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).
As food waste continues to become a mainstream problem, the need for resources and information about how to reduce waste from the source, recover it if possible and where it should go become essential. The Midwest Food Recovery Summit will focus on ALL of the recovery options.
EPS foam (expanded polystyrene – #6 plastic), mistakenly called Styrofoam®, is not recycled much because very few recycling companies accept it. Nationwide, EPS has only achieved an average recycle rate of 15%. Plastilite Corporation, a manufacturer of EPS coolers, is the only company in Nebraska that offers a public drop-off site for EPS coolers and packaging material, and also offers a mail- back program for anyone in the US.
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.
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.
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Richard Yoder, P.E.
CBA Chief Sustainability Officer
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St. MH200E
Omaha, NE 68182
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