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).
The Green Business Network’s Fall Social at Boulevard Brewery is back and is sure to sell out again this year! Register today to join us on November 13 for tasty Boulevard brews (and wine!) and delicious Waldo Pizza. Spend the evening connecting with new and old friends who share a passion for sustainability in Kansas City and find out more about how Bridging The Gap’s programs can help you and your company on your path to sustainability!
CONF: November 15-16, 2017
Region 7 Roundtable Meeting
The Region 7 Roundtable will be meeting in Kansas City, where there will be a roundtable discussion with pollution prevention representatives from Region 7 (Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas), regarding best pollution prevention and waste reduction practices.
The top tier of EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy is source reduction, which is reducing the volume of surplus food generated. Source Reduction can be challenging to understand, quantify and implement. Businesses and organizations can learn to effectively prevent wasted food by taking source reduction steps such as inventorying supplies, changing processes and buying less. Looking through a a Sustainable Materials Management lens, preventing wasted food provides the greatest potential for cost savings and resource conservation relative to the other Food Recovery Hierarchy activities, as demonstrated by the US EPA Waste Reduction Model (WARM). This webinar will introduce progressive examples from a state agency and the business community that prevent wasted food at the source.
EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources research program provides the science and innovative technologies that the Agency and the nation need to maintain drinking water resources and systems, as well as to protect the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters. It uses an integrated, systems approach to support the availability of the clean, adequate, and equitable water supplies necessary for human well-being and resilient aquatic ecosystems.
$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.