December 8, 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 or look us up on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!
Conferences & Events
EVENT: December 12, 2017 (8:30 am-2:00 pm)
Partnering for efficiency: Dwayne Sperber of Wudeward Urban Forest Products will discuss the advantages, critical components and challenges of creating an urban wood network using his own experience from helping to develop the Wisconsin Urban Wood Network. We’ll take a closer look at how area municipalities currently process their urban wood, and breakout sessions will address what an effective local urban network might look like for Kansas City.
CONF: February 11-14, 2018
North America’s #1 technical conference for the presentation of applied and fundamental research and case studies on waste management. This year’s GWMS program will be more comprehensive than ever, delivering the critical content and research that you need to know—and that warrants the two-year wait. Industry experts will be covering the topics you that you asked to learn more about.
WBNR: Dec 12, 2017 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)
Most food and beverage businesses could significantly reduce their operating costs by making energy and environmental improvements to their facilities or processes. Join this webinar to learn about best practices, success stories from other businesses, and free resources available to support your sustainability efforts.
WBNR: Dec 14, 2017 (1:00 pm-2:30 pm)
Technology is changing the way we live, work and communicate, and it is also affecting food loss and waste. As we strive toward the national goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by the year 2030, this webinar will have three EPA Food Recovery Challenge Endorsers showcase their technology solutions.
WBNR: Dec 19, 2017 (11:30 am-1:00 pm)
Digester development in the US differs from state to state, sometimes significantly. Get a leg up for developing your next project by joining this webinar, based on the popular session at BioCycle REFOR17. Learn why some states are easier to develop your projects in than others and how you can accelerate development timelines on projects in various states.
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 February 1, 2018
This program is looking for initiatives based around waste reduction and incentive recycling programs.
Due February 1, 2018
 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
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For more pollution prevention information check out these two great resources!
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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
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Omaha, NE 68182
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