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GLRPPR Calendar

Below is a list of of events, training sessions, and conferences that relate to GLRPPR. To have an item added to the calendar, contact Laura Barnes, GLRPPR Executive Director.

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February 2016

Sustainable Seminar Series: What is Forty Billion Gallons of Sewage Plant Effluent Worth?

February 11, 2016
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Rick Manner - Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District

In 2013, Cronus Fertilizer approached the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District about a potential 20 year contract for 4,400 gallons per minute of the District's effluent. This talk will review the issues associated with what is expected be the largest water reuse project in Illinois and the largest private sector investment in central Illinois in 30 years. In addition to the title's subject, there will be discussion about why wastewater reuse is so uncommon in Illinois, Mahomet Aquifer issues, surface water and aquatic life needs, as well as other environmental aspects that are involved in this sale.

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website, www.istc.illinois.edu, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5193368722591847937. ISTC is a part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5193368722591847937


Chromate/Hazardous Material Free Coating Systems for Military Aircraft and Ground Support Equipment

February 11, 2016, Time: 11 am CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Webinar topics: Non-Chromated Paint Primers; Non-Chromate Outer Moldline (OML) Coating System Transition Effort. See the registration page for more detailed information.

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Health and Safety Issues with Electronic Scrap Recycling

February 16, 2016, Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
The recycling of consumer electronics has grown substantially in recent years. There can be safety hazards from handling consumer electronics in general, and specific components may have distinct hazardous properties. This webinar will discuss federal, state, and local safety regulations; client specific procedures and programs; and applicable industry standards pertaining to the handling of recycled electronic scrap.

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Food Industry Pollution Prevention and Lean Manufacturing

February 18, 2016, Time: 11 am CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
PennTAP will review the common pollution prevention measures available within the food processing industry. PennTAP uses a mix of traditional pollution prevention tools and lean manufacturing techniques to maximize savings. The areas of focus will include food waste, packaging waste, solid waste, water, and energy.

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Safer Products That Work: Cleaners and Degreasers for Industrial Maintenance and Auto Repair

February 24, 2016, Time: 9:00-9:45 am CST
Webinar
Type: Training

Description:
MnTAP will share successes of small commercial and industrial facilities that have made the switch to greener products. Pilot projects come alive in this 45-minute presentation on best-in-class products that have been tested and implemented in Minnesota businesses. Learn cost-effective ways to lower health risks and pollutants from your cleaning operation without sacrificing performance.

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March 2016
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Sustainable Seminar Series - Loyola University Chicago's Gallons Saved & Shared Project

March 3, 2016
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Aaron Durnbaugh - Loyola University Chicago

In a partnership with the Departments of Residence Life, Facilities, Psychology, and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago installed water efficient fixtures on campus, engaged students to reduce their water use, and is sharing lessons learned with Illinois colleges and universities via a tool kit. Our findings on the three initiatives will be discussed during the seminar.

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website, www.istc.illinois.edu, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7619991985337201154. ISTC is a part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7619991985337201154


Sustainable Water Management Conference

March 7, 2016 - March 10, 2016
Providence, RI
Type: Conference

Description:
Presenting solutions for balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs, managing water resources, sustainable utilities and infrastructure, urban planning and design, energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater and reuse.

Contact Information:
Contact: American Water Works Association
URL: http://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/conferences/sustainable...


The ABCs of School Gardens

March 9, 2016, Time: 9-10 a.m.
Online (webinar)
Type: Training

Description:
Interested in starting a school garden or need help gathering excitement for an existing one? On Mar. 09, Join the Healthy Schools Campaign for this short introductory webinar to learn:
  • how garden-based learning positively impacts student learning
  • how to get started and explore ways school gardens offer hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in a wide array of disciplines and promote student health.
  • earn about Chicago-based examples of school garden success.
This seminar is part of Healthy Schools Campaign's highly-regarded Fit to Learn professional development for principals and educators.

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Overview of the Illinois Green Office Challenge

March 15, 2016, Time: 9:00-10:00 AM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Join Bart Bartels of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center to learn more about the IL Green Office Challenge. This is a friendly competition among office buildings to achieve energy and water conservation and waste reduction. It aims to make Illinois more livable, sustainable, and prosperous. The next competition begins March 1, 2016.

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Ceiling Tile Recycling

March 15, 2016, Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
The recovery and recycling of cellulose-based ceiling tiles can help building owners maintain their "green" image during demolition, rehabilitation and remodeling projects. This webinar will highlight examples of successful ceiling tile programs and how they are set-up and executed. It will also discuss how ceiling tile recycling fits in with the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program that recognizes building strategies and practices.

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Sustainable Seminar Series - Conservation by Design: Promoting Resilient, Sustainable Lands and Waters in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

March 17, 2016
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Mark Davis - Illinois Natural History Survey

The Anthropocene has ushered in an era of unprecedented pressures on natural systems. Balancing the maintenance of critical ecosystem functions and values in working landscapes presents a particular challenge in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes geography. Comprehensive, partnership driven approaches in which collective action can bring about landscape-scale habitat conservation is thus an important goal in heavily impacted landscapes. As a component of Strategic Habitat Planning, Landscape Conservation Design is such an approach and has become the preeminent paradigm for addressing landscape scale conservation issues. The Prairie Research Institute is actively engaged in several landscape designs, each addressing unique challenges and geographies by convening a diverse and collaborative assemblage of state, federal, tribal, and non-governmental organizations. The convened working group then engages in a science-based approach to evaluate every acre of the landscape and identify key locations and creative practices to protect, enhance, and restore resilient, well-connected, and geographically broad ecosystems. The ultimate goal is to promote functions and values essential for water quality, fish and wildlife, and people throughout a given geography. In this seminar I will detail the process being employed to achieve this objective in several contexts, discuss a preliminary suite of ecological, socioeconomic, and cultural conservation targets, and identify expected products that comprise these Landscape Conservation Designs. Finally, we will discuss the overarching objective of these initiatives, which is the effective and efficient leveraging of conservation knowledge, capacities, and resources to achieve and sustain ecosystem functions and values of lands and waters for current and future generations.

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website, www.istc.illinois.edu, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7960708648552810498. ISTC is a part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7960708648552810498


Urban Forestry Full Circle Conference & Networking Event

March 18, 2016
Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL
Type: Conference

Description:

The unique opportunities and benefits of developing and sustaining an urban wood marketplace will be thoroughly explored at "Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle," a conference and table top exhibition.


Contact Information:
Contact: Rich Christianson
Phone: 773 - 822 - 6750
E-Mail: rchristianson@richsonmedia.com
URL: http://www.biochar.illinois.edu/docs/IL-WUT-Full-Circle-Conferenc...


Good Food Festival & Conference

March 24, 2016 - March 26, 2016
UIC Forum, Chicago, IL
Type: Conference

Description:
The Good Food Festival & Conference helps connect financial resources to farms and Good Food businesses; helps grow local procurement capacity; engages local school districts; provides a forum to discuss local, statewide, and national food policy; and educates the public about the importance and impact of Good Food. Unique opportunities arise for growing the Good Food movement with all of these stakeholders networking through conference sessions and trade show exhibits.

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Sustainable Seminar Series - Applications of Gases for Environmental Issues

March 31, 2016
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Sudhir Brahmbhatt - President, Technology Services Inc.

Industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, ozone are important chemicals for the industries as they offer simple and effective solutions with excellent return on investment (ROI) for issues such as productivity, efficiencies, yield, environmental, etc. This presentation is focused on applications of these gases for Environmental issues such as sewage and process water treatment, pH control, drinking and surface water processes, emission from the chemical plants and aerobic fermentation processes, oxidation and high temperature processes, operational safety, repair and maintenance, extraction and pressure applications, etc. in a variety of industries with attractive ROI.

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website, www.istc.illinois.edu, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5205733831727001345. ISTC is a part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5205733831727001345

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Sustainable Seminar Series: Monitoring Sustainability Culture at the University of Michigan: An Overview from a Multi-Year Program

April 12, 2016
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Robert Marans - University of Michigan

The scientific challenges of sustainability on which organizations and cities have focused their efforts represent only part of the necessary social transition to a sustainable society. Universities can play a pivotal role in addressing the more difficult yet critical aspect of the sustainability transition. That role is in creating and maintaining a "culture of sustainability" on university campuses which can serve as a model for what is needed in cities and in the corporate world. Culture of sustainability is defined as a culture in which people are aware of major ecological and environmental challenges, are behaving in sustainable ways, and are committed to a sustainable lifestyle for both the present and future. Therefore, in order to promote a cultural transformation, nothing less than a paradigm shift is needed in society generally, and more specifically in universities, other organizations, and in governmental thinking.

The talk reviews efforts to change the culture of sustainability at the University of Michigan (U-M) and discusses an approach to measuring and monitoring that change over time. The Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (SCIP), initiated in 2012, is intended to inform U-M officials and others responsible for day-to-day operations of the University including its academic programs. Furthermore, it is intended to serve as a model demonstrating how behavioral research can be used to address critical environmental issues within universities, in other organizational settings, and in cities.

Following a review of the SCIP process including the use of surveys of people and buildings, findings to date are summarized as indicators of cultural change.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6659414646753723649


Agricultural Plastics Recycling

April 19, 2016, Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Historically, the rates of recovery and recycling of agricultural plastics have been low as it is cumbersome to handle, difficult to keep clean and rarely meets post-recycling market specifications. However, efficient recycling infrastructure is emerging to help agricultural plastics get to post-recycling markets. This webinar will focus on the development of collection and recycling best practices for managing waste agricultural plastics; and provide examples of local initiatives of agricultural and recycling communities, integration with existing materials management infrastructure, increasing market demand for recovered agricultural plastic, and extended producer responsibility demonstrated by the manufacturers and distributors of agricultural plastics products.

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Water Resilient Cities: Climate Change, Infrastructure, Economies, and Governance in the Great Lakes Basin

April 20, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Type: Conference

Description:
How can cities in the Great Lakes Basin be planned and managed to increase resilience to the disruptions of climate change? A two-day conference for city planners and managers, water resource professionals, water-oriented business and industry leaders, and university researchers will focus on how cities are changing in key sectors of water: water infrastructure systems, water as the basis of economic prosperity (manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and energy), and changing governance and decision making processes. The conference fosters a conversation across important sectors of our cities related to water to identify key knowledge and best practices to share and use to foster integrated water management, water-related economic strategies and collaborative governance.

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Sustainable Seminar Series: Evaluation of Zero Blowdown Cooling Towers with Soft Water Makeup

April 28, 2016
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Charles Curtiss - Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Refrigeration, air conditioning, and process heat removal - ubiquitous operations employed by a variety of sectors - rely on cooling towers to avoid excess heat. The evaporative cooling of these towers, if operated efficiently, performs an indispensable function. However, efficient operation is often not the norm and can result in enormous water waste. Typical barriers to achieving efficient operations include lack of availability of skilled water treatment professionals, need for diligent monitoring, and need for regular use of hazardous chemicals. This project conducted by the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) evaluated a technology offered by Water Conservation Technology International (WCTI) that uses soft water to efficiently maintain and operate cooling towers. Maintaining the cooling towers in this manner would allow for less chemical use and also increase the cycles of concentration, thereby conserving water. The study involved cooling towers at the Champaign Regional Office Building and Chicago Data Center as well as two refrigerated warehouses in Minooka, IL.

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on ISTC's website, www.istc.illinois.edu, for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8406587002068019714. ISTC is a part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8406587002068019714

May 2016
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Sustainable Seminar Series: Drugs Down the Drain: How can we assess and manage the impacts of medicines in the natural environment?

May 3, 2016
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Alistair B A Boxall - Environment Department, University of York, Heslington, York, UK, YO10 5DD

We will probably all use pharmaceuticals at some stage in our life. Following use, pharmaceuticals are excreted into the sewage system and can then pass through sewage treatment plants into surface waters. As pharmaceuticals are biologically active molecules, in recent years there has been increasing interest from scientists and the general public over the potential impacts of pharmaceuticals on aquatic organisms and on humans that consume drinking water containing pharmaceuticals. In this talk, I will explain how pharmaceuticals move from humans to surface waters and drinking water supplies and discuss the implications of the presence of pharmaceuticals in water bodies for ecological and human health. Solutions to minimize the impacts of pharmaceuticals on the environment will also be presented.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7042760475869456385

June 2016
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National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

June 2, 2016 - June 4, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin
Type: Conference

Description:
This biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

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20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

June 14, 2016 - June 16, 2016
Portland, Oregon
Type: Conference

Description:
Held by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, this event is the premier conference on green chemistry and engineering. Hundreds of participants from industry, government, and academia come together every year to share research as well as education and business strategies to ensure a green and sustainable future. The 2016 conference will focus on the theme "Advancing Sustainable Solutions by Design."

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July 2016
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Illinois Renewable Energy Conference

July 21, 2016, Time: 8 am-4:30 pm
Illinois State University, Bone Student Center, Normal, IL
Type: Conference

Description:
The Illinois Renewable Energy Conference will feature plenary session speakers of interest to all areas of renewable energy, plus breakout sessions in tracks on policy, technical information, and case studies for Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biomass, and Energy Efficiency.

Contact Information:

October 2016
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Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) Conference

October 19, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace, Baltimore, MD
Type: Conference

Description:
The influential Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making to accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future. BECC is currently in its tenth year and is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.

The BECC 2016 program will include more than 40 plenary and topic sessions showcasing over 150 presenters selected through a competitive abstract process or invited by the organizing committee, ensuring state-of-the-art information available in no other forum. There will also be poster presentations, workshops, and our traditional fun film festival.


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Illinois Water Conference 2016

October 25, 2016 - October 27, 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illini Union
Type: Conference

Description:
Join us at the Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for plenary and technical sessions highlighting the latest research on issues affecting the state's water resources and systems. Illinois Water 2016 will also include a student poster session and professional development events tailored for undergraduate and graduate participants.

Contact Information:
Contact: Carla Blue
Phone: 217-244-6916
E-Mail: blue1@illinois.edu
URL: http://www.ilwaterconference.org/

Events With No Specific Date
These events either have no dates set yet, or they are schedule upon demand.
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ACI Webcast Training

Web site/computer
Type: Training

Description:

ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) is a non-profit organization, founded on an assembly of people who gathered in Pittsburgh, PA in 1986. They had a common interest in sharing what they understood about making homes energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable, without risk to the residents and building structure. This approach to weatherizing, remodeling, or building came to be known as "House as a System."

ACI offers a Webcast training on a wide array of home building topics. To see a list of upcoming topics and dates, visit their Web site.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-344-4866
URL: http://www.affordablecomfort.org


Advanced Hazardous Waste Management

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:
You will learn:
  • How new and proposed regulations will affect your site
  • How to classify hazardous waste using information you won't find the regulations
  • Exemptions and exclusions that can save you money

Who should attend? Anyone who wants to go beyond the basic RCRA requirements, while meeting the annual training requirement.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


American Chemical Society Webcasts

Online
Type: Training

Description:

The American Chemical Society's webcast Courses provide the same high-quality instruction you expect from ACS, but without the added expense and frustration of travel. The course catalog covers a wide variety of topics and skill levels. A complete list of webcast courses can be found by visiting the Web site.


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Building Energy and Sustainability Technician (BEST)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
The BEST course and certification program was developed to raise the professional standards of those engaged in building energy and sustainability; to improve the practice of building energy and sustainability by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education course of professional development for building energy and sustainability technicians; to identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of building energy and sustainability technicians through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct; and to award special recognition to those energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in building energy and sustainability. BEST candidates must meet pre-qualifications and have work experience established by the independent BEST board and pass the BEST certification exam. The written BEST examination deals with such subjects as: Financial Considerations for Equipment Purchases, Building Utilities, Energy Audits and Instrumentation, Lighting, Energy Savings, HVAC Systems, Heating & Refrigeration Systems, Controls and Compressed Air Systems.

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Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Conference

Description:
Based on the growing demand for qualified professionals, the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification was developed and added to the broad portfolio of professional certifications offered by the Association of Energy Engineers. Rising energy costs and inefficiency in plants and buildings is continually driving the need for trained and experienced energy auditors. The CEA certification is one that identifies professionals as having the required knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the growing field of energy auditing.

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Climate Adaptation Implementation Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

Description:
This multi-year program is for communities who have an existing adaptation plan that has not yet been fully implemented. New participants join a nationwide network of adaptation planning communities and receive customized individual coaching and peer-to-peer assistance to implement their plan.

Need-based scholarships for participating communities are available.


Contact Information:
Contact: Model Forest Policy Program
Phone: (530) 355 -- 9880
E-Mail: jeff@mfpp.org
URL: http://www.mfpp.org/csu/our-programs/implementation_program/


Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

Description:
The Model Forest Policy Program provides training, mentoring, access to new tools and resources, and support to each community in the program to develop a comprehensive climate adaptation plan for their community, region, or geographic territory.

The CSU team and guest presenters break the planning process into step-by-step components providing eight learning module presentations, monthly conference calls, and individual coaching.

Over ten months, each community develops a Forest and Water Climate Adaptation Plan.

Need-based scholarships are available for communities wishing to participate.


Contact Information:
Contact: Model Forest Policy Program
Phone: (530) 355 -- 9880
E-Mail: jeff@mfpp.org
URL: http://www.mfpp.org/csu/our-programs/plan_development_program/


Creating Sustainable Change

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This workshop focuses on how to use the Path to Sustainable Change and connect the few and the many. There are four steps in creating sustainable change. This workshop explains these steps, provides examples -- based in energy efficiency and behavior change - of each, and lets participants practice creating sustainable behavior change in energy efficiency that can be translated into their organizations.

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Developing and Maintaining a Skilled Energy Efficiency Workforce

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
Building a skilled and vibrant workforce that is knowledgeable about energy efficiency requires an ongoing commitment, as well as access to resources that support the continuous development of well-trained workers. This half-day workshop will look at various ways an employer can build and continue to enhance the skills of this workforce--from identifying the needs within the industry itself, to identifying resources available locally and regionally to build and continually improve the workforce, to establishing partnerships that continue to support the skills enhancements of an energy efficiency workforce.

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DOT Hazardous Materials Training

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

  • How to package, mark, and label hazardous materials
  • How to choose the correct DOT shipping name
  • How to complete shipping papers
  • How to load, unload, and placard properly
  • Your responsibilities to ensure hazardous material security
  • Recent changes in the regulations

Who must attend? Personnel responsible for the safe shipment of hazardous materials, including anyone who fills packages, marks or labels containers, completes or signs shipping papers, loads or uloads vehicles, or operates vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.

This course meets DOT requirements for initial and recurrent training.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


Efficient Motor Control

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This training covers maintenance issues around efficient motor control. Topics include how an electric motor works, power factor, load factor, high efficiency motors, higher efficiency mechanical drives, and adjustable speed electric motor drives.

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Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing 3-Course Series

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
Overview of how maintenance contributes to a company's bottom line and how senior management can lead an organization from a reactive to proactive culture creating Reliable Capacity resulting in lower downtime, defects, customer service issues and energy cost. This course clearly shows how effective maintenance increases profit through high productivity, lower energy usage and less rework.

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Federal Energy Management Program First Thursday Seminars

Online
Type: Training

Description:
The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) First Thursday Seminars offer Federal energy, environmental, and fleet professionals online training at no cost by leading experts.

FEMP offers a certificate of completion upon successfully finishing a First Thursday Seminar and submitting an evaluation. Certified FEMP First Thursday Seminars award IACET-accredited continuing education units (CEUs) that are recognized internationally by credentialing associations, licensing bodies, and employers. One hour of study is equivalent to .1 CEU.


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Frontiers in the Environment seminar series

University of Minnesota & online
Type: Event

Description:
Weekly seminar series with topics covering all aspects of the environment and sustainability. Live streaming at http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers.

Contact Information:
Contact: UMn Institite on the Environment
URL: http://www.environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html


GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This course teaches the basics of sustainability and the essential strategies and work practices that make buildings green. The program materials and exam cover the "green gap" between standard trade skills and the new awareness and skills required to successfully implement green building. Individuals with experience in construction and building operations will have an advantage when taking Fundamentals of Building Green and in passing the certificate exam (optional), but anyone with an interest in green building is encouraged to participate. A GPRO certificate presented after a passing exam score, demonstrates that an individual understands green building as it applies to his or her trade and enhances that person's ability to compete for and participate in green jobs.

Those who complete the four-hour training may choose to sit for the optional certification test offered at the end of the training. Certification testing is $75.00 per person and must be paid via check payable to the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter. Certification testing payment is to be given directly to the instructor during the training.


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Greener Campus Webinar Series

Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Campus Ecology's Greener Campus Conference Series gives NWF Campus Ecology members and partners the opportunity to hear from leading practitioners in the field on conservation and sustainability topics and to provide a forum for questions and discussion.

Each conference features three to four speakers and provides a question and answer session to encourage discussion among the participants and speakers.

The site also includes archives of past webinars.


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Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

  • How to determine which of your wastes are hazardous waste
  • Status of the new shop towel rule
  • How to manage universal waste and used oil
  • How to store hazardous waste at satellite and accumulation points
  • How to select the right container for your waste and ensure that it is properly makred, labeled, and sealed
  • How to complete the hazardous waste manifest
  • How to prepare for and respond to emergencies

Who must attend? Annual training is required (40 CFR 265.16) for all personnel who handle hazardous waste. And if you sign a hazardous waste manifes, you also are required to have DOT training.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


High Efficiency Lighting

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This training covers human needs for lighting, lighting terminology and lighting types.

Contact Information:

Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations Webinars (Recordings)


Type: Event

Description:
The DEQ's Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations webinar series is designed to help you understand and comply with the hazardous waste regulations.

There are two 1 hour webinar recordings.


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Key to the Energy Audit: Boiler Efficiency Measurement & Improvement

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
Learn to determine the actual efficiency of existing boilers -- a key measurement in facility energy auditing -- and to diagnose boiler problems. These are valuable techniques for handling customer high-usage complaints. Understand how the efficiency of existing boilers can be improved without replacement or major expenditure, and enhance your customer relationships. Topics include the concept of flue gas analysis, combustion efficiency measurement, combustion efficiency charts, efficiency and saving calculations, how a burner retuning actually done, and case studies

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Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Workshops

Various Locations (check the Web site)
Type: Training

Description:

MREA offers workshops that cover a variety of topics in renewable energy. Come learn from experts in the field about subjects including:

  • wind systems
  • PV-photovoltaics (solar electric)
  • solar thermal systems for domestic hot water and space heating
  • photovoltaic, wind and solar thermal site assessor training and certification.
  • women only workshops
  • biodiesel and veggie oil for diesel vehicles and space heating
  • window quilts
  • masonry heaters
  • energy efficient and alternative construction; women's construction. straw bale, superinsulation techniques, passive solar design, timber framing

Contact Information:

OneNOAA Science Seminars

Webinars, times and dates vary
Type: Event

Description:
This seminar series is an integrated calendar of NOAA science and climate seminars.

Contact Information:

Online Training Available for Hazardous Materials


Type: Training

Description:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations has developed an online eLearning system for Hazardous Materials (HM) training. It will teach the fundamental requirements for preparing HM for transportation as well as the basic requirements for transporting HM on public highways.

This type of training allows you to learn from the comfort of your home or place of work, you can learn at your own pace, it is available 24 hours a day from your computer, and it saves on time, travel, and lodging.

There are 9 modules that comprise the HM E-Learning training, and they do not need to be taken in any specific order. The 9 modules are: Introduction; HAZMAT Table; Shipping Papers; Marking and Labeling; >Placarding; Packaging; Security; Training; and Transportation by Highway.


Contact Information:

SEDAC Energy Efficiency Workshops

Various
Type: Training

Description:
Attend the latest workshop series geared toward facility managers, owners, users, designers, and engineers of commercial buildings, public K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, park districts, libraries, local governments, water and waste water treatment facilities.

Learn about various energy topics and the latest incentives available from DCEO and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, North Shore and Peoples Gas.

Also includes training opportunities from DCEO and other organizations.


Contact Information:
Contact: Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
Phone: 1-800-214-7954
E-Mail: info@sedac.org
URL: http://smartenergy.illinois.edu/training-and-outreach.html


Storm Water Training

webinar recordings
Type: Training

Description:
Four sessions discussing a variety of storm water topics.

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Compliance with IATA and IMO Regulations

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

  • How to safely prepare dangerous goods for air and water transportation
  • How to avoid expensive fines from the FAA and Coast Guard
  • How to comply with DOT requirements for international shipments
  • Essential steps for compliance with IATA and IMO regulations
  • What's new in the 2008 IATA DGR and IMDG code

Who should attend? Anyone involved with classifying, packaging, labeling, marking, or completing shipping papers for air or vessel trapnsportation of dangerous goods.

This course meets your IATA and IMO initial and recurrent training requirements.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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