:00 pm):

ADEQ Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention Topics: ∙ what’s new in Pollution Prevention (program statutes, thresholds, requirements ∙ examples of successful goals ∙ improved plan forms.
WBNR:  February 28, 2017 (11:00-12:00 pm):

Underground Storage Tanks Topics: ∙ UST rule updates and requirements for keeping your UST systems in compliance

CONF: March 22 to March 23, 2017:

The theme of the 11th annual Iowa Water Conference, “Watershed Management: Partnerships for Progress,” promotes water resource management from a watershed perspective, with a particular emphasis on the partnerships necessary to accomplish goals. Improving water management on a watershed scale is a complex undertaking due to the variety and sheer number of stakeholders. Watersheds do not adhere to political jurisdictions; they often cross borders of different cities of town, counties, and in some cases, states.

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


The Renewable Energy Toolkit for Affordable Housing



Local Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool or
State Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool

P2RIC Calendar andP2RX calendar for upcoming events and webinars

Grants & Awards

USDA National Conservation Innovation Grants Program
Due Jan. 9, 2017

Due Jan. 17, 2017

Due Jan. 31, 2017