October 13, 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: October 19, 2017
The Nebraska Recycling Council’s Annual Awards Luncheon and Workshops will host workshops on how communities navigate the process of changing their solid waste management plan with a diverse group of stakeholders. Hear from a panel of community leaders who have been through the process. Learn about accomplishments and lessons learned.
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 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.
WBNR: Oct 19, 2017 (10:00am-11:30 am)
Learn about farm to school programming in Iowa and how you can grow your county extension office’s engagement with youth, educators, producers and community members! We will offer a webinar on Thursday, October 19 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for an interactive Introduction to Farm to School webinar!
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: April 1, 2018
These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands
    Due October 19, 2017
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
   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
Georges Benjamin, M.D., describes the importance of community action, social determinants of public health, and health effects of climate change
Episode 8: Ingrid Gronstal Anderson provides an inside look at the UI Power Plant
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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