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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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March 2015

PV 320.03 Solar Training Academy

January 17, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Normal, IL
Type: Training

Description:
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes that will walk students through the PV design and installation process. The format of the Solar Training Academy will be MREA's class progression that will include Basic Photovoltaics, PV Site Assessor, Intermediate PV, PV Design Lab and PV Sales and Finance. Classes will be held one weekend each month beginning in January and concluding in early May. Topics of this training will cover PV equipment selection, utility intertied and battery based systems, batteries, mechanical and electrical integration, PV design, PV residential site assessment, National Electric Code, system commissioning, solar financials. Participation in the Solar Training Academy will also include opportunities to meet with professionals in the solar industry. Classes will be held one weekend each month, Saturday and Sunday, from January to May. Upon successful completion of the Solar Training Academy, students will qualify for:
  • Completion of 63 hours of classroom training for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installation Professional and NABCEP PV Technical Sales Professional
  • Sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam
  • Sit for the MREA PV Site Assessor Exam (To sit for the MREA PV Site Assessor Exam, students will need to complete two practice site assessments outside of class.)

The course instructor is Alex Jarvis, of Solar Systems of Indiana. Non MREA Member Price = $ 2,200.00; MREA Member Price = $ 2,000.00. For more information or to register, visit https://www.midwestrenew.org/civicrm/event/info?id=728&reset=1.


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Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable

March 31, 2015 - April 2, 2015
St. Louis, MO
Type: Conference

Description:

The Spring Regional Roundtable meeting has been expanded to a tri-region roundtable hosted by the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR), the Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC), and the Zero Waste Network.

On-Site Training

Build your beverage knowledge with training in pollution prevention (P2) assessments for craft breweries, the fastest growing segment of food processing. Training takes place at Schlafly Bottleworks and includes a walk-through at Saint Louis Brewing Company facility.

Getting to the Essence

Join your peers in a full day of facilitated interaction for P2 technical assistance professionals. We will share innovative program delivery methods; ways to measure P2 results; discuss barriers and benefits of P2 for businesses; and learn about technical assistance best practices, P2 policies, sources of funding, and more.

Green Business Programs

Featuring presenters from our regions and across the country, breakout sessions focus on Green Business Programs, P2 Metrics, Green Chemistry tools for alternatives assessments, and E3 projects (Energy, Economy, and Environment).

P2 and Lean Principles Workshop

Geared for small or large manufacturers or any service provider that uses repetitive processes in their operations, this workshop teaches how to systematically analyze processes to identify the source of material waste or excess time and reduce or eliminate it. TAPs will get a lot of information and tools to assist their clients.


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April 2015
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Sustainable Seminar Series - Bioprocessing of Microbial Biomass: Enabling Sustainable Zero-Discharge Seafood Production

April 2, 2015
Noon-1pm Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by David E. Brune -- Professor of Bioprocess and Bioenergy Engineering, Division of Food Sciences and Bioengineering, University of Missouri at Columbia

U.S. marine shrimp consumption amounts to 1.4 billion lbs/yr. The bulk (86%) of U.S. consumption is imported from Asian suppliers, representing a U.S. deficit cash-flow of nearly $3.2 billion/yr. Asian countries produce over 10 billion lbs/yr of marine shrimp, nearly all grown in ponds fed diets enriched with 5-10% marine fish meal. These farms consume 28% of global fish meal production. This practice is depleting global marine forage fish stocks and driving the price of fish meal to record highs. Furthermore, wastewater discharge from shrimp production ponds in China is 10 times greater than all other industrial waste combined. This unsustainable feeding of marine protein and waste discharge must be replaced with improved technology. In addition, it is critical that technology be made available to U.S. farmers supporting a profit driven U.S. aquaculture industry. Recent University of Missouri research and extension efforts have been directed at development and demonstration of higher-value marine shrimp production in an environmentally friendly zero-discharge system. This effort is based on thirty years of PI experience with development and demonstration of the Partitioned Aquaculture System (PAS), a technique used to increase pond photosynthesis by use of low-speed paddlewheels. The PAS, or modified versions of the PAS referred to as "Split-Ponds," are being installed across the south as the preferred method of catfish culture. These systems are capable of increasing pond fish carrying capacity from 4,000 to nearly 20,000 kg/ha with zero discharge of water to the environment. The key enabling technology, discussed in this presentation, is co-culture of filter-feeding aquatic organisms converting marine algal and bacterial biomass used to maintain zero-discharge water quality into valuable aquatic animal feeds and biofuel co-products.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/502302355428424705. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/502302355428424705


Green Chemistry Case Studies

April 8, 2015, Time: 1-2 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
This webinar will include representatives from Washing Systems and Emery Oleochemicals describing solutions to reduce chemicals used in their products. The keynote speakers include Darlene Florence, Dave Foulkes and Roy Praechter.

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Sustainable Seminar Series - Rubbery Shrubbery: Should We Use Rubber Mulch in Our Landscapes?

April 9, 2015
Webinar noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign, IL)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Linda Chalker-Scott - Extension Horticulturist, Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Washington State University

According to the EPA, we discard 290 million scrap tires annually. Finding a market for these slow-to-decompose materials is desirable, and many innovative uses have been developed, including rubberized asphalt, playground surfaces, and landscape mulches. This webinar will examine the scientific literature behind the efficacy and environmental safety of rubber mulches.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3502265956143542273. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3502265956143542273


Champaign [IL] County Residential Electronics Collection

April 11, 2015, Time: 8:00 AM - Noon
Parkland College, Champaign, IL
Type: Event

Description:
A free countywide residential electronics collection event will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8 AM to noon at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL. The collection will be in Parking Lot M; enter from Duncan Rd. Residents may bring the following electronics items (working or non-working) to the collection event. The limit is 10 items per household.

Computer components:

  • Computers, printers, copiers, monitors*, keyboards, speakers, mice, cables, PDAs
  • Software, CDROM/floppy disks, UPS, tablet computers
  • Computer parts including but not limited to: circuit boards, hard drives, optical drives, power supplies, ribbon cables, RAM
  • Networking equipment, hubs, switches, routers, cables, modems, scanners
  • Ink cartridges
Entertainment:
  • Televisions*, VCRs, radios, stereo equipment, tape recorders, record players, remote controls, MP3 players, compact disc players, e-readers
  • Electronic toys, amplifiers, electronic keyboards
  • Hand-held gaming devices, game consoles, Walkmans, sewing machines
  • Digital cameras, camcorders
Communication Devices and Other Electronics:
  • Cash registers, typewriters, adding machines, calculators
  • Copiers, duplicators, voice recorders
  • Label makers
  • Portable power banks and coin counters
  • Telephones, PBX systems, answering machines, fax machines
  • CB radios, ham radios, cell phones, pagers, Black Berry/Palm Units, GPS units, Bluetooth serial port adapter
  • Rechargeable batteries, battery chargers and adapters, surge strips
  • Video recorders, video monitors, security systems, walki-talkies
Miscellaneous: cables/cords/wire

*not accepted: broken glass cathode-ray-tube televisions or broke glass cathode-ray-tube monitors. For a complete listing of items not accepted, please visit the Champaign County RRR webpage at www.co.champaign.il.us/rrr.


Contact Information:
Phone: 217-328-3313
URL: http://www.co.champaign.il.us/rrr


Planning for Climate Change: Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management

April 14, 2015, Time: noon-1 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Eliana Brown and Lisa Merrifield, IL-IN SeaGrant

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Food Waste Assessment with the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit: Milestone 4: Measuring Impact

April 23, 2015, Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
The final step is to measure the impact of your waste reduction efforts. This webinar will guide participants in using EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM) and other tools to help you measure your success. Additionally, participants will learn about the Food Recovery Challenge, a voluntary opportunity that offers EPA recognition for efforts to reduce wasted food and its impacts.

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2015 Annual Waste Conference: Difficult To Manage Waste Streams

April 30, 2015, Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus (2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523)
Type: Conference

Description:

Please join your peers at our full day seminar which looks at solutions to difficult to manage waste streams. You will learn of the latest information concerning waste management issues, including regulatory updates from Region 5 States. You will hear of the enforcement posture for Region 5 from Leverett Nelson, Associate Deputy Regional Counsel. The leadership of the Lake Michigan States Section chose several topics of interest to our membership to focus our Seminar on.

This event is hosted by the Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section and ISTC is a co-sponsor.


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May 2015
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4th Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference

May 5, 2015 - May 7, 2015
Millenium Biltmore, Los Angeles CA
Type: Conference

Description:
Hosted by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, this important event will be headlined by industry leaders including Matt Petersen, former Global Green CEO and City of LA Chief Sustainabilty Officer, and Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appetit. Not only will conference attendees gain practical knowledge and learn how to create more productive and more efficient businesses, they will also find new business opportunities in the Zero Waste industry. No matter where you are on your Zero Waste journey, the conference will provide educational resources and tools to drive your efforts. This includes a pre-conference day-long training course Tuesday May 5th for business leaders and Zero Waste professionals interested in gaining accreditation by USZWBC as a certified Zero Waste business or as a Zero Waste Business Associate. Pre-conference workshops and tours will also be available.

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National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

May 19, 2015 - May 21, 2015
Firekeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek, Michigan
Type: Conference

Description:
The purpose of the NTF is to provide environmental professionals from tribes, EPA, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, funding, and technical topics in air quality.

All tribal environmental professionals, US EPA representatives, and members of national or local organizations with interests in air quality and climate change issues in Indian Country are encouraged to attend. This conference is designed to allow attendees a venue to share with and learn from one another. Conference highlights include:

  • Virgil Masayesva Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony
  • Special networking sessions
  • Updates on new and upcoming rules and regulations
  • Tribal case studies
  • EPA listening sessions
  • Air quality and health impacts
  • Optional training sessions and site visits the day before the conference
  • The latest on climate change, indoor air quality, and much, much more!

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June 2015
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IGOC Recognition and Awards Celebration

June 11, 2015, Time: 6pm
ISTC, 1 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign, IL
Type: Event

Description:
Join us to recognize the Illinois Green Office Challenge winners and celebrate the accomplishments of all participants.

Contact Information:
Contact: Bart Bartels
Phone: 2172447572
E-Mail: bbartel@illinois.edu


Healthy Planet = Healthy People, Campuses and Communities: 2015 Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference

June 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
Type: Conference

Description:
Campus sustainability is more than greening operations and integrating sustainability into the curriculum. During our 2015 UMACS conference we seek to elevate the conversation around integrating wellness and healthy lifestyles into sustainability to ensure that not only are our campuses and communities sustainable, but that the people within our institutions are also developing healthy and sustainable lifestyles.

Contact Information:
Contact: Erika Bailey-Johnson
E-Mail: ebaileyjohnson@bemidjistate.edu
URL: http://umacs.org/


2015 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

June 24, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Type: Conference

Description:
This Summit offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans, and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically, and environmentally responsible.

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July 2015
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19th Annual ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E)

July 14, 2015 - July 16, 2015
Bethesda, MD
Type: Conference

Description:
The 2015 conference highlights green chemistry and engineering's role in catalyzing innovation. Over three days, a wide array of topics will be covered--with 5 concurrent sessions every morning and afternoon plus a large poster session.

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August 2015
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2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

August 4, 2015 - August 6, 2015
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Type: Conference

Description:
Participants from around the world will gather for two-and-a-half days to discuss technical, policy, financing, and program issues related to increasing energy efficiency in industry.

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Energy Efficiency Exchange 2015

August 11, 2015 - August 13, 2015
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
Type: Conference

Description:
As the nation's largest energy consumer, the federal government has a tremendous opportunity and clear responsibility to lead by example, while working to meet federal and agency-specific energy management objectives. Join project implementation specialists and subject matter experts in addressing the challenges and opportunities of energy consumption, sustainability, energy efficiency, and energy security in and across federal agencies.

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September 2015
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Green Electronics Council Emerging Green 2014

September 22, 2015 - September 24, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Type: Conference

Description:
From September 22-24 in Portland, Oregon, USA, global technology leaders will convene at Emerging Green to discuss the advances, challenges and role of electronics in the circular economy. With the overall theme of "Electronics in the Circular Economy," Emerging Green 2015 will be comprised of multiple tracks that address key issues for electronics and sustainability. Possible focus areas may include "Critical Materials Management," "Next-Gen Products and Sustainability," "E-Waste and Recycling," "Greening with Electronics" and "Electronics and Emerging Economies." Participating in Emerging Green 2015 provides attendees the opportunity to network with and learn from some of the sector's thought leaders in R&D, design innovation and supply-chain sustainability.

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October 2015
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Champaign [IL] County Residential Electronics Collection

October 10, 2015, Time: 8:00 AM - Noon
Parkland College, Champaign, IL
Type: Event

Description:
A free countywide residential electronics collection event will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8 AM to noon at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL. The collection will be in Parking Lot M; enter from Duncan Rd. Residents may bring the following electronics items (working or non-working) to the collection event. The limit is 10 items per household.

Computer components:

  • Computers, printers, copiers, monitors*, keyboards, speakers, mice, cables, PDAs
  • Software, CDROM/floppy disks, UPS, tablet computers
  • Computer parts including but not limited to: circuit boards, hard drives, optical drives, power supplies, ribbon cables, RAM
  • Networking equipment, hubs, switches, routers, cables, modems, scanners
  • Ink cartridges
Entertainment:
  • Televisions*, VCRs, radios, stereo equipment, tape recorders, record players, remote controls, MP3 players, compact disc players, e-readers
  • Electronic toys, amplifiers, electronic keyboards
  • Hand-held gaming devices, game consoles, Walkmans, sewing machines
  • Digital cameras, camcorders
Communication Devices and Other Electronics:
  • Cash registers, typewriters, adding machines, calculators
  • Copiers, duplicators, voice recorders
  • Label makers
  • Portable power banks and coin counters
  • Telephones, PBX systems, answering machines, fax machines
  • CB radios, ham radios, cell phones, pagers, Black Berry/Palm Units, GPS units, Bluetooth serial port adapter
  • Rechargeable batteries, battery chargers and adapters, surge strips
  • Video recorders, video monitors, security systems, walki-talkies
Miscellaneous: cables/cords/wire

*not accepted: broken glass cathode-ray-tube televisions or broke glass cathode-ray-tube monitors. For a complete listing of items not accepted, please visit the Champaign County RRR webpage at www.co.champaign.il.us/rrr.


Contact Information:
Phone: 217-328-3313
URL: http://www.co.champaign.il.us/rrr


2015 Groundwater Foundation National Conference

October 20, 2015 - October 22, 2015
Embassy Suites, Lincoln, Nebraska
Type: Conference

Description:
The 2015 Groundwater Foundation National Conference will serve as a call to action on behalf of groundwater. The future is upon us, and action is needed to identify challenges and develop approaches and solutions to address them. From climate change and growing societal needs to a wide variety of emerging contaminants, each of us will need to be prepared to prevent and mitigate the potential risks to this precious resource.

Contact Information:
Contact: The Groundwater Foundation
Phone: 1-800-858-4844
E-Mail: info@groundwater.org
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/conference.html


AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

October 25, 2015 - October 28, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Type: Conference

Description:

AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education, will convene a diverse group of campus representatives including faculty, students, sustainability officers, staff, administrators and presidents together with business, non-profit, government and community members for a sustainable celebration. In the "City by Nature," a culturally and historically diverse place for thousands of years located on the Dakota homelands, with exquisite green spaces and a cosmopolitan urban culture, we will gather for a look back and into the future to examine:

  • How higher education institutions can come together to lead campus and community transformation on local, regional and global levels
  • How we can work across disciplines and cultures to lead the charge on identifying educational strategies and solutions for advancing campus and community sustainability efforts
  • How we can create learning and teaching opportunities that allow students and community members to work together on current environmental, social and economic issues

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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


Air Quality Training

Webinar Recordings
Type: Training

Description:
Six training sessions dealing with a wide variety of air quality topics.

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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.

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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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