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).
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.