February 16, 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 20, 2018
How To Set Up a Successful Recycling Program in Multifamily Housing Complexes
Do you manage or own a multifamily housing unit in Lincoln, and are you wondering how you can comply with the new corrugated cardboard diversion ban? (Starting April 1, 2018, the landfill will not accept clean and dry corrugated cardboard.) Come to this discussion to find out how other properties in Lincoln are planning and implementing successful recycling programs, how you can implement your own, and everything you need to know about the new cardboard ban. Panelists include Katie Lyons, Regional Manager, Broadmoor; Jon Carlson, small multifamily complex owner; Ryan Hatten, Paragon Sanitation. A zero-waste lunch including vegetarian and gluten-free options will be provided. To register, contact Kim Morrow at kim@verdisgroup.com
Webinars
WBNR: Feb 21, 2018 (1:00 pm-2:00 pm)
In addition to benchmarking energy and water use in Portfolio Manager, you can measure and track waste & materials generated by your building. Upgrade from the cumbersome spreadsheet you have been using, or get started for the first time, and learn how to use the waste tracking feature.
WBNR: Mar 8, 2018 (12:00 pm-1:00 pm)
Tammy Slater, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska. Inc., will give a presentation about the Recycling, Re-Using and Re-Purposing activities of her organization, serving 55 counties in central and western Nebraska. Dedicated to helping people with disabilities or barriers reach their goals and improve their quality of life, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska recycles many types of products from metals to rags, shoes to textiles. Over 3.8 million pounds were sent to recycling markets in 2016. Learn about their programs, successes, and challenges, including a glass recycling pilot launched in 2017.
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
 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
Direct Current is produced by the U.S. Department of Energy and Focuses on the latest energy dilemmas and initiatives.
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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