September 29, 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 or look us up on  Facebook  and  Twitter  for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!
Conferences & Events
Midwest Food Recovery Agenda
Missed the Midwest Food Recovery? The good news is the summit’s webpages are not going anywhere. Each speaker now has their PDF next to their name and soon, links to videos will be available for each session!
EVENT: September 30, 2017
Hazardous products that are no longer useful must be disposed of properly. If you are a resident of Lancaster County you may dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products at this event. For a complete list of products accepted, please visit this link
CONF: October 2-4, 2017
This three-day conference includes diverse tours, a top-notch tradeshow, awesome networking opportunities and relevant education sessions
CONF: October 5, 2017
Join us for our 2017 Annual Conference, ACT Iowa: Local Solutions for a Healthier Environment. As environmental concerns grow, it’s time for actionable solutions that bring individuals, communities and public-private partnerships together to create a healthier Iowa
EVENT: October 26-27, 2017
Free for students
Hosted by the Nebraska Water Center, part of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, and co-hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Nebraska Water Science Center
WKSP: November 2, 2017 (Louisville)
The training in spray paint efficiency workshop will help painters and managers of any kind of paint shop save money and protect worker health.
This hands-on training will help participants reduce paint material costs, save money, improve air quality, and meet environmental standards. Participants also receive a five year 6H Certification as well as an understanding of NESHAP and 6H surface coating regulations.
WBNR: Oct 4, 2017 (12:15pm-1:15 pm)
Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.
WBNR: Oct 17, 2017 (2:00pm-3:00 pm)
EnviroAtlas is a web-based decision support tool that combines maps, analysis tools, downloadable data and informational resources that states, tribes, communities and individuals can use to help inform policy and planning decisions that impact the places where people live, learn, work and play.
Grants & Awards
$2,500 community project grants are available to organizations, businesses and passionate residents. Grant applications are reviewed bi-annually, based on funding availability.   Deadlines for fiscal year 2018: October 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018
The program helps communities create more livable neighborhoods by promoting local foods.
Due October 25, 2017
The program engages with community leaders and health care partners to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods that can improve health, protect the environment, and support economic growth.
Due October 25, 2017
Any Nebraska organization, including schools, municipalities and other government entities, nonprofit organizations and recycling companies is eligible. Examples of recycling companies are those that collect, process and/or ship recycling; waste haulers with recycling routes, or starting or expanding recycling services.
Due by the 15th of each month until depleted
This program seeks innovative, environmental health-related research proposals from University of Iowa researchers eligible to apply for K or R01 grants from NIH. Due date TBN
These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands
     Due October 19, 2017
     Funding allows States to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters
   Due December 4, 2017
  Region 7 News
Food Rescue  Locator
EPA  P2 grant programs; webinar and questions link included
P2RIC Calendar  and P2RX calendar  for upcoming events and webinars
Shetreat-Klein discusses the critical but under-valued connection between our physical and mental health and time spent in our natural environment
Episode 4:  Nitrates in drinking water and their effects on human health
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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