The Month Ahead: September!

P2RIC looks at the month ahead: September 2012 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…

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Region 7 Sustainability Summary- June

The June Sustainability Summary is now available. Have a look and see what happened around the region in June. 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…

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August the Month Ahead

P2RIC looks at the month ahead: August 2012 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…

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Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Approaching Deadline of Sept 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable announced today that the application period for companies to be recognized as a 2012 leader for replacing hazardous chemicals, processes or products with safer alternatives is approaching September 30. “Over 100 environmental officials at the state and local level have joined forces to create the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program” said Jeff Burke, executive director of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR). “This is a collaborative effort between the private and public sectors…

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July Month Ahead

We’re about half way through the month and there are some updates on the P2ric Calendars:   Dates of interest to sustainability and pollution prevention (P2) specialists in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, as noted on the regional calendar at P2RIC.org and http://p2ric.org/temp_cal/index.cfm . Note that if you use Google Calendar, you can easily see these dates from your own calendar view. It’s best to keep track, as we will enter dates when we learn of them. Webinars [abbreviated as…

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The Month Ahead

P2RIC looks at the month ahead: June 2012 Dates of interest to sustainability and pollution prevention (P2) specialists in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, as noted on the regional calendar at P2RIC.org and http://p2ric.org/temp_cal/index.cfm . Note that if you use Google Calendar, you can easily see these dates from your own calendar view. It’s best to keep track, as we will enter dates when we learn of them. Webinars [abbreviated as WBNR on the P2RIC calendar] June 6th: Showcasing Sustainability…

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Region 7 Sustainability Summary – May

The second Region 7 Sustainability Summary is now available.  Take a look and see what has happened around the region in the past month. As a reminder, P2RIC reviews P2 program newsletters and web updates and creates a summary of news, events, and training opportunities within Region 7.  The Sustainability Summary highlights how activities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska use prevention to meet the sustainability challenge of retaining our current quality of life in a healthy Earth system.  

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Region 7 Sustainability Summary

The Region 7 Sustainability Summary is a new periodic roundup culled from the publications of over 130 programs in the Region 7 Programs Directory.  P2RIC reviews P2 program newsletters and web updates and creates a summary of news, events, and training opportunities within Region 7.  The Sustainability Summary highlights how activities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska use prevention to meet the sustainability challenge of retaining our current quality of life in a healthy Earth system. The first Region 7 Sustainability Summary was produced this…

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Fight Waste Google Calendar: Now on P2RIC’s Facebook

P2RIC just posted the Fight Waste Google Calendar to our Facebook page.  We are happy to now provide the Fight Waste Calendar to anyone visiting our page.  We hope that this will increase the awareness of environmentally significant events and will be valued by our visitors.  Remember, we are constantly adding new dates to this growing calendar and we encourage comments on what events would be important to add.  Take a look at the Calendar and help us spread the word!

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New Research Pushes Back on the Rebound Discussion

The benefits of energy efficiency policies have been questioned by various media organizations and think tanks due to a phenomenon called the “Rebound Effect”, also known as Jevon’s Paradox.  The Rebound Effect is the idea that consumers and businesses have incentives to spend the money saved from energy efficient strategies on the same or other energy consuming products or services, paradoxically increasing energy use because of energy savings.  According to The Breakthrough Institute (BTI), macroeconomic Rebound Effect accounts for 30%-50%…

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