October 27, 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 26-27, 2017
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
EVENT: October 28, 2017 (9:00 am-2:00 pm)
NCEA Smart Energy Talks
The NCEA hosts Smart Energy Talks annually as one of our public events in Nebraska where we can showcase our progress and our research findings. As communities in Nebraska displace energy with non-polluting sources, the economic and environmental benefits of electrified transportation are compounded. Even as we account in our research findings for coal-fired power as a major component of energy feed-stock, electrified transportation was an environmental winner over compressed natural gas, diesel and gasoline.
WKSP: November 2, 2017 (Louisville 12:00 pm-8:30 pm)
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.
Webinars
WBNR: Oct 27, 2017 (1:00 pm-2:00 pm)
Missouri Botanical Garden
This Green Events Guide is designed to help individuals and groups who typically volunteer, without the services of a professional event planner, to put on sustainable events at a community scale. It will help you by:
Guiding planning for you and your team with simple forms and a Planning Tool, addressing event elements from venue to vendors, transportation to food, laying out a range of sustainable choices, defining green options useful for schools, churches, businesses and social groups, attended by adults and youth.
WBNR: Nov 8, 2017 (1:00 pm-2:30 pm)
The adoption of green infrastructure practices to manage urban storm-water runoff is a growing trend in communities across the country, but operating and maintaining a network of green infrastructure assets is no easy task; it requires the expertise and labor of a skilled workforce. In this webcast, Sara Lamback with Jobs For the Future and Stacy Passaro with the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program will examine the current state of the green infrastructure workforce, exploring where the jobs are, what compensation they offer, and what level of education they require.
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
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
Resources
Food Rescue Locator
EPA P2 grant programs;webinar and questions link included
P2RIC Calendar and P2RX calendar for upcoming events and webinars
Podcasts
Sustainable Truth
Anthony Day dives into some of the pressing issues slowing down sustainability.
Episodes 1-8, EnvIowa discusses environmental news, research and initiatives that matter to Iowans and similar states.
Newsletters
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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