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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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September 2015
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Life Cycle Assessment as a Green Chemistry Tool: How to use LCA as a resource for minimizing environmental and toxicological impacts

September 1, 2015, Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), is a complex tool that is becoming increasingly common in regulations, standards, and within sustainability programs. Although LCA is a robust and credible way to assess environmental impact, care must be taken when conducting an LCA to ensure that its results are accurate and actionable. This presentation will provide a brief overview on LCA and discuss how it can be utilized successfully as a sustainability tool, especially in regards to green chemistry.

Doug Mazeffa is an Environmental Project Manager for The Sherwin-Williams Company and one of the leading experts on Life Cycle Assessment and environmental impact analysis. Doug has been cited as a sustainability expert in leading media outlets such as BBC, CNN, USA Today, CNBC, NBC, CBS, The Economist, Huffington Post, and Fox News. Doug has authored several texts on sustainability including Learning to Shop Sustainably, The Logical Environmentalist, and multiple Greenopia Green Living Guides. He is also a highly sought after speaker including lecturing at over a half-dozen Universities as well as presenting at numerous national conferences, webinars, radio shows, and television programs. Doug earned his Master's Degree in Corporate Environmental Management from the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and completed his undergraduate work in Environmental Science and Economics at Miami University. Doug currently sits on the board of several companies across the US, is the Research Advisor for Greenopia (of which he was formerly the Research Director), and is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Baldwin-Wallace University.


Contact Information:
Contact: National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5271469229705640194


E-Scrap 2015

September 1, 2015 - September 3, 2015
Orlando, Florida
Type: Conference

Description:
Entering its 13th year, E-Scrap 2015 is where the electronics recycling industry meets. With last year's conference bringing in over 1,300 attendees from more than 35 countries, this year's conference will offer a bustling exhibit hall, tear-down demos, exhilarating series of presentations, sessions and Q and A's featuring the leading industry executives and associations. Learn how to take advantage of the economy to maintain and grow your business from the leading experts in the field of electronics recycling. Speakers will present extensive and detailed industry assessments, including: analyses of stewardship and trends in the U.S. and Canada; e-scrap collection issues; recycling market factors; and legislative and policy considerations. The event will take place September 1-3, 2015 a the the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida. See the conference web site for further details and to register.

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2015 National Brownfields Training Conference

September 2, 2015 - September 4, 2015
Chicago, IL
Type: Conference

Description:
Brownfields 2015 promises something for all levels of stakeholders and practitioners. The conference program includes speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films, and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on.

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Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics Adoption & Applications Summit

September 2, 2015 - September 3, 2015
San Diego, CA
Type: Conference

Description:
The Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics Adoption & Applications Summit will bring Consumer Brand, OEM, and Retail decision makers, together with leading Venture Capitalists, Financiers, Corporate Strategics, Chemical Majors, Specialty, Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemical Companies to provide a detailed overview of the challenges they face in ramping up the adoption of sustainable chemicals and outline the path to commercialization. The event comes to San Diego to showcase the business and investment wants and needs of downstream players and investors, while also outlining new market application opportunities in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, light weighting, composites, adhesives, solvents, coatings and sealants.

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Tribes Fostering Sustainable Behavior - Toolkit for Community-Based Social Marketing

September 3, 2015, Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Community-based social marketing (CBSM) is an alternative approach to encouraging environmentally sustainable behaviors, by effectively combining marketing tools with community engagement techniques.

This webinar will discuss:

  • An overview of Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM).
  • A tribal demonstration of CBSM conducted by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota. By using the CBSM methodology, Fond du Lac successfully increased the recycling rate by 41% at its Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
  • A draft Tribal Community-Based Social Marketing Toolkit, developed by Fond du Lac in collaboration with U.S. EPA Region 5 and Tetra Tech. We are seeking tribes' and other stakeholder input on this draft CBSM toolkit; you are encouraged to provide feedback during the webinar.

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Energy Models 101 for Building Owners, Managers & Tenants: Strategies for Using Iterative Energy Models to Drive Project Savings

September 8, 2015, Time: 2-3 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
This webinar shares strategies and resources building owners, managers, and tenants can use to transform the energy model from a one-time report provided at the end of design to an iterative tool used throughout the design process to drive energy savings. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) will highlight its Building Energy Modeling Guide for Building Owners, DOE will provide a brief primer on modeling, and BBC partner District of Columbia will share case studies demonstrating the value of getting to know your energy model.

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Sustainability Seminar Series: State & Regional Water Supply Planning in Illinois

September 10, 2015
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Walt Kelly - Head of the Groundwater Science Section and Groundwater Geochemist at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Geography-Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In 2006, Governor Blagojevich issued Executive Order 2006-01, which called for the development of state and regional water supply planning under the direction of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Illinois has been divided into ten regions for water supply planning. For each region, a regional water supply planning committee (RWSPC) is formed, comprised of members from major stakeholder groups (e.g., agriculture, industry, mining, environmental, municipal, etc.). The State Water and Geological Surveys are responsible for scientific studies of Illinois' water resources, working closely with the RWSPCs to optimize planning efforts. Plans have been developed for three regions (Northeast Illinois, East-Central Illinois, and the Kaskaskia River Basin). In 2014, funding was made available to start planning in two new regions (Middle Illinois River Basin and Northwest Illinois) and a sub-region (Kankakee River Basin). In this presentation, I will discuss past, current, and future water supply planning activities in Illinois, focusing on scientific work being done at the Water Survey.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4662745508236016642. 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/4662745508236016642


Sustainable Materials Management & Waste Audit Training Workshop

September 14, 2015
Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL
Type: Training

Description:
IL Recycling Association is providing a training workshop for Illinois colleges/universities and building owners/managers, along with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), Harris Consulting, and the Curbside Recycling Expo. Workshop includes expert instruction and peer interaction; Creating or updating a waste reduction / recycling plan; Optimal placement of collection containers and types of containers; Best practices for labeling and reminder-behavior prompts; Hands-on waste audit session; Spreadsheet/database templates for entering/managing data; Analyzing resulting audit data: how can the numbers guide planning, possibly cut costs or earn income? Cost: $50/person, $35/each additional attendee from the same organization.

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Changing How We Think About Our Resources for a Better Tomorrow: How to Donate Surplus Food from K-12 Schools

September 17, 2015
Online (webinar)
Type: Event

Description:
Join the US EPA SMM Web Academy on Thursday, September 17th 2015 at 1:00pm -2:30pm EST / 10:00-11:30 am PST. Every year, Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food. World-wide, 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted. We use 25% of our potable water to grow food that is ultimately lost or wasted. This occurs while 1 in 6 Americans is food insecure. This U.S. EPA-hosted webinar will show K-12 schools how to improve their bottom line, feed hungry people, and reduce wasted food by learning from schools engaged in surplus food donation from school cafeterias. Also, the USDA will clarify its food donation policy and the legal implications of surplus food donation.

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Green Lunchroom Challenge Kickoff Workshop

September 17, 2015, Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Champaign, IL
Type: Training

Description:
Workshop providing an overview of the Green Lunchroom Challenge, presentations on relevant tools and programs, discussions of barriers and opportunities related to food waste prevention and reduction in K-12 schools PLUS a school food service training session 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. Registration for this workshop is limited to 40 participants. Please note that you do NOT need to participate in the workshop in order to participate in the Challenge itself. Interested schools may sign up for the Challenge at any time during the Challenge period (Sept. 1, 2015- April 1, 2016) at www.greenlunchroom.org. This event is FREE. Note that we will be working through the lunch hour. You may bring your own lunch, or select an option for food to be ordered in for you. You MUST bring cash to the workshop, which will be collected to pay for your lunch (no checks or credit cards). We will provide water and coffee; there is a Coke machine outside the conference room. The training presented by Greg Christian will take place during the final two hours of the half-day workshop, and will cover the problem of food waste, multiple barriers to its reduction, front and back of house waste, measurement techniques to identify opportunities for improvement, and a systems approach to waste reduction, drawing on Greg's personal experiences and methods for maintaining a zero waste kitchen. The two hours of in-person training can be counted by school nutrition/food service professionals as continuing education for the USDA Professional Standards which went into effect on July 1, 2015 (See http://www.isbe.net/nutrition/htmls/snp-prof-stds.htm). Attendees will need to keep track of the training agenda, hours, and proof of attendance. ISTC will have a sign-in sheet at the event and can send you an email afterward confirming your presence at the training.

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ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

September 20, 2015 - September 22, 2015
Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, AR
Type: Conference

Description:
The ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource is a biennial event that was first held in 2001. The conference is widely recognized as the premiere event for examining energy efficiency as a strategic and critical utility system resource. The program content will be specifically designed to focus on the issues related to utility-sector energy efficiency policies and programs. Industry leaders will gather to discuss the latest developments in the use of energy efficiency as a key resource for meeting customer and utility system needs and for addressing other critical economic and environmental objectives.

Energy efficiency's importance as a utility resource has never been greater than it is now. The utility industry faces high power plant construction costs and growing cost recovery risks; high and volatile fuel costs; a new wave of environmental compliance costs; mounting concerns about system reliability, and increasing calls for action to address global warming. Energy efficiency is the least-cost response to each of those challenges. Moreover, improving energy efficiency in our homes, businesses and industries reduces energy costs, creates jobs and improves the environment. As a result of all of these factors, many states have now established aggressive energy savings goals, pushing programs to achieve and sustain unprecedented savings.

With these new requirements and goals come a variety of new challenges. The conference will highlight important advances being made in the design and delivery of customer energy efficiency programs, and in the regulatory mechanisms that help make them possible. We will address the many issues facing utilities as they acquire and integrate this resource into their planning and operations.


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Michigan Made: Designing to Sustain the Economy, Environment and Society (Livonia, MI)

September 22, 2015, Time: 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM (Eastern Time)
Laurel Manor, Livonia, MI
Type: Event

Description:
The Second Annual DEQ Sustainable Manufacturing Seminar Series "Michigan Made: Designing to Sustain the Economy, Environment and Society" is being offered again in conjunction with Pollution Prevention Week 2015 at two locations. The seminar focuses on the diverse stakeholder connections and relationships necessary to achieve long-term economic, societal and environmental vitality for Michigan businesses and communities. Thought provoking discussions will be led by Michigan-based companies and leaders who will share perspectives and open discussion exploring both the opportunities and challenges relating to conservation of energy and water, recycling food waste, sustainable product standards and the impact of sustainable enterprise on local economic development.

These events are designed to support the on-going revitalization of Michigan's manufacturing communities through innovation and creative problem-solving to address rapid changes in the local and global marketplace. This includes the framework of the U.S. EPA Economy, Energy, Environment Program.

Cost: $65


Contact Information:
Contact: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Phone: 517-284-6888
E-Mail: bertholda@michigan.gov
URL: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1745738


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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Michigan Made: Designing to Sustain the Economy, Environment and Society (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

September 24, 2015, Time: 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM (Eastern Time)
Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Type: Event

Description:
The Second Annual DEQ Sustainable Manufacturing Seminar Series "Michigan Made: Designing to Sustain the Economy, Environment and Society" is being offered again in conjunction with Pollution Prevention Week 2015 at two locations. The seminar focuses on the diverse stakeholder connections and relationships necessary to achieve long-term economic, societal and environmental vitality for Michigan businesses and communities. Thought provoking discussions will be led by Michigan-based companies and leaders who will share perspectives and open discussion exploring both the opportunities and challenges relating to conservation of energy and water, recycling food waste, sustainable product standards and the impact of sustainable enterprise on local economic development.

These events are designed to support the on-going revitalization of Michigan's manufacturing communities through innovation and creative problem-solving to address rapid changes in the local and global marketplace. This includes the framework of the U.S. EPA Economy, Energy, Environment Program.

Cost: $65


Contact Information:
Contact: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Phone: 517-284-6888
E-Mail: bertholda@michigan.gov
URL: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1746159


Sustainability Seminar Series: Pharmaceutical & Personal Care Products in the Environment

September 24, 2015
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Wei Zheng - Senior Research Scientist, Prairie Research Institute and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

More information coming soon!


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu


18th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference & Tradeshow

September 30, 2015
Plainfield, IN
Type: Conference

Description:
The Partners conference will feature a keynote, three concurrent breakout sessions, and a trade show of exhibitors displaying their products and services to promote P2.

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October 2015
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Sustainable Seminar Series: Plastics Pollution: Where are We & Where are We Going?

October 8, 2015
Webinar: noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Sherri A. Mason - Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator at the State University of New York at Fredonia

More information coming soon!


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu


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


Community-Based Social Marketing Workshops: Chicago, IL

October 12, 2015 - October 15, 2015
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Type: Training

Description:
For over two decades Dr. McKenzie-Mohr, an environmental psychologist, has been working to incorporate scientific knowledge on behavior change into the design and delivery of community programs. He is the founder of community-based social marketing and the author of three books on the topic. One of these books, "Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing," has been recommended by Time Magazine and become requisite reading for those who deliver programs to promote sustainable behavior. He has delivered workshops internationally for over 60,000 program managers. In addition, he has served as an advisor on a broad array of environmental programs, including water and energy efficiency efforts, sustainable transportation initiatives, marine and terrestrial conservation, healthy lifestyles, and waste reduction, among others. A two-day introductory workshop will take place on Oct. 12 and 13 at the Cortelyou Commons Main Hall, Lincoln Park Student Centre, DePaul University (2250 North Sheffield, Chicago, Illinois, 60614). A two-day advanced workshop will immediately follow on October 14 and 15 at the same location. To register and learn more, see https://register.cbsm.com/workshops/chicago-2015.

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Community-Based Social Marketing Workshops: Madison, WI

October 19, 2015 - October 22, 2015
Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Type: Training

Description:
For over two decades Dr. McKenzie-Mohr, an environmental psychologist, has been working to incorporate scientific knowledge on behavior change into the design and delivery of community programs. He is the founder of community-based social marketing and the author of three books on the topic. One of these books, "Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing," has been recommended by Time Magazine and become requisite reading for those who deliver programs to promote sustainable behavior. He has delivered workshops internationally for over 60,000 program managers. In addition, he has served as an advisor on a broad array of environmental programs, including water and energy efficiency efforts, sustainable transportation initiatives, marine and terrestrial conservation, healthy lifestyles, and waste reduction, among others. A two-day introductory workshop will take place on Oct. 19 and 20 at the Edgewood College, Deming Way Campus (1255 Deming Way, Madison, Wisconsin, 53717). A two-day advanced workshop will immediately follow on October 21 and 22 at the same location. To register and learn more, see https://register.cbsm.com/workshops/madison-2015.

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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


Sustainable Seminar Series: Carus Corporation Water Conservation through Softener Feed Water Reduction

October 22, 2015
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Tom Moshage - Senior Process Development Specialist and Project Engineer, Carus Corporation


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu


C for Change: Implementing Your Water Management Plan and Other Best Management Practices

October 22, 2015, Time: 1-3 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
WaterSense's third of four technical training webinars of 2015 for C&I facilities will walk through some of the most cost-effective projects and biggest water savers that can be implemented at your facility. WaterSense will provide an overview of water-efficient operating procedures, retrofits, and replacements in private use restrooms, public restrooms, commercial kitchens, mechanical spaces, and outdoor landscapes. From this webinar, participants should come away with new ideas and more details about water-saving projects to implement at their facility.

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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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Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference

October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL
Type: Conference

Description:
This conference, will provide a regional perspective on the RCRA, air and wastewater compliance issues you care about every day, including enforcement and policy/regulation changes.

Contact Information:

November 2015
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Sustainable Seminar Series:

November 5, 2015
Webinar: noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by David Hughes - Water Research Manager for American Water Company's Office of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship

More information coming soon!


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu


Carbon Management Technology Conference 2015

November 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, TX
Type: Conference

Description:

The 2015 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2015) will focus on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies that provide options for lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining fuel diversity for sustainable growth. CMTC 2015 provides an unbiased platform to present information on carbon management solutions for continued energy and economic growth. This conference is unique in its focus on industry and sustainable/economical CCUS options that are already being performed at large-scale.


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Sustainable Seminar Series: Sustainability at Shedd Aquarium

November 19, 2015
Webinar: noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Aislinn Gauchay - Manager of Great Lakes and Sustainability at Shedd Aquarium

More information coming soon!


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu

December 2015
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Sustainable Seminar Series: TBD

December 3, 2015
noon-1pm at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

TBD


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu

April 2016
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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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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.

Contact Information:

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

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OneNOAA Science Seminars

Webinars, times and dates vary
Type: Event

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

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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.


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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


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