March 1, 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 or look us up on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!
WBNR: Mar 6, 2018 (12:00 pm-1:00 pm)
This webinar focuses on understanding your energy use and its relation to the cost, no-cost and low-cost opportunities to lower your utility bills, tools and resources available for energy tracking and savings, followed with technical assistance available.
WBNR: Mar 6, 2018 (1:00 pm-2:00 pm)
Green Chemistry has been widely adopted as a means for reducing hazards and waste in chemistry labs, while maintaining the necessary rigor for teaching fundamental reactions and techniques. In a collaborative partnership between Beyond Benign, My Green Lab, and MilliporeSigma, a new resource guide has been developed for undergraduate organic chemistry teaching labs. This guide provides educators with a set of safer, greener alternative organic chemistry experiments to demonstrate key chemical transformations to undergraduate chemistry students, and indicates quantifiable benefits when greener alternative experiments are implemented, including waste reduction, hazard reduction, and cost savings.
WBNR: Mar 8, 2018 (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)
The last few years have seen dramatic growth in the variety of third-party financing options available for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. To help make sense of the options, DOE recently rolled out the Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0,an improved version of our online tool that helps organizations find financing for efficiency and renewable projects. On this webinar, we’ll highlight the powerful new features of the Navigator. We’ll also hear from industry experts on key trends in third-party financing, as well as practical tips and tricks to help you secure funding that works for you.
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
Food Rescue Locator
EPA P2 grant programs;webinar and questions link included
P2RIC Calendar and P2RX calendar for upcoming events and webinars
Direct Current is produced by the U.S. Department of Energy and Focuses on the latest energy dilemmas and initiatives.
A podcast focused on the natural world, how we use it, and how we can better use it.
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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