June 9, 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!
Webinars, Conferences, & Events
CONF: June 19 -21, 2017

Works! 2017: Preserving the Future of Programs

Free for students and employees of Higher Ed Institutions inKansas
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.
CONF: August 8-10, 2017

2017 Kansas Environmental Conference

Topics including: VW Settlement, Nanoparticles, Environmental Impacts of Wind Development, Green Schools, Online Tools, and many other Environmental topics!
Keynote Speaker: Brigadier General W. Chris King, Ph.D., P.E.
WBNR: June 14, 2017 (12:00-1:00 pm)
Through field study with mid-scale hotels in Minnesota, an energy efficiency consulting firm investigated new opportunities for energy efficiency in the hospitality sector. The project team found an average of 13% electric and 13% gas savings across all hotels audited, in addition to significant water savings. Dive into these savings opportunities and learn about new technologies for pools and laundry, conventional energy efficiency technology with uniquely favorable paybacks, and information about rebates and benchmarking for the sector.

WBNR: June 29, 2017 (12:00-1:30 pm)

The Natural Resources Defense Council has teamed up with the Ad Council – the non-profit arm of the U.S. advertising industry that brought you Smokey Bear and Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk – to help change people’s behavior and waste less food. How is Save The Food going and where is it headed? This webinar will give a look into campaign activities and results thus far, upcoming campaign materials that you can use, and practical examples from partners on how they are leveraging the campaign on a local level.

An overview of the CBSM process; How the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College increased its recycling rate by 41% using the CBSM process; How to use the Tribal CBSM Training Guide; and; How to receive peer mentoring to develop your own CBSM project through the EPA National Tribal Waste Management Peer Matching Program.

EVENT: August 25 – September 4, 2017

The Sustainability Pavilion is a great place to reach out to State Fair guests with an activity, a “make & take” project, a demonstration, or a presentation.  The Sustainability Pavilion is focused on sharing with and encouraging the public to make better environmental choices.

Newsletters Out This Week

 

Grants & Awards

Kansas: 2017 Pollution Prevention Awards

           Any Kansas business, industry, community  group,                                                 school, or organization                                 Due June 9, 2017
EPA Grant: Diesel Emission Reduction Program                            Regional, state, local and tribal agencies                   Due July 5, 2017
Iowa: Dubuque Sustainable U Scholarship                             Junior/senior high school students                      Due June 30, 2017 @ 5pm

         Missouri: Annual Waste Reduction Grant                      City/county governments, businesses, schools,                      nonprofit organizations and other interested parties                                            Due June 16, 2017                            KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program           As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices. Due June 17,2017
  Region 7 News
ECOS Toxic Substance Reduction Workgroup is hosting regular monthly calls that feature updates to U.S. EPA’s regulations under the Lautenberg Act. Contact ECOS @ slongsworth@ecos.org if you would like to be added to the workgroup
Resources
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 and P2RX calendar for upcoming events and webinars
  The Challenge is to receive innovative uses to explore the connections between the environment and health

Due June 23, 2017

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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