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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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October 2014

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: How to Use FLIGHT to View Reporting Year 2013 Data

October 2, 2014
Webinar, 2-3 pm CDT
Type: Event

Description:
With the release of the Reporting Year 2013 data, EPA will host a technical webinar to showcase the Facility Level Information on Greenhouse Gases Tool (FLIGHT), demonstrate common searches, show how to do custom queries, and highlight new features this year. Other GHGRP data summaries will also be highlighted.

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Sustainable Seminar Series - Trends in Waste and Resource Management

October 2, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Anita Kedia - Senior Business Development Manager, Waste Management Sustainability Services

In a world of finite resources and growing human populations, dramatic changes in the ways we produce and consume goods and services will become more and more imperative. Historical production models favored linear patterns of resource extraction, consumption and disposal, with ecological, climatological and human health consequences as a result. With increasing pressures to change the way they do business, learn why and how companies are making the shift away from traditional, disposable models toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/667594207. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/667594207


The Green Grid Forum 2014

October 7, 2014 - October 8, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Type: Conference

Description:
Seeking forward-looking perspectives from the global authority on resource-efficient ICT? Want an inside view of the newest tools and best practices that are shaping the way companies think about their IT initiatives? Looking for solutions that achieve energy efficiency and sustainability across the entire business-computing ecosystem? Attend The Green Grid Forum 2014 on October 7 - 8, 2014 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, CA. Front-line practitioners, C-level executives, industry experts, and government policy makers convene at The Green Grid Forum to share results and generate ideas that are having a tremendous impact on the industry today and influencing what's to come. Join us to hear their views--and share your own--on what companies are doing to achieve business-oriented resource efficiency that enables economic prosperity and ecologic sustainability.

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Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit and Expo

October 9, 2014 - October 10, 2014
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Rockford IL
Type: Event

Description:
The second annual Ni-Expo is an opportunity to network and share ideas related to the regional growth of Clean Tech Technologies, with sessions of practical importance to our region's small- and mid-sized manufacturers, including:
  • Case Studies: Building/Industrial Technologies and Efficiencies panel discussion, including Brian Imus, Executive Director of U.S. Green Building Council -- Illinois
  • Opening Keynote from Congressman Adam Kinzinger
  • Sessions on successful Clean Tech entrepreneurship examples and opportunities in the Midwest
  • A panel discussion on Clean Tech workforce development
  • Speakers include ISTC's John Mulrow.

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Illinois Water 2014

October 14, 2014 - October 15, 2014
University of Illinois Illini Union, Urbana IL
Type: Conference

Description:
The Illinois Water Conferences are the primary outreach event hosted by IWRC. They are held biennially in Champaign-Urbana, IL and bring together government employees, educators, corporate representatives, citizens groups and NGO members, and scientists.

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Sustainable Seminar Series - The Greenest Region Compact: A Consensus Sustainability Plan for Municipalities

October 17, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Edith Makra - Director of Environmental Initiatives, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Elena Savona - Senior Client Program Manager, CB&I

This presentation will report on fundamental research to enable a strategic update to the Greenest Region Compact by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The Greenest Region Compact (GRC) is a simple pledge, taken by more than one third of all municipalities in the Chicago metropolitan region in 2007 to take action to improve the environment.

The objective is to propose a framework for a new GRC that is modeled on existing municipal sustainability plans; incorporates successful programs, policies, and other indicators of environmental achievement by municipalities; and aligns with goals and strategies of regional, national and global significance. The environmental achievements of 290 municipalities and more than 30 sustainability plans were analyzed providing unique insights into the environmental priorities of the region. Input into the design of the new GRC is welcome.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/316181495. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/316181495


Basics of School Integrated Pest Management

October 21, 2014
Webinar, 1-2:30 pm CDT
Type: Event

Description:
School experts from around the country have been brought together to teach you the Basics of School IPM.The webinar will begin with what school IPM is, why it is important, how to implement IPM and where and when to utilize IPM practices. A discussion of how to monitor for pests and its importance, pest exclusionary practices , and details regarding sanitation and maintenance of waste and recycling areas will ensue. This will be followed by a discussion of the most pest challenges area in schools -- the kitchens/cafeterias. Then you will be lead through a virtual walkthrough of a school, pointing out other potential pest prone areas. Q & A will follow.

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E-Scrap Conference 2014

October 21, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Orlando, FL
Type: Conference

Description:
Join more than 1,300 attendees and over 125 exhibiting companies at E-Scrap 2014, the largest electronics recycling conference in North America.

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28th Annual Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony

October 23, 2014
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Type: Event

Description:
Since 1987, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) has presented Governor's awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. Sustainable technology encompasses any technique or technology that reduces the amount of and/or toxicity of pollutants that would have otherwise been released into the environment. Sustainability includes processes such as raw material and solvent substitution, preventive maintenance programs, beneficial reuse of by-products, waste reduction and recycling, and implementation of programs that support pollution prevention (e.g. ISO 14001).

The award ceremony and technical symposium will be held on October 23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.


Contact Information:
Contact: Irene Zlevor
Phone: (630) 472-5016
URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/2014_award_ceremony.cfm


Brownbag Seminar - Brazilian Waste Panorama (Municipal Solid Waste, Petroleum Coke, Coal, & and E-Waste)

October 24, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Everson Talgatti -- CEO/President and Stephan Hardt -- New Business Director; both from MRG Solutions, Brazil

Join us for a look at waste management in Brazil. The presenters will give an introduction to the new law - Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos (PNRS) 12.305 - which was effective August 2014. The National Solid Waste Policy in Brazil establishes principles, objectives, instruments and guidelines for management and solid waste management, the responsibilities of generators, the government, and consumers as well as the applicable economic instruments.

They will also discuss the market panorama for:

• Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

• Petroleum Coke

• Coal

• E-Waste

In addition, the seminar will detail the best practices in doing business in Brazil in the waste sector.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/652497711. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/652497711

November 2014
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Airports Going Green Conference

November 3, 2014
Westin River North, Chicago, IL
Type: Conference

Description:
The annual AGG Conference serves as a valuable tool for the Chicago Department of Aviation to educate industry experts, airport and airline professionals, contractors, consultants, environmentalists, and the press on its industry-leading sustainability efforts. Chicago was one of the first in the nation to develop sustainability guidance for airports and the AGG Conference has served as a forum for discussion of the CDA's sustainability guidance. The conference also provides an opportunity to learn about innovative sustainability initiatives taking place at other airports in the U.S. and abroad. The CDA has utilized the AGG format to capitalize on industry expertise to maintain its industry-leading focus.

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Sustainable Seminar Series - Advancing Sustainability: Organizing for Success, Setting Goals, and Measuring Progress

November 7, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Ronald Meissen - Senior Director of Sustainability, Corporate Environment, Health, and Safety at Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Many companies are advancing comprehensive sustainability programs and expanding sustainability expectations throughout their value chain. These programs can help engage employees, drive innovation and build a competitive advantage. Ron Meissen will provide an overview of Baxter's sustainability program, including Baxter's executive-level sustainability steering committee, global sustainability priorities and 2015 goals, example of the annual goal setting process and discuss team member responsibilities/accountability. The general process of preparing Baxter's annual Sustainability Report will be reviewed, as well as, reporting to an international reporting standard, independent third party assurance of various sections and verification of Baxter's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The components of Baxter's Environmental Financial Statement will be reviewed. Examples will be provided of stakeholders/institutional investors gathering detailed sustainability-related information on companies and using this information to evaluate company sustainability performance. Also examples will be presented of Baxter's recent efforts to increase the use of renewable energy and reduce GHG emissions. All seminar attendees will receive a copy of Baxter's 2013 Sustainability brochure and Environmental Financial Statement.

"Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. For 2013 Baxter's sales were $15.3 billion with approximately 61,500 employees."

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/535225327. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/535225327


International Computer Refurbisher Summit (ICRS)

November 10, 2014 - November 12, 2014
The Westin Denver Downtown, Denver, CO
Type: Conference

Description:
This year will be the 11th annual International Computer Refurbisher Summit (ICRS). ICRS provides an opportunity for people working in the computer recycling and reuse fields to meet each other, learn about new developments and discuss the best practices of some of the top Refurbishers in the world.

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2014 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

November 12, 2014
Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Type: Conference

Description:
This year will mark the sixth Michigan "GreenUp" Conference, designed to be a valuable experience for sharing information, networking, and learning. This year's theme is Cultivating Next Generation Solutions. Green chemistry and engineering are about designing, innovating, and manufacturing what's next and developing less hazardous, more effective materials, processes, and products. Green chemistry and engineering can help businesses create new markets, reduce costs, increase safety, and gain a competitive edge.

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Sustainable Seminar Series - L&C Sustainability: Strategies for a carbon neutral campus

November 13, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Nate Keener - Director of Sustainability at Lewis and Clark Community College

In 2007, Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). In 2009, L&C completed a carbon footprint study and created their Climate Action Plan (CAP). L&C's CAP is a comprehensive in laying the foundation for all the work coming out of the Office of Sustainability. It sets "Carbon Neutrality by 2058" as a goal and establishes the Green Oversight Committee to oversee progress toward this goal. It focuses on six broad categories of action: Energy Conservation Measures; Renewable Energy Sources; Waste Reduction; Commuting/Campus Fleet; Policy/Behavior Change; Education/Outreach/Research. In the last several years, the college has been recognized by state and national partners for their efforts, receiving the Governor's Sustainability Award in 2011 and 2013, the Governor's Sustainability Compact Gold Level, and The US Water Prize in 2011. They have seen continued progress toward their sustainability goals, achieving reductions in greenhouse gases every year since formalizing their commitment. This presentation will provide a snapshot of successful projects undertaken by the college, identify key stakeholders that motivated the campus toward change, and challenges and opportunities that may confront other colleges that wish to set similar goals.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/800060703. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/800060703


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Tool Selector Kit

November 19, 2014
Webinar, 1 pm CST
Type: Event

Description:
Presenter: Jonathan Rivin, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Contact Information:

December 2014
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Sustainable Seminar Series - Sustainability Planning and Climate Change Considerations

December 4, 2014
noon to 1:00 PM at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Donald Fournier - BEAP, CEM, LEED AP; Energy Consultant for Illinois Association of County Board Members and Commissioners

Planning for climate change -- mitigation and adaptation are both necessary for our future. A broader context for sustainability planning is now required. This presentation addresses these issues providing ideas and concepts that need to be incorporated into our sustainability plans, ensuring our efforts are effective, persistent, and adaptable to future surprises.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/680225343. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Nancy Holm
Phone: 217-244-3330
E-Mail: naholm@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/680225343


2014 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference

December 7, 2014 - December 10, 2014
Grand Hyatt, Washington DC
Type: Conference

Description:
BECC is the premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.

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Initial Results from Evaluating the IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide Using Copper Boat Data

December 9, 2014
Webinar, 1 pm CST
Type: Event

Description:
Presenter: Alex Stone, Washington Department of Ecology

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January 2015
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P2: Increase Profits Reduce Pollution

January 13, 2015 - January 14, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Type: Conference

Description:

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2015 Energy and Climate Change Conference and Energy Education Summit

January 27, 2015 - January 29, 2015
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Crystal City VA
Type: Conference

Description:
For climate change, this is time of urgency, big ideas, and hope. 2015 will be a year of decisions -- particularly at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris.

The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system. It will emphasize putting ideas into action - moving forward on policy and practice.

Amory Lovins will present the John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture.


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February 2015
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Midwest Bio-Economy and Safer Products Summit: Regional Innovations Solving Global Problems

February 19, 2015
Pohlad Hall (2nd level), Minneapolis Central Library, downtown Minneapolis
Type: Conference

Description:
The Midwest Bioeconomy and Safer Product Summit will examine green chemistry, innovation and sustainability initiatives and will provide lessons learned from market pioneers on getting ahead of the regulatory curve via product and brand innovation and from business entrepreneurs on commercializing biobased chemical production. The event will also provide the networking necessary to thrive in this new era of consumer goods and will bring together academia and governmental decision makers with nationally recognized consumer brands, manufacturers, retailers, regulators and green chemistry experts to provide the timeliest information on the rapidly evolving state, federal and international chemical legislation landscape.

Contact Information:
Contact: Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum
URL: http://www.greenchemistrymn.org/events/midwest-bio-economy-and-sa...


Plastics Recycling Conference 2015

February 24, 2015 - February 25, 2015
Dallas, TX
Type: Conference

Description:
Plastics recycling has emerged as a diverse and technically demanding field that is one of the multi-billion recycling industry's fastest growing sectors. With an eye on creating an dynamic and lucrative forum for buyers, sellers and processors, big and small, the Plastics Recycling Conference boasts distinguished speakers and panels discussing the latest trends and market analysis, as well as a bustling exhibit hall, where attendees can make contacts and cement new business relationships. Plastics Recycling 2014 reached over 150 exhibitors and over 1,700 attendees from 36 countries. Plastics Recycling 2015 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas, February 24-25, 2015, and will cover the latest resin market analysis, new equipment and technology, legislative developments, and much more.

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March 2015
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30th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management

March 15, 2015 - March 18, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Type: Conference

Description:

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August 2015
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2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

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

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

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

Web site/computer
Type: Training

Description:

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

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


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


Advanced Hazardous Waste Management

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

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

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

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


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


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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Chicago Center for Green Technology Green Technology University

445 N. Sacramento Blvd, Chicago IL
Type: Event

Description:
GTU seminars are taught by industry professionals on a range of sustainable topics and are open to the public. Attendees can earn certificates in seven different areas. The Chicago Center for Green Technology is a registered American Institute of Architects CES provider.

Contact Information:
Contact: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Phone: 312-746-9642
URL: http://chicagogreentech.org/green-tech-u-classes/schedule-and-reg...


Climate Adaptation Implementation Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

Need-based scholarships for participating communities are available.


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


Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

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

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

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


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


Creating Sustainable Change

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Developing and Maintaining a Skilled Energy Efficiency Workforce

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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DOT Hazardous Materials Training

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

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

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

This course meets DOT requirements for initial and recurrent training.

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


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


Efficient Motor Control

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing 3-Course Series

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Federal Energy Management Program First Thursday Seminars

Online
Type: Training

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

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


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Frontiers in the Environment seminar series

University of Minnesota & online
Type: Event

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

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


GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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


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Greener Campus Webinar Series

Webinar
Type: Event

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

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

The site also includes archives of past webinars.


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Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

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

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

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


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


High Efficiency Lighting

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations Webinars (Recordings)


Type: Event

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

There are two 1 hour webinar recordings.


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Key to the Energy Audit: Boiler Efficiency Measurement & Improvement

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Workshops

Various Locations (check the Web site)
Type: Training

Description:

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

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

Contact Information:

OneNOAA Science Seminars

Webinars, times and dates vary
Type: Event

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

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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


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

P2Rx

One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; glrppr@istc.illinois.edu