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 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: August 24, 2017 (12:00pm-1:30 pm)

We can reduce food loss and waste throughout the food system, and significant reductions can happen at institutions, such as schools. Students and schools can find opportunities and participate in actions that reduce waste and ensure nutritious food ends up feeding people, not landfills – by taking a closer look at what’s being thrown away at their location.

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.

WKSP: September 6, 2017 (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Are you passionate about the three R’s? Do you want to take our community to the next level of wise waste management? Is a strong environmental ethic a core value for your business or organization? Learn how our community can use a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycle at this workshop.

Grants & Awards

               The Nebraska Environmental Trust                             General and Recognition Grant Application               Due September 5, 2017
City Parks and Open Space (15% of REAP funds) & County Conservation (20% of REAP funds)             Due August 15, 2017 @ 4:30pm
Available August 9 – September 13, 2017
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Due September 25, 2017
  Region 7 News
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
An interview with Vera Krischik, Ph.D as she discusses her research in reducing insecticide use to ensure human and ecosystem health.
Episode 6:  Jeff Biggers and Natalie Himmel discuss the Climate Narrative Project
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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