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WBNR: Teaching Systems Thinking to Fill the Climate Literacy Gap 12:15 pm
WBNR: Teaching Systems Thinking to Fill the Climate Literacy Gap @ REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2157232300557877507
Jun 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
What will it take to produce a workforce that understands the relationships between environmental, social, and business factors so we can better address the risks of climate change in the coming years? A number of interrelating systems comprise each factor so incorporating systems thinking into the public and private educational systems should result in graduates better prepared to understand the interrelationships and make or contribute to better climate decisions and policies. In this 90 minute webinar join leaders from education,…
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WBNR: Women in Green Cleaning 1:00 pm
WBNR: Women in Green Cleaning @ REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/hY8se1
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
What are the unique challenges facing women in the cleaning industry? What are some of the ways women can help mentor and support each other to help grow the green cleaning movement? Let’s take a look at these questions—and more—in this important discussion with some of Healthy Schools Campaign’s strongest champions. The Women in Green Cleaning panel will feature some of the most inspiring and hard-working women leading the field of green cleaning right now. Each woman will discuss her…
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WBNR: Chemical Footprint Project 10:00 am
WBNR: Chemical Footprint Project @ REGISTER HERE: https://www.chemicalfootprint.org/news/event/the-power-of-chemical-footprinting
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Explore the value of calculating your company’s chemical footprint by hearing how one company, Radio Flyer, took this on for the first time. The webinar will highlight Pure Strategies’ report, The Power of Chemical Footprinting. The speakers will provide tips and insight on how to get the most value from the Chemical Footprint Project.
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WBNR: The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention 1:00 pm
WBNR: The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention @ REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5932990414509054467
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Speakers from EPA Region 1, the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (MA OTA), and the insurance firm FM Global will explain how businesses can manage hazardous chemicals safely so that they are not at risk of release during a flood or other natural disaster. We are conducting this webinar in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (MA OTA). During the webinar, Tiffany Skogstrom of MA OTA will describe online maps and assistance resources for disaster preparation and toxics…
WBNR: Rethinking Thinking about Sustainability Curriculum 2:00 pm
WBNR: Rethinking Thinking about Sustainability Curriculum @ REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/VUy8rq
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
If a snap of the fingers could reverse the environmental destruction of the past 400 years, we would start repeating our mistakes tomorrow, unless we have changed. The environmental crisis is a symptom of human thinking and we need to think differently to resolve it. Split brain science is explained from major findings of “The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” (2009, Yale University Press), by psychiatrist and clinical psychologist Iain McGilchrist,…
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WBNR: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System 12:30 pm
WBNR: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System @ REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/SkdujS
Jun 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The National Environmental Health Partnership Council and the American Public Health Association are proud to present Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System webinar on June 8, 2017 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT. We all deserve to live in healthy environments with clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and free from physical hazards. This webinar will complement the release of the Environmental Health Playbook: Investing in a Robust Environmental Health System report. Experts from the environmental health…
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R7P2RT Bi-monthly call 10:00 am
R7P2RT Bi-monthly call
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Region 7 P2RT bi-monthly GTM Please join our regional meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/884063429 You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Long distance): +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 884-063-429 More phone numbers: https://global.gotomeeting.com/884063429/numbersdisplay.html
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WBNR: How to Reduce Waste and Track Progress: Ahold Delhaize’s Approach 12:00 pm
WBNR: How to Reduce Waste and Track Progress: Ahold Delhaize’s Approach @ REGISTER HERE: goo.gl/jbAJpg
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join this session to hear how Ahold Delhaize, which owns major supermarket chains including Food Lion, Stop and Shop, and Hannaford, has worked to track and reduce their waste. They’ll share their experience engaging haulers to increase options for diversion including composting and anaerobic digestion, and associates in the pursuit of zero waste. Speakers: Christine Gallagher, Stop and Shop Brand George Parmenter, Hannaford Brand John Laughead, Food Lion Brand
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WBNR: Energy Waste in Hospitality 12:00 pm
WBNR: Energy Waste in Hospitality @ REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/mFw3Aj
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Long hours of use, high occupancy, rigid comfort standards, and inefficient equipment lead to big energy bills for hotels. Through field study with mid-scale hotels in Minnesota, an energy efficiency consulting firm investigated new opportunities for energy efficiency in the hospitality sector.
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WBNR: Sustainable Water Planning. 2:00 pm
WBNR: Sustainable Water Planning. @ Register here: goo.gl/T8poqH
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
State water resource planning takes into consideration both current and future demands. Policymakers are increasingly faced with balancing the water supply needs of municipalities, neighboring states and industry users. Several states, including Colorado and Connecticut, have developed state plans in recent years to guide decision-making and define goals and objectives for water management. Other states, such as Hawaii, have passed comprehensive water policy legislation. Promoting conservation and efficient practices can contribute to a more integrated and sustainable water resource planning…
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (Lincoln, NE)
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (Lincoln, NE)
Jun 16 all-day
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste generated from the use of a product containing a hazardous material that, if misused or improperly disposed of, could pose a threat to human health or the environment. Most HHW is generated from one of the following categories: Automotive Products: oil, antifreeze, gasoline, brake and transmission fluid. Household Cleaners: oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, laundry products. Paints and Solvents: latex and oil base paint, thinners, varnishes, wood preservatives. Poisons/Pesticides: fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and…
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (Lincoln, NE)
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (Lincoln, NE)
Jun 17 all-day
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste generated from the use of a product containing a hazardous material that, if misused or improperly disposed of, could pose a threat to human health or the environment. Most HHW is generated from one of the following categories: Automotive Products: oil, antifreeze, gasoline, brake and transmission fluid. Household Cleaners: oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, laundry products. Paints and Solvents: latex and oil base paint, thinners, varnishes, wood preservatives. Poisons/Pesticides: fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and…
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CONF: Works! 2017: Preserving the Future of Programs
CONF: Works! 2017: Preserving the Future of Programs
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day
It is a crucial time for recycling and waste reduction programs in Kansas, as budgets tighten, competition increases and consumer demands continue to evolve. Consumers and elected officials need to be continually educated on the necessity and benefits of recycling and waste reduction programs. For businesses reducing a company’s trash bill and provide an opportunity to create a positive image in the community that attracts new customers and brings in more revenue. What steps can the industry take, or are…
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CONF: Green & Sustainable Chemistry Workshop for High School Teachers
CONF: Green & Sustainable Chemistry Workshop for High School Teachers
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day
The Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) in partnership with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) will be offering a FREE three-day workshop at the University of Minnesota to high school chemistry teachers on green and sustainable chemistry. The workshop will be hosted by CSP Investigator Professor Jane Wissinger (UMN Chemistry), Cassandra Knutson (MRSEC-RET, White Bear Lake High School), and Cassidy Javner (MRSEC-RET, Shakopee High School). Applicants from across the state of Minnesota are welcome. Travel grants are available only for…
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WBNR: Results from ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard 12:00 pm
WBNR: Results from ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard @ REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1090246426461478657
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us to discuss the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The report, to be released on June 14th, ranks the largest 51 electric utilities across the country based on 18 metrics related to utility-sector efficiency programs. In this webinar, we will highlight key trends in the report and hear from energy efficiency experts across the country. Speakers from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP), Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), and Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance…
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WBNR: EPS foam (expanded polystyrene – #6 plastic) recycling made easy 11:30 am
WBNR: EPS foam (expanded polystyrene – #6 plastic) recycling made easy @ Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5730143714148751106
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
EPS foam (expanded polystyrene – #6 plastic), mistakenly called Styrofoam®, is not widely accepted by recycling companies. Nationwide, EPS is only recycled at an average rate of 15%. Plastilite Corporation, a manufacturer of EPS coolers, is the only company in Nebraska that offers a public drop-off site for EPS coolers and packaging material, and also offers a mail-back program for U.S. residents.
WBNR: Making the Business Case for Food Waste Prevention Programs 2:00 pm
WBNR: Making the Business Case for Food Waste Prevention Programs @ https://goo.gl/MEQpcp
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Food waste reduction starts with prevention—preventing the food waste from happening in the first place is the clear optimal solution from a social, environmental and economic standpoint. And the first step in prevention is measurement—understanding exactly how much food is being wasted and why, so you know where you’re starting from, can identify opportunities for improvement, and can easily track progress over time. Food waste prevention efforts have a proven and strong ROI—as much as 10x or more—over a relatively…
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WBNR:Results and Local Examples of Nationwide Public Service Campaign to Reduce Wasted Food 12:00 pm
WBNR:Results and Local Examples of Nationwide Public Service Campaign to Reduce Wasted Food @ REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7613449901986381315
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
It’s been over a year since the launch of Save The Food – a nationwide public service campaign to reduce wasted food. Households make up a significant portion of the percentage of food that goes to waste across the United States. Preventing that waste from occurring in the first place is one of the most cost effective ways to address wasted food. The Natural Resources Defense Council has teamed up with the Ad Council – the non-profit arm of the…
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Sustainability U Scholarship Due @ 5pm Today
Sustainability U Scholarship Due @ 5pm Today
Jun 30 all-day
Scholarship information can be found: http://www.gscdubuque.com/scholarship/