June 23, 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: September 6-8, 2017

Midwest Food Recovery Summit

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.

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 28, 2017 (11:30 am-12:30 pm)
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.

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.

Discover how to start, improve and sustain an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program.

Explore the Framework and Key Drivers for Effective IAQ Management.

Experience a virtual school IAQ walkthrough.

Acquire mentorship to identify and employ major IAQ Technical Solutions.

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

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

  Region 7 News
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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