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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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May 2016

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


Donating and Receiving Wholesome, Excess Food in School Meals Programs

May 4, 2016, Time: 1-2 pm CDT
Online (webinar)
Type: Event

Description:
The USDA encourages a reduction of food waste in our school meals program, prioritizing proper menu planning, reusing leftovers, implementing Smarter Lunchrooms Movement strategies, and organizing share tables. After food waste reduction measures have been tried or implemented and there is still excess, wholesome food, USDA supports its donation to local hunger relief organizations as long as the donations comply with State and local health regulations. Join this webinar to hear from schools that not only have successfully implemented food donation programs in their cafeterias to reduce wasted food and feed hungry families, but have used the program to educate their students about the impacts of wasted food. The webinar will also feature examples of schools receiving donations of fresh produce from local grocery stores to use in afterschool feeding programs. Food donation in schools can be a two-way street! Lastly, hear about a great new tool that can help schools donate their excess food and receive excess food easier.

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Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Symposium

May 5, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Ithaca, NY
Type: Conference

Description:
The 6th Annual Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Symposium is a 2-day workshop offering insights into the Smarter Lunchrooms theory, principles, application and evaluation. Registration for this workshop is entirely FREE! Space is limited to 150 participants. The symposium begins Thursday evening at 6PM with a reception and work through Saturday at 3pm. Detailed agenda available soon on the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement web site. Register online at the URL provided.

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Knowledge in the Air: The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function

May 11, 2016, Time: noon-1:30 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Join Joseph G. Allen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Piers MacNaughton, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Usha Satish, State University of New York (SUNY)--Upstate Medical University as they present landmark indoor air quality research findings. Participate in a live question and answer session with the presenters following the webinar.

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2016 Annual Waste Conference: Changing Landscape of Waste Management

May 17, 2016, Time: 8 AM to 5 PM
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Type: Conference

Description:

Please join your peers at our full day seminar which looks at solutions to the changing landscape of waste management. You will learn of the latest information concerning waste management issues, including regulatory updates from Region 5 States.

A&WMA-LMSS's conference is designed for everyone in the waste industry with a special emphasis on regulatory matters and how to implement innovative solutions and proven methodologies for working with waste. Prominent leaders from government, industry, law and consulting will provide attendees with information and insights on a wide range of waste topics while attendees will have an opportunity to network and meet with other professionals who share similar interests.


Contact Information:
Contact: Robin Pelsis
Phone: (847) 202-0418
E-Mail: robin.pelsis@LMAWMA.org
URL: http://vmrtechnologies.net/lmawma/Waste2016.pdf


Principles of Sustainable Product Design

May 19, 2016, Time: 1-2:30 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
How do the principles of green chemistry and engineering inform sustainable product design? Application of these principles ensures that products use materials that are safe, that can flow in a circular economy, and that have a beneficial impact on natural resources. Three leading experts will each explain one of the three main branches of the Design Principles for Sustainable and Green Chemistry and Engineering and link these to successful business examples: 1) Maximize resource efficiency: David Constable (Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute). 2) Eliminate and minimize hazards and pollution: Lauren Heine (Executive Director, Northwest Green Chemistry). 3) Design holistically and use life cycle thinking: Kathy Hart (Senior Project Manager, US EPA Design for the Environment).

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Optimizing Water Usage - Strategies to increase water efficiency and conservation

May 19, 2016, Time: 10 am-11 am CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Water efficiency activities can be an important strategy to buffer the trend of rising utility costs and conserve our important water resources for other users and environmental services. This webinar will cover available resources to assist with auditing and retrofitting buildings to optimize water usage as well as a case study to showcase how water saving efforts can be accomplished.

Contact Information:
Contact: Michigan DEQ Sustainability Series
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/463794169861639425

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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Waste Reduction and Recycling -- Making the Right Choices

June 16, 2016, Time: 10 am-11 am CDT

Type: Event

Description:
Recycling and waste reduction is not just about dumpster dives and weights anymore. The now "holistic approach" includes an assessment of the material stream. Programs are changing as material choices, commodity markets, goals and customer expectations are being challenged. A culture of sustainability is about the choices up front that influence the end result. How can "change" including a different way of thinking and collaborative solutions affect your recycling and waste program?

This webinar is geared towards small business leaders and professionals who are interested in developing or improving their organization's current waste reduction and recycling programs.


Contact Information:
Contact: Michigan DEQ Sustainability Series
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7476793791350572545


SBA Manufacturers' Summit

June 16, 2016, Time: 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College (1200 W. Algonquin Road Palatine, IL)
Type: Conference

Description:

The theme for the this summit will be "Automation for Manufacturers of All Sizes: Efficiency & Evaluation First." For more information and to register for the event please visit the website.


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Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

June 19, 2016 - June 21, 2016
Embassy Suites Hotel, Huntsville, AL
Type: Conference

Description:

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs Unit at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) and its partners cordially invite you to participate in the SerPIE One Health Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) to be held June 19-21, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama.

The One Health Conference is an interdisciplinary conference that brings experts together in the areas of human, animal, and environmental health to discuss current research and Extension activities being undertaken to minimize societal and environmental impacts of PPCPs. It will offer an array of dynamic keynote speakers, presentations, exhibits, and opportunities to discuss current PPCP issues.


Contact Information:
Contact: Paul Okweye
Phone: 256-372-8331
E-Mail: paul.okweye@aamu.edu
URL: http://www.aces.edu/urban/forestry/SerPIE/OneHealth/index.php

July 2016
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2016 Illinois Recycling Association Conference

July 21, 2016, Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
Radisson Aqua Blu Hotel, Chicago, IL
Type: Conference

Description:

Join the Illinois Recycling Association in celebrating 36 years of Illinois' sustainable economy


Contact Information:
Contact: Mel Nickerson
Phone: 312-952-1238
E-Mail: info@illinoisrecycles.org
URL: http://www.illinoisrecycles.org/events/2016-conference/


Introduction to Green Chemistry

July 21, 2016, Time: noon-1 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Design for Environment (DfE) is the recognition that the environmental impacts of a product over its entire life cycle is largely determined at the design phase. DfE should form the foundation for a strong sustainability program, specifically for product stewardship. Green Chemistry, defined as a set of principles to minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances during the manufacture of product, is essentially the application of DfE at the molecular level. A central tenet of Green Chemistry is that hazard (i.e. negative impacts on human health and the environment) should be viewed as a design flaw.

Green Chemistry is a transformational approach to pollution prevention that can make your business more sustainable and, when integrated into the material innovation & exploration stage of new product development, can further lead to business opportunities through innovative design of products and processes. This webinar will provide a basic primer of the principles of Green Chemistry and a discussion of how Green Chemistry can be incorporated into your sustainability strategy.

Audience: This webinar is geared to professionals tasked in developing business sustainability programs as well as Research & Development staff or Project Managers creating new products or processes.


Contact Information:
Contact: Michigan DEQ Sustainability Series
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5836687481544554753


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:

August 2016
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2016 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum

August 15, 2016 - August 18, 2016
Mohegan Sun Resort, Uncasville, CT
Type: Conference

Description:

The forum will feature special trainings, field trips, and breakout sessions focused on solid/hazardous waste management, brownfields, UST/LUSTs, Superfund sites, and emergency response. This will also be the second time we include breakout sessions, trainings and field trips related to tribal water programs -- water quality, drinking water, and habitat restoration (including wetlands, streams and fisheries).

On Wednesday, August 17, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm we will be organizing a special "Multi-Media Meetup" session at the TLEF. This is an opportunity for tribes, federal agencies, private companies, students, non-governmental organizations, and other entities to set up information tables, display posters, and share information on their activities. This special networking opportunity will allow all the TLEF attendees to gather together and learn more about exciting projects occurring around the country.


Contact Information:
Contact: Todd Barnell
Phone: 1-928-523-3840
E-Mail: Todd.Barnell@nau.edu
URL: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/Conferences/confr_tlef

September 2016
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89th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference

September 24, 2016 - September 28, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
Type: Conference

Description:
WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today. Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking among registrants.

Contact Information:
Contact: Tangela Williams
Phone: 877-933-4734
E-Mail: registration@wef.org
URL: http://www.weftec.org/exhibition/page.aspx?id=207

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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Green Business Engagement National Network Summit

October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
Type: Conference

Description:
At the 2016 Summit, GBENN looks to build upon its strong foundation to grow and scale network impact nationally. Our objectives include:
  • Strengthen the dialogue and advance collaborative opportunities that began at the 2013 Summit;
  • Share best practice information across programs and foster collaboration that advances the unique objectives of green business programs;
  • Advance strategic development goals of the Green Business Engagement National Network - driving greater network impact;
  • Create collaborative programming that strategically stimulates network growth; and
  • Engage new green business engagement programs in the network, fostering networking and relationship-building between programs.

Contact Information:
Contact: Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN)
Phone: (847) 530-0199
URL: http://gbenn.org/


2016 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities

October 19, 2016 - October 21, 2016
Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC
Type: Conference

Description:
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), which supports and promotes emergency planning and provides the public with information about releases of toxic chemicals in their community through the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Join us for presentations, panels, discussions, exhibits, and networking opportunities as we celebrate TRI's 30th birthday and look ahead to the next 30 years of community right-to-know.

The TRI Program provides information on industrial releases and other waste management of toxic chemicals and what industrial facilities are doing to prevent pollution in communities. This conference is the TRI Program's main public outreach and training event, bringing together EPA, localities, states, tribes, federal agencies, companies, community groups, researchers, and non-governmental organizations.


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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/


Airports Going Green 2016

October 31, 2016 - November 2, 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Type: Conference

Description:
The annual AGG Conference serves as a valuable tool for the CDA to educate industry experts, airport and airline professionals, contractors, consultants, environmentalists, and the press on its industry-leading sustainability efforts.

The conferences have featured the airlines' perspectives on sustainability, nationally and internationally recognized airport leaders, and case studies on topics ranging from the use of emerging technologies, research, and funding; increased attention on green roofs, wind turbines, alternative renewable energy such as photovoltaic and geothermal; use of alternative fuels; waste reduction and recycling initiatives; and the design, construction, and commissioning of LEED-certified terminals.


Contact Information:
Contact: Natalie Fleet
E-Mail: Natalie.Fleet@aaae.org
URL: http://www.aaae.org/AGG2016

November 2016
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Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony

November 1, 2016
Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL
Type: Event

Description:

Since 1987, the Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award has recognized private and public Illinois organizations who have implemented outstanding and innovative sustainable techniques or technologies, demonstrating a commitment to sustaining our environmental, social and economic health.

Governor's Sustainability Award winners are an elite group of committed leaders reducing environmental impact, contributing to the growth of a more sustainable Illinois economy. By prioritizing sustainability throughout their operations, programs, technology, products and company culture, they serve as a model within their industry and community.

Each year, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center honors Illinois Governor Sustainability Award winners at an Awards Ceremony in the fall. Organizations that attend the Award Ceremony have an opportunity to interface and network directly with leading sustainable organizations, speakers and keynotes and learn more about how organizations throughout Illinois are implementing sustainability.


Contact Information:
Contact: Deb Jacobson
Phone: 630-472-5019
E-Mail: djacobso@illinois.edu
URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/govs_awards.cfm


Disruptive Innovation Festival

November 7, 2016 - November 25, 2016
Online
Type: Event

Description:

The DIF brings together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy. Over three weeks, using a mix of online and face to face events, participants have an abundance of opportunities to explore the economy through a different lens. We want to share all the ways you and our partners are challenging the linear 'take make and dispose' model of the economy, replacing it by a more prosperous regenerative and circular economy - is this the ultimate disruption?


Contact Information:

May 2017
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National Adaptation Forum

May 9, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Type: Conference

Description:
The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation awareness and planning to adaptation action.

The Forum includes opportunities for professional development through formal trainings, facilitated practitioner presentations, and informal exchange of information all at a single venue. This event affords attendees the opportunity to learn more about how to make their work climate smart, share what they have learned with others, and develop a stronger network to be climate savvy in all that they do.


Contact Information:
Contact: National Adaptation Forum
URL: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.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 in 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 Environmental Resource Center 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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Environmental Communication For Behavior Change

Online, Spring 2017
Type: Training

Description:
This course provides environmental professionals with a practical introduction to the strategies, methods, and tools of environmental communication that effectively lead to changes in behavior, primarily using social marketing. The field-based skills gained through this course will benefit all practicing environmental professionals faced with the challenge of changing behaviors.

Most often environmental professionals face problems and apply well-developed planning, management, engineering, and scientific principles to address their problems. The premise of this course is that most environmental problems are caused by human behavior and have long-term implications. To address and create long-term solutions to these problems, behavior needs to change. The newly emerging field of environmental communication brings together a set of behavior change tools that can help with environmental enforcement, compliance with regulations, and desired changes in behavior when no policy or law exists to force that behavior. Students will be exposed to the very fast growing set of resources -- papers, publications, case studies, people, and programs that offer assistance in addressing behavior change questions. Students will develop a plan targeted to one specific audience and aimed at changing one behavior.

The course is seven weeks in length and is taught in an entirely online, distance learning format, with both asynchronous and synchronous portions. No campus visits are required. Depending upon enrollment, we anticipate offering 1-2 times each week that you can interact with instructors and classmates via WebEx (note: last year, we offered 1 session each Monday 5:00-6:00 PM EDT).

A different theme within the topic of environmental communication will be addressed each week.


Contact Information:
Contact: Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
E-Mail: del@nicholas.duke.edu
URL: https://nicholas.duke.edu/programs/execed/courses/environmental-c...


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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Green Lunchroom Challenge Kickoff Training Materials

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Champaign, IL
Type: Training

Description:

On September 17, 2015, a Green Lunchroom Challenge Kickoff Workshop and Training was held at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center in Champaign, IL. This session provided an overview of the Green Lunchroom Challenge, presentations on relevant tools and programs, and a group discussion of barriers and opportunities related to food waste prevention and reduction in K-12 schools. A free school food service training session was also presented by Greg Christian, Founder and CEO of Beyond Green Partners, a food service and consulting company focused on nutritional and environmental impacts of school food.

The presentations and training were videotaped to enable schools unable to attend, or which learned of the Challenge after the kickoff, to benefit from the information shared. Videos and PDF versions of the presenter's slides are available. Also, a summary of the group discussion focused on barriers and opportunities to prevent and reduce food waste in K-12 schools is provided. Our goal is to help schools fight food waste while providing nutritious meals and meeting legislative requirements; your input helps us ensure we're providing the necessary support and assistance.


Contact Information:
Contact: Joy Scrogrum
Phone: 217-333-8948
E-Mail: jscrogrum@illinois.edu
URL: https://www.greenlunchroom.org/kickoffMaterials.cfm


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.


Contact Information:

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

There are three approximately 1 hour webinar recordings.


Contact Information:

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

Contact Information:

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:

Online Training in Watershed Management

Online
Type: Training

Description:
Watershed Academy Web, is the program's distance learning program. The website offers a variety of self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field. The modules are organized by the six themes listed below. Modules vary in the time they take to complete, from ½ hour to two hours. Fifteen of them (marked with asterisks *) are the core modules for the Watershed Academy Certificate Program.

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


SERDP & ESTCP Webinar Series

Webinars: 11 AM - 12:30 CDT
Type: Event

Description:

SERDP and ESTCP have launched a webinar series to promote the transfer of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions developed through projects funded in five program areas. The webinar series targets Department of Defense and Department of Energy practitioners, the regulatory community and environmental researchers with the goal of providing cutting edge and practical information that is easily accessible at no cost.

Live webinars will be held every two weeks on Thursdays. Most webinars will feature two 30-minute presentations and interactive Q&A sessions. The upcoming webinar schedule is on the website. Archived presentations (slides and audio) from past webinars are also available.


Contact Information:

Storm Water Training

webinar recordings
Type: Training

Description:
Four sessions on the Michigan DEQ's website discussing a variety of storm water topics.

Contact Information:

Sustainable Water Management Conference


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...


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


WaterSense & Energy Star webinar series


Type: Event

Description:

WaterSense is teaming up with ENERGY STAR to host a new webinar series in the United States on water and energy efficiency for commercial and institutional facilities. Each webinar features content from WaterSense at Work and ENERGY STAR resources that can help organisations save water, energy, and money in different areas of their facilities.


Contact Information:
Contact: WaterSense Helpline
Phone: 866-987-7367
E-Mail: watersense@epa.gov
URL: https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/commercial/tools.html#tabs-webina...


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