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).
Why Attend: Researching on the internet only takes you so far. Meeting in person and talking with other professionals lead to connections and insights that you might not otherwise gain. Serendipitous discoveries made in face-to-face encounters lead to innovation. You will leave with new ideas, connections, and tools to move your projects forward.
Who should attend: Technical assistance programs (TAPs), tribal environmental representatives, and others working in the sustainability field attend both full conference days for training, new program ideas, and to learn new skills.
Those new to pollution prevention/source reduction concepts attend the P2 101 Preconference workshop, as well as both full conference days.
It is a crucial time for recycling and waste reduction programs in Kansas, as budgets tighten, competition increases and consumer demands continue to evolve.
Consumers and elected officials need to be continually educated on the necessity and benefits of recycling and waste reduction programs. For businesses reducing a company’s trash bill and provide an opportunity to create a positive image in the community that attracts new customers and brings in more revenue.
What steps can the industry take, or are being taken, to ensure long-term viability for programs? Works! 2017 will discuss these issues among the industry and with state and local officials and expound on the benefits of waste diversion and materials management. This event will explore ways community leaders and local recycling organizations can engage consumers and elected officials on this issue. Attendees will learn how to elevate their recycling programs sustainability, how to educate members of their community on the benefits of recycling and why these programs should be preserved.
The Kansas Organization of Recyclers (KOR) and KDHE Bureau of Waste Management invite you to attend this event, the largest of its kind in Kansas. Along with networking opportunities and a rich exhibit hall experience, speak to the supervisors, managers, haulers, MRF operators, recyclers and local governments and nonprofits that drive participation in waste diversion programs.
As food waste continues to become a mainstream problem, the need for resources and information about how to reduce it from the start, recover it if possible and where it should go become essential. The Midwest Food Recovery Summit will focus on ALL of the recovery options.
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.
Richard Yoder, P.E.
CBA Chief Sustainability Officer
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St. MH200E
Omaha, NE 68182
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