June 8, 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!
The End is Near, but the Future is Bright!
The P2RIC A Look Ahead newsletter only has 1 issue left after this one! You can still look ahead with these great newsletters focused on pollution prevention and region 7 news/events:
K-State PPI
Events
EVENT: September 11-13, 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: June 20, 2018 (1:00 pm-2:00 pm)
If you’re just focusing on energy, you may be leaving money on the table. Join us to learn how to incorporate water into your energy management activities by assessing your facility’s water use and identifying areas of water waste. Find out what it takes to make your building more water-efficient from simple, low-cost changes to larger-scale improvements and how WaterSense tools can help you start maximizing your savings and building performance.
WBNR: July 12, 2018 (12:00 pm-1:30 pm)
EPA is announcing a new resource in the fight against food loss and waste: the EPA Excess Food Opportunities Map (https://geopub.epa.gov/excessfoodmap). This national, interactive map can help you save money, feed people, and keep food out of landfills. The map identifies more than 500,000 potential generators of excess food (e.g. correctional facilities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, hospitality industry, food manufacturers and processors, and food wholesalers and distributors) and estimated generation quantities, as well as over 4,000 potential recipients of excess food (e.g. anaerobic digestion and composting facilities, food banks). The map can help users identify potential sources of food for rescue; potential feed-stocks for compost and anaerobic digestion; potential infrastructure gaps for managing excess food; and, alternatives to sending food to landfill.
WBNR: July 24, 2018 (12:00 pm-1:30 pm)
Join this webinar for an opportunity to learn how EPA’s Recommendations can help purchasers identify and procure environmentally preferable products.
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, 2019
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
Applications to the FY 2018 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Request for Applications (RFA) must focus on approaches that promote transformation changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach, and that will significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansion of the bio-economy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies.
Letter of intent due by 6/27/2018 – Due 10/10/2018
 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
he Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working –and what needs to change — and think about the future of sustainability.
Each episode of this podcast focuses on a single topic that pushes sustainability forward. They explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
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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