P2RIC looks at the weeks ahead: July 22nd- 31st!

WBNR: Tuesday, July 23rd (12:00pm-1:30pm): Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Launch This 90-minute webcast will mark the official launch of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.  This new group aims to solve the biggest obstacle to sustainable institutional purchasing: a lack of standardization in how sustainable purchasing is defined, guided, measured and rewarded. The webcast will feature a panel of leaders from a variety of sectors talking about the organization, its initial projects and how to get involved. Moderator: Joel Makower Speakers:…

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P2RIC looks at the weeks ahead: July 1st- 17th!

DUE: Monday, July 1st: National P2 Roundtable 2013 MVP2 Awards The MVP2 Project/Program Awards, P2 Champion, and Best P2 Multimedia Awards are open to all stakeholders (all levels of government, industry, non-profits, etc.). The awards are designed to recognize outstanding and innovative P2 projects/programs. As in years past, awards are judged on the following five broad criteria: innovation, measurable results, transferability, commitment, and optimization of avail-able project resources. *Applications are due July 1, 2013 Guidelines and criteria can be found…

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P2RIC looks at the week ahead: June 24th- 30th!

DUE: Tuesday, June 25th: EPA Science for Sustainable and Healthy Tribes The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on science for sustainable and healthy tribes. This solicitation is focused on research to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes. Potential Funding per Award: For a regular award, up to a total of $920,000, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3…

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P2RIC looks at the week ahead: June 14th – 20th!

DUE: Thursday, June 15th: NUCFAC Challenge Grant Program The Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program and the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) are seeking collaborators to assist them with the development of the next Ten Year Action Plan (2017 to 2027). *Applications are due June 28, 2013 To register and find additional information, please visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac WBNR: Tuesday, June 18th (1:30pm-2:45pm): Supply Chain Systems/Business Logistics A partnership between the Recycling Markets Center (RMC) and National Recycling…

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The Month Ahead: April!

MTG: Wednesday/Thursday, April 3rd/4th, 10th/11th, 17th/18th (8 am-1:00pm):  Resourceful Kansas Road Show The Resourceful Kansas Road Show provides a series of educational seminars in several different cities throughout the state. Topics covered in the half-day sessions will include: Building Envelope, HVAC, Renewable, Energy Technology, Lighting, Energy Studies and Energy Audits, Funding and Financing. General agenda and registration form are available at: http://www.resourcefulkansas.org/dates  DUE: Friday, April 5th: EPA P2 Information Network (PPIN) Grant proposal The Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) grant…

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P2RIC looks at what’s happening & the Month Ahead: January!

Wednesday, Jan 9th (12pm-1:30pm): State Drinking Water and Agriculture Working Together to Protect our Tap The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and the Ground Water Protection Council will hold a FREE Webinar on “How State Source Water Programs can Work with their US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Partners to Protect Drinking Water Sources.” Speakers: Kira Jacobs (EPA Region 1), Juan Hernandez (State Conservationist), and Becky Ohrtman (Drinking Water Program). Reserve your Webinar seat now: More information: http://ow.ly/gFMYO Thursday, Jan…

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Region 7 Sustainability Summary- October

The October Sustainability Summary is now available. Have a look and see what happened around the region in September. The P2 Act of 1990 repeatedly directs EPA to promote pollution prevention. The (partially) EPA-funded Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) strives to advance pollution prevention as a cornerstone of sustainability. P2RIC produces the Region 7 Sustainability Summary to highlight how activities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska use prevention to meet the sustainability challenge of retaining our current quality of life in…

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P2R7 Round Table Summary 2012

The Pollution Prevention Region 7 Roundtable met on November 14th & 15th in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, MO, http://www.downtownkc.org/life/where-to-live/neighborhoods-living-residential/ The meeting began with a presentation by Tanya Mottley, director of EPA’s Pollution Prevention Division. After EPA’s presentation, the two regional participants who attended the State-EPA dialogue reported on the meeting which took place this fall. The following P2 programs in the region briefly reported on their activities: Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality University of Nebraska Lincoln: Partners in…

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December: What’s Happening

WEBINARS December 5th 1:00pm: Saving the Planet, One Paper Towel @a Time: Responsible Janitorial Tissue & Towel Purchasing Representatives from World Wildlife Fund, Conservatree, the City of Santa Monica, and RPN will discuss key issues and practical solutions to help institutional purchasers identify greener paper towel and tissue products. More info: https://www1.go​tomeeting.com/r​egister/6388989​37 December 6th 1:00pm: Moving Back to OR Reusable Textiles to Minimize Waste: How to Begin? This webinar offers specific information on “how-to” begin installing reusable OR gowns and…

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P2RIC looks at the month ahead: November!

We collect and post dates of interest to sustainability and pollution prevention (P2) specialists in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska on the regional calendar at P2RIC.org, http://p2ric.org/temp_cal/index.cfm, or Facebook.com/P2RIC. The events are mostly webinars and grant deadlines from outside the region along with meetings and grant or awards deadlines from within the region, If you use Google Calendar, you can easily see these dates from your own calendar view. The calendar changes through the month, as we enter dates when…

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