December 22, 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
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: Jan 8, 2018 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)
 TURI developed the Pollution Prevention Options Assessment System (P2OASys) tool to help companies determine whether the toxics use reduction (TUR) options they are considering improve upon their existing process when looking at environmental, health and safety topics. By using P2OASys, unforeseen negative environmental, worker or public health impacts may be identified prior to adopting the proposed changes.
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.
WBNR: Feb 7, 2018 (12:00 pm-1:30 pm)
This webinar is designed to interrogate the challenges the Sustainable Development Goals present for higher education curriculum development and learning, with particular reference to the ‘environment’ goals (7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, with the emphasis on 14 and 15). It will engage with generic themes such as interdisciplinary; behavior change; public policy principles; capacity for provision of data for the SDGs (including ecological and carbon foot-printing); the circular economy, green and blue economies; planetary boundaries and the governance of common pool resources; ethics and empathy; working with the university community/ contextualization; climate science and denial; sustainable livelihoods and decent work.
WBNR: Feb 15, 2018 (12:00 pm-1:00 pm)
Energy efficiency first, then add alternative energy projects to reduce the cost of energy and a company’s environmental impact. PennTAP will review methods to maximize energy efficiency, in order to minimize alternative energy equipment and installation costs. PennTAP will also review funding opportunities for energy efficiency and alternative energy projects, to reduce the cost of implementation.
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
A weekly digest on sustainable practices for food and farming.
Another weekly podcast about sustainability that focuses on sustainability within the environment.
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
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St. MH200E
Omaha, NE 68182
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