April 13, 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!
Events
EVENT: Apr 18-20, 2018
The conference will feature sessions for business leaders, ranchers, and community partners as well as wider discussions about how to preserve the stunning bounty of Great Plains ecology. It will examine local and global models of conservation and tourism, including speakers from southern Africa where tourism has had stunning success in supporting conservation.
EVENT: May 15-17, 2018
By attending the 2018 Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON), you’ll deepen your understanding of the vast range of value-capturing programs and practices in place today at the world’s largest organizations. Learn from thought leaders and practitioners how large enterprises are solving today’s most complex problems in energy management and corporate environmental sustainability. And discover all the great programs underway now in manufacturing, refining, transportation, warehousing, healthcare, hospitality, retailing, education, and other industries.
Webinars
WBNR: Apr 17, 2018 (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)
This year’s workshop included 4 speakers covering topics including control valve maintenance, the advantages of ultrasonic testing, and how to get a PDM program started. The keynote speaker was Phil Beelendorf who’s presentation titled “The Bottom Dollar – Why Do So Many Reliability Initiatives Fail?” was based on 25 years of reliability experience.
WBNR: Apr 19, 2018 (1:00 pm-2:30 pm)
It is estimated that over 800 billion tons of natural resources worldwide are stored in the built environment alone . Deconstruction of structures in the built environment is a systematic disassembly process that facilitates material separation and maximizes the market value of recovered materials. This disassembly process minimizes damage to the generated materials and increases their potential for salvage and reuse. Deconstruction can be conducted on whole buildings instead of demolition or during renovations. Deconstruction and building materials reuse policies and projects conserve resources, including finite, old-growth forest resources, divert demolition debris from disposal and advance the highest and best end-of-life uses of building materials while also creating job training and green job opportunities. The webinar will explore the success of Portland’s model deconstruction policies and insights from a successful deconstruction and reuse leader.
WBNR: Apr 24, 2018 (9:00 am-4:00 pm)
The Strategic Goals Program workshop series focuses on environmental compliance assistance and pollution prevention topics applicable to Iowa environmental professionals.
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
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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
Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
Program looking at man’s effect on the environment and how the environment reacts, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world
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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