November 10, 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: November 13, 2017 (5:30 pm-7:30 pm)
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.
Webinars
WBNR: Nov 16, 2017 (1:00 pm-2:30 pm)
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.
WBNR: Jan 31, 2018 (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)
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.
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 pump out stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters
  Due December 4, 2017
This program is looking for initiatives based around waste reduction and incentive recycling programs.
Due February 1, 2018
 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.
Straight talk about the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy with expert Chris Nelder.
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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