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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.