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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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August 2017

The ABC's of K-12 Food Waste Reduction: Start with the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits

August 24, 2017, Time: noon-1:30 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
We can reduce food loss and waste throughout the food system, and significant reductions can happen at institutions, such as schools. Students and schools can find opportunities and participate in actions that reduce waste and ensure nutritious food ends up feeding people, not landfills - by taking a closer look at what's being thrown away at their location.

In April 2017, EPA, USDA, and the University of Arkansas finalized the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits: A Resource for Schools. The guide presents information for students, and those who work in schools, on the value of conducting an audit, how to perform the audit itself, and what to do with the data collected. It also includes a number of food waste prevention ideas.

This webinar will introduce participants to the guide, and share examples from schools that have used to the guide to meet their waste reduction goals.


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EPA's Water Finance Clearinghouse

August 24, 2017, Time: 1-2 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Learn how to navigate EPA's Water Finance Clearinghouse, an easily navigable web-based portal, to help communities locate information and resources that will assist then in making informed decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs.

The Water Finance Clearinghouse features two searchable data sets: one focused on available Federal, State, and local Funding Sources for water infrastructure and the second will contain Resources, such as reports, tools, webinars etc. on financing mechanisms and approaches.

The Water Finance Clearinghouse is managed by EPA's Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center -- an information and technical assistance center, helping federal. State, and community stakeholders understand their financing options, improve the effectiveness of federal funding, and support local-decision making for resilient water investments.


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Land Use, Environmental Stressors, and Water Resources: Degradation to Restoration

August 30, 2017, Time: 1-2 PM CDT
online webinar
Type: Event

Description:

Land use and environmental stressors, such as drought and deteriorating water infrastructure, can accelerate the depletion of freshwater resources that support humans and ecosystem services. As global demand for water and environmental stressors increase, the quality and availability of freshwater will be impacted on local to global scales. Global water security must consider the interaction between land use, environmental stressors, and global water demand.

Using representative studies from around the world, plus our own body of research in human-dominated ecosystems, we will discuss environmental stressors and management practices impacting global water quantity and quality. We will then describe a conceptual framework for understanding and predicting global patterns of water use and water quality degradation, characterized by the increasing interaction between land use and environmental stressors. Finally, we will discuss the role of ecosystem restoration and management in securing and improving water resources and related ecosystem services.


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EPA's Water Finance Clearinghouse

August 31, 2017, Time: 1-2 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Learn how to navigate EPA's Water Finance Clearinghouse, an easily navigable web-based portal, to help communities locate information and resources that will assist then in making informed decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs.

The Water Finance Clearinghouse features two searchable data sets: one focused on available Federal, State, and local Funding Sources for water infrastructure and the second will contain Resources, such as reports, tools, webinars etc. on financing mechanisms and approaches.

The Water Finance Clearinghouse is managed by EPA's Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center -- an information and technical assistance center, helping federal. State, and community stakeholders understand their financing options, improve the effectiveness of federal funding, and support local-decision making for resilient water investments.


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September 2017
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Midwest Food Recovery Summit

September 6, 2017 - September 8, 2017
Des Moines, IA
Type: Conference

Description:
The summit aims to provide the education, insight and connections needed to help ensure food is used as it's meant to be - as a resource. Focusing on all sources and all uses from source reduction and donation to feeding animals, industrial uses and compost.

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Understanding Your City's Heat Island: Considerations and Approaches

September 7, 2017, Time: 1-2:30 pm CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
How can you tell if your city is an urban heat island? Where are the 'hot spots" and cooler areas within the city? Do vulnerable populations, such as older adults or low-income individuals, tend to live in warmer neighborhoods?

More and more communities across the United States are asking these questions--and wondering how to answer them. This 90-minute webcast will explore approaches for conducting a heat island assessment, starting with overarching considerations to guide the study design and finishing with case studies of two cities that have used different methods to characterize their heat islands.


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Revitalizing Plastics Recyclking Symposium

September 12, 2017, Time: 8 AM - 2 PM CDT
I Hotel & Conference Center - Champaign, IL
Type: Event

Description:

The event will consist of talks, networking, and exhibits. There will be a demonstration of the plastics to oil technology and a tour of Dart Container's expanded polystyrene densifier.


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U.S. EPA: Public Meeting on Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing

September 12, 2017, Time: 8 am-3 pm CDT
Boston, MA ; Online
Type: Event

Description:
EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, in collaboration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, is holding a public workshop on the use of the paint remover methylene chloride in furniture refinishing. This workshop will inform decisions concerning regulating the use of methylene chloride in furniture refinishing. EPA learned during consultations with small businesses that many commercial furniture refinishers rely on methylene chloride for paint and coating removal.

Federal and state governments, industry professionals, furniture refinishing experts, non-government organizations, and academic experts, among others, will discuss the role of methylene chloride in furniture refinishing, potential alternatives, economic impacts, and other issues identified in its January 2017 proposed rule on methylene chloride, which deferred action on the use of methylene chloride in commercial furniture refinishing. This information will allow EPA to better understand current work practices and obtain additional information on potential economic impacts to commercial furniture refinishers. The meeting also aims to facilitate an exchange of information on existing use practices and experience with alternatives among furniture refinishers.

Online participation is available if you are unable to attend in person.


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Beyond the MSDS

September 12, 2017, Time: 11 am-noon CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Find out about databases and other resources for gathering chemical safety information from TURI's Research and Reference Specialist, Mary Butow.

Finding hazard information about new or obscure substances can be difficult, but TURI has numerous resources to help researchers, industrial engineers, product designers, and anyone else who needs authoritative chemical information. Ms. Butow will show you how to access these extensive knowledge bases to make better choices for safer chemical alternatives.


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2017 Michigan Sustainability Conference

September 14, 2017
Crowne Plaza Detroit Riverfront, Detroit, MI
Type: Conference

Description:
By addressing the triple bottom line - environmental, economic, and social issues - your business can achieve cost savings and potential growth, and improve your brand and image to customers. MISCON will help forward-thinking business professionals to develop and strengthen the in-house sustainability practices and communication strategies needed to engage customers, shareholders, suppliers, management, and others. It will provide an opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer ideas through thought provoking discussions that will identify essential elements for success and inspire ongoing efforts to improve sustainability at your business.

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Journey to Flourishing - A story of transformation through Sustainability & Engagement of the Whole

September 14, 2017, Time: 12-1 PM CDT
online webinar
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Julie E. Reiter - Vice President, Human Resources & Sustainable Development

The inspirational story of how one mid-sized company has been transformed through a commitment to Purpose, Sustainability and total Employee Engagement. Nine years ago, Clarke was a successful company in the mosquito control and aquatic habitat management industry. Despite its success, Clarke's CEO would describe that Clarke as tired and "old-school". In 2008, prompted by Clarke's CEO and his desire to lead with greater purpose, the company embarked on a journey to reduce and better manage its environmental impact and create a more sustainable enterprise. Through a commitment to this sense of purpose and engagement of the whole system, Clarke has been transformed. Achieving significant results in reducing its environmental footprint, giving back to the community, unleashing innovation, and fostering a culture that is moving beyond simply Sustainable to a state of Flourishing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1258482702305756673


Managing Risk Through Pollution Prevention

September 19, 2017
Palms Banquet and Conference Center, Plainfield, Indiana
Type: Training

Description:
This one day workshop will lead to a better understanding of environmental risk management for businesses and how to reduce those risks with pollution prevention techniques. Although all medias will be covered, there will be an emphasis on wastewater treatment risks and mitigation. The day will combine lecture with hands on exercises to lead the group towards identification of specific practices they can undertake at their facilities to reduce risk.

This training is offered in conjunction with the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention conference.


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tcbiomass2017: The International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science

September 19, 2017
Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, IL
Type: Conference

Description:

Join us at the forum on the science of thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels, chemicals and energy products. Hear from the world's experts on the latest research, development, and deployment in pyrolysis, gasification, upgrading, and bioproducts to expand the global bioeconomy and achieve a clean, sustainable energy future.

Attendees can expect an event that will not only be informative and educational but also provide them with networking opportunities and actionable insight.


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Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention 20th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference And Tradeshow

September 20, 2017
the Palms Banquet and Conference Center, Plainfield, Indian
Type: Conference

Description:
For the twentieth year, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) are hosting a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics will range from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention (P2) can save facilities money.

This year's conference features keynote speakers Mr. Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director of the Environmental Defense Fund and Mr. Sam George, managing partner for Rivergreen Water Recycling. Mr. Neltner was a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention and will share his perspective on the early days of the Partners for Pollution Prevention. Also a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention, Mr. George will share his thoughts, from a manufacturing perspective, on the founding and early history of the Partners for Pollution Prevention and how it's changed over the last 20 years.

The Partners Conference will also feature two concurrent breakout sessions and a tradeshow of exhibitors displaying their products and services to promote P2.


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Upgrade and Relaunch of P2OASys

September 21, 2017, Time: 11 am-noon
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
TURI created the original Pollution Prevention Options Assessment System in the mid 1990s to analyze chemical and equipment alternatives. P2OASys is one of the first hazard analysis tools to help small and mid-size businesses compare several chemicals and hazards. This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits of using P2OASys and a primer on its use.

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Making a Big Impact with Big Data in Sustainability Science

September 21, 2017, Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Issues in sustainability science are increasingly being addressed using "big data" and analytics. Systems thinking, business operations, organizational management, ecosystem services, and climate change related sustainability planning are all seeing huge advances. Such data rich approaches can assist in improved systems thinking integrating business operations, people, ecosystems and climate. Such a data rich approach can result in enhanced decision making, greener supply chain management and better optimization of business operations leading to increased profits.

In this talk, we will discuss Big data--or extremely large data sets used to computationally model natural and social processes and relationships to reveal patterns, trends, and associations. We will discuss five case studies focused on integrating multi-scale and multi-source data and applying spatial statistical techniques, Artificial Intelligence algorithms, and systems modeling to derive business insights and strategies. The ultimate goal of big data science is to foster economic development, improve social livelihoods, and enhance environmental quality. We will discuss the following case studies:

  • Are hybrid or electric car drivers more likely to solarize their roofs? We explore behavior and attitudinal data of some consumers in Massachusetts.
  • Flood insurance is increasingly important for residential and commercial property owners. Flood risk is still mapped using USGS 100 year flood maps. These maps have to be completely updated and revised using new satellite data that can be analyzed to provide better risk probability profiles based on IPCC models. We illustrate our work for a commercial insurance company.
  • Urban sustainability involves protecting urban trees and forests. We examine the impact of natural gas leaks caused by aging infrastructure that resulted in tree mortality in Boston based on unsupervised neural networks.
  • Increasing temperatures in the highland region Increasing temperatures in the highland regions of East Shoa in Ethiopia have led to increased incidence of malaria. Spatial statistical analysis, shown in this example, predicted the clusters or hot spots of malaria.
  • Municipal Resilience Snapshots: Designing and implementing sustainability metrics for a neighborhood or town can provide a quick snapshot of its current or future social and natural resiliency, as illustrated in this example.

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Lead Workshop for Communities

September 26, 2017, Time: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL
Type: Training

Description:
EPA Region 5 is hosting an introductory workshop for communities and their partners about lead poisoning prevention. The workshop will cover a range of tools, strategies, and resources to help eliminate lead poisoning. Speakers are expected to include federal, state, and local governments, community leaders, and non-governmental partners with experience in working to eliminate lead poisoning. The workshop will also include time for dialogue and networking to foster the exchange of ideas and support a growing community of practice in this important area of environmental and public health protection.

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October 2017
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Ohio EPA Sustainability Conference

October 3, 2017
Columbus, OH
Type: Conference

Description:
This conference will show attendees how to leverage sustainable practices and resources to strengthen Ohio communities and businesses.

A large part of the conference is targeted to businesses and communities that are moving beyond basic environmental requirements into cost-effective sustainable strategies to improve environmental performance and save valuable resources. The agenda focuses on ways to become a part of the circular economy, how sustainability can improve communities, how our water resources can benefit from sustainable approaches, and the resources and incentives that can help your sustainability efforts. During the event, you will hear from business and community leaders eager to share their insight as to how they've gone above and beyond to implement sustainable practices.


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Plastics Producers Solutions on Marine Litter

October 5, 2017, Time: 12-1 PM CDT
online webinar
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Stewart Harris - Director, Marine and Environmental Stewardship, Plastics Division, American Chemistry Council

A 2015 study published in Science estimated that 4.8 to 12.7 million metric tons of plastic waste enter our oceans annually, with the origin of marine litter closely related to populations concentrated near oceans and the quality of waste management systems. Although research shows the environmental cost of using plastics is nearly four times less than the cost that would result if plastics were replaced with other materials in certain applications, marine litter is still a big impact on the environment and must be reduced. In March 2011, leaders from 47 plastics associations across the globe launched a Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, a public commitment to help tackle the global problem of plastic litter in the marine environment. These industry leaders identified six areas for initiatives aimed at contributing to sustainable solutions: education, research, public policy, sharing best practices, plastics recycling/recovery, and plastic pellet containment. By December 2015, 260 projects had been planned, were underway, or completed. The projects vary widely, from enhanced recycling to beach clean ups, and from global research to awareness and education campaigns; and include examples of innovative approaches to private sector engagement.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4938476652264336131


2017 AASHE Conference & Expo

October 15, 2017 - October 17, 2017
San Antonio, TX
Type: Conference

Description:
With a theme of "Stronger in Solidarity," attendees will come together to discuss how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all.

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ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

October 30, 2017 - November 1, 2017
The Wigwam Arizona, Litchfield Park, Arizona
Type: Conference

Description:
ACEEE's National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, a biennial event first held in 2001, is widely recognized as the premiere event for examining energy efficiency as a strategic and critical utility system resource. The conference is designed to bring together leading experts from a spectrum of energy industry stakeholders including utilities, regulatory commissions, state governments, consultants, manufacturers, environmental organizations, consumer groups and research Institutes.

The program 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. The many issues facing utilities as they acquire and integrate this resource in to their planning and operations will be addressed.


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November 2017
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The Use of Gas Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Aquaculture

November 2, 2017, Time: 12-1 PM CST
ISTC: 1 E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign (free parking in the circle drive; bike rack; Yellow Bus stops 1 block away.)
Type: Event

Description:

Sudhir R. Brahmbhatt, Ph.D. - President, Technology Services Inc.

Abstract: Pure oxygen, ozone, and CO2 are found to be very valuable chemicals that offer significant economic rewards when properly used in the water treatment applications, pH control, aquaculture industry, water disinfection, and more. Attractive reduction in the maintenance and operating costs; very attractive return on investment; and flexibility of operation are some of the salient features of such applications. This presentation discusses the use of oxygen in wastewater treatment and aquaculture industry; the use of CO2 for pH control; and the use of ozone for disinfecting drinking water.

Biography: Dr. Brahmbhatt is the President of the Technology Services Inc. based in St. Louis, MO. He has wealth of knowledge in the environmental, chemicals, pharma, biotechnology, metal industry for the industrial gases applications and is the inventor for more than 25 patents in these areas. His industrial experience involves Exxon, Air Products, Messer Griesheim, and Air Liquide with over 35 years of services in the industry. He has authored papers in Chemical Engineering and Ceramic Engineering, Cryogas International, Gasworld and AIChE Magazines, and was interviewed by Cryogas international. He continues to be a consultant for a wide range of industries including top Industrial Gases manufacturers, chemical companies and universities.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6882975059266321409

December 2017
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Nanotechnology

December 5, 2017, Time: 11 am-noon CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Nanotechnology promises a wide range of opportunities for innovation in areas like biomedical devices, improved electronic devices, clean energy technology and materials engineering. TURI's research program looks at two aspects of nanotechnology: its possibilities for producing safer alternatives to traditional materials, and its potential impacts on environmental and occupational health. This webinar will provide the latest findings on EH&S issues related to nanotechnology.

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February 2018
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Artificial Turf

February 27, 2018, Time: 11 am-noon CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
When municipalities, universities, schools and other institutions consider what type of athletic playing fields to install, they need to decide between natural grass, artificial turf with crumb rubber infill and artificial turf with other forms of infill. TURI has received requests for information about artificial turf fields as an alternative to natural grass fields. In response, we have developed an alternatives assessment for sports turf. This webinar will provide information on the ingredients of artificial turf infills.

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June 2018
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Safer Solutions for Methylene Chloride

June 5, 2018, Time: 11 am-noon CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
TURI has been working with the U.S. EPA, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, paint stripper product manufacturers, and furniture refinishers to identify and evaluate solvent blends with equal or better paint stripping performance, comparable ingredient costs, and a safer environmental, health, and safety profile as compared to methylene chloride. This webinar will describe why methylene chloride is a higher hazard substance as designated by TURA and findings from the research into safer formulations

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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 in the regulations
  • Exemptions and exclusions that can save you money

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

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


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


American Chemical Society Webcasts

Online
Type: Training

Description:

The American Chemical Society's webcast Courses provide the same high-quality instruction you expect from ACS, but without the added expense and frustration of travel. The course catalog covers a wide variety of topics and skill levels. A complete list of webcast courses can be found by visiting the Web site.


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Building Energy and Sustainability Technician (BEST)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
The BEST course and certification program was developed to raise the professional standards of those engaged in building energy and sustainability; to improve the practice of building energy and sustainability by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education course of professional development for building energy and sustainability technicians; to identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of building energy and sustainability technicians through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct; and to award special recognition to those energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in building energy and sustainability. BEST candidates must meet pre-qualifications and have work experience established by the independent BEST board and pass the BEST certification exam. The written BEST examination deals with such subjects as: Financial Considerations for Equipment Purchases, Building Utilities, Energy Audits and Instrumentation, Lighting, Energy Savings, HVAC Systems, Heating & Refrigeration Systems, Controls and Compressed Air Systems.

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Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Conference

Description:
Based on the growing demand for qualified professionals, the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification was developed and added to the broad portfolio of professional certifications offered by the Association of Energy Engineers. Rising energy costs and inefficiency in plants and buildings is continually driving the need for trained and experienced energy auditors. The CEA certification is one that identifies professionals as having the required knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the growing field of energy auditing.

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Climate Adaptation Implementation Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

Need-based scholarships for participating communities are available.


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


Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

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

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

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


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


Creating Sustainable Change

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Developing and Maintaining a Skilled Energy Efficiency Workforce

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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DOT Hazardous Materials Training

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

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

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

This course meets DOT requirements for initial and recurrent training.

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


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


Efficient Motor Control

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing 3-Course Series

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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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 Institute on the Environment
URL: http://environment.umn.edu/frontiers/


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

There are three approximately 1 hour webinar recordings.


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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

Contact Information:

Michigan DEQ Sustainability Series webinars

Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
This series is intended to promote meaningful engagement with Michigan DEQ's current and future customers around the topic of business sustainability.

Contact Information:

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Workshops

Various Locations (check the Web site)
Type: Training

Description:

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

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

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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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Online Training in Watershed Management

Online
Type: Training

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

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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 on the Michigan DEQ's website 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


WaterSense & Energy Star webinar series


Type: Event

Description:

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


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


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