August 18, 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!
Conferences & Events
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.
CONF: September 6-8, 2017
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.
EVENT: September 7, 2017
In conjunction with the Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management program at Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus, two teams of high school students will showcase innovative and unique ways to present three judges with a delicious gourmet dish from… FOOD WASTE!
Webinars
WBNR: August 18, 2017 (1:00pm-2:00 pm)
Learn how to navigate EPA’s Water Finance Clearinghouse, an easily navigable web-based portal, to help communities locate information and resources that will assist then in making informed decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs.
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.
Newsletters
Grants & Awards
Available August 9 – September 13, 2017
   General and Recognition Grant Application
   Due September 5, 2017
The MVP2 Project/Program, P2 Champion, and Best P2 Multimedia are open to all levels of government, industry, small business, non-profit, and academia.
     Due September 8, 2017
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Due September 25, 2017
  Region 7 News
Resources
Food Rescue  Locator
EPA  P2 grant programs; webinar and questions link included
P2RIC Calendar  and P2RX calendar  for upcoming events and webinars
Podcasts
An interview with Andy Sarjahani, M.S., R.D, as they discuss the threats of industrial hog farms on water quality, community health and well-being.
Episode 5: A discussion with Dr. Gregory Carmichael about his research on global air pollution
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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