January 19, 2018
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
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.
Webinars
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: Jan 31, 2018 (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Carbon offsets are often viewed by voluntary buyers as untrustworthy and providing little to no overall value to their core business. Six billion metric tons of carbon offsets trade annually, yet only 0.6% are traded voluntarily. The remaining 99.4% are traded in regulated ‘Cap and Trade’ markets. Worse yet, almost 36 million metric tons of carbon offsets made for the voluntary market remain unsold today. The voluntary carbon market has stagnated and failed to generate significant investment. Urban Offsets believes treating offsets like financial investments can partially address these market failures. In this webinar, Urban Offsets introduces a new method of measuring the significant hidden risks found in all carbon offset products.
WBNR: Feb 7, 2018 (2:00 pm-3:30 pm)
Since 2012, AASHE has collaborated with Sierra magazine and The Princeton Review to allow colleges and universities to use the STARS Reporting Tool to share their sustainability data for potential inclusion in Sierra’s Cool Schools ranking and The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. This year, in response to feedback from AASHE members, AASHE, Sierra and Princeton Review have made some significant changes to the data sharing process. Join this webinar to learn about these changes and how they impact you. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
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
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Resources
Food Rescue Locator
EPA P2 grant programs;webinar and questions link included
P2RIC Calendar and P2RX calendar for upcoming events and webinars
Podcasts
A weekly digest on sustainable practices for food and farming.
Joshua Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less things.
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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