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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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January 2015

PV 320.03 Solar Training Academy

January 17, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Normal, IL
Type: Training

Description:
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes that will walk students through the PV design and installation process. The format of the Solar Training Academy will be MREA's class progression that will include Basic Photovoltaics, PV Site Assessor, Intermediate PV, PV Design Lab and PV Sales and Finance. Classes will be held one weekend each month beginning in January and concluding in early May. Topics of this training will cover PV equipment selection, utility intertied and battery based systems, batteries, mechanical and electrical integration, PV design, PV residential site assessment, National Electric Code, system commissioning, solar financials. Participation in the Solar Training Academy will also include opportunities to meet with professionals in the solar industry. Classes will be held one weekend each month, Saturday and Sunday, from January to May. Upon successful completion of the Solar Training Academy, students will qualify for:
  • Completion of 63 hours of classroom training for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installation Professional and NABCEP PV Technical Sales Professional
  • Sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam
  • Sit for the MREA PV Site Assessor Exam (To sit for the MREA PV Site Assessor Exam, students will need to complete two practice site assessments outside of class.)

The course instructor is Alex Jarvis, of Solar Systems of Indiana. Non MREA Member Price = $ 2,200.00; MREA Member Price = $ 2,000.00. For more information or to register, visit https://www.midwestrenew.org/civicrm/event/info?id=728&reset=1.


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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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AASHE Award Winner Webinar Series: Composting, Recycling and Turning Trash

January 28, 2015, Time: 2-3 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Andy Kim and Michael Catanzaro will discuss Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship: how to start a comprehensive composting and recycling program at a commuter college and how to turn trash into cash.

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IT Energy Savings for Non-Techies: Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce Costs

January 28, 2015, Time: 12:00-1:15 CST
Online (webinar)
Type: Training

Description:
This webinar will provide information and resources on driving computer and office equipment energy savings to general practitioners. Webinar presenters will review and prioritize energy savings opportunities, explain them in layman's terms, and provide practical tips for getting IT managers and other key decision makers to support these efforts. In addition to learning about concrete next steps, webinar attendees will hear about free technical support and software made available through the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR program, as well as incentives from electric utilities.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Food Waste Assessment with the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit: Milestone 1: Preparing for a Food Waste Assessment and Establishing a Baseline

January 29, 2015, Time: Noon - 2:00 PM CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
The first step to reducing your food and packaging waste is to measure it. This webinar will walk participants through the steps to prepare for a tracking assessment, and guide users in completing the first step -- establishing a baseline using EPA's Food and Packaging Waste Prevention Tracking Tool. Note that a strong baseline assessment requires a minimum of two weeks to complete. Facilities are strongly encouraged to collect at least two weeks' worth of data before moving onto Step 2.

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Managing Hazardous Waste in 2015 - Improving your Environmental Management

January 29, 2015, Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Businesses may use a variety of hazardous products in their day-to-day operations, ranging from cleaning chemicals and pesticides to fluorescent light bulbs and paint. When these items are discarded, they need to be managed as hazardous waste because of toxic, ignitable, or even corrosive characteristics. When these waste streams are not properly addressed, they often get thrown in the trash or poured down the drain. This webinar will provide a quick overview of common hazardous wastes, how to comply with the regulations, and prevention measures designed to reduce hazardous waste generation.

Sponsored by WSPPN, the State of Hawaii and the Hawaii Green Business Program, this information is valuable to any business looking to improve their environmental management and businesses that are considering participation in green businesses programs.

Roland Fornoff from the University of Nevada Business Environmental Program will present.


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2015 IGEN Sustainability Conference

January 29, 2015 - January 30, 2015
Heartland Community College, Normal IL
Type: Conference

Description:
The purpose of this two-day conference is for representatives from Illinois community colleges and communities to come together and exchange successes and lessons learned to advance sustainability across the state.

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February 2015
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What is your Communication Strategy? - Tools for Marketing Sustainability Across Campus

February 3, 2015, Time: 11 am-noon CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Speakers for this program include Dallase Scott, GreenerU's Director of Change Management, and Alex Novak, the Director of Communications for the Sustainability Institute & Physical Plant at Penn State University.

Dallase will begin with a detailed explanation of the behavior change model and how it could be effectively applied to your communication strategy. Alex will then review examples of how he applies this model at Penn State University to achieve success in his campaigns.

There are many barriers in shifting the campus community from awareness to action. In response, GreenerU has designed this webinar to directly address these issues. This presentation will help provide you with the tools to:

  • Understand how to create a norm
  • Effectively communicate sustainability initiatives
  • Apply the behavior change model to your unique campus

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State of Green Business 2015

February 3, 2015, Time: noon CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Join us for the release of the eighth annual edition of State of Green Business, GreenBiz Group's award-winning annual report.

Each year, the report looks at 10 key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world's most pressing environmental challenges. The report is produced in partnership with Trucost, a world leader in helping companies, investors, governments, academics and thought leaders to understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency

In this one-hour webcast, coinciding with the report's release, GreenBiz Group chairman and executive editor Joel Makower, Trucost CEO Richard Mattison and GreenBiz vice president and senior analyst John Davies will unveil the report and provide insights into key trends in sustainable business and the sustainability profession.

Among the topics:

  • How open innovation is becoming a key corporate sustainability strategy
  • The growing movement toward science-based goals
  • The top-reported key performance indicators of more than 1500 companies
  • Which company impacts are changing, and why

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Corporate Sustainability and TRI: Exploring P2 Information for Facilities and Parent Companies

February 4, 2015, Time: 1-2 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Do you want to know which companies are taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint in the U.S.? Join this webinar to learn how the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Pollution Prevention (P2) Tool can help you identify P2 successes and visually compare environmental performance at both the facility and corporate level.

For the past two years, TRI's Pollution Prevention (P2) Tool has been the go-to resource for leaning what facilities are doing to reduce toxic chemical pollution. And now, all the facility-level P2 and waste management data reported to EPA's TRI Program is available at the parent company-level as well. This means you can now compare toxic chemical management and greenhouse gas emissions data at the corporate level and see what each company is doing to prevent the release of pollutants to the environment.

This webinar will provide a live demonstration of the newly-expanded TRI P2 Tool and highlight the latest industry- and chemical-level P2 trends featured in the 2013 TRI National Analysis.


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Paint Formulation Modifications - Improvements in paints that are better for the environment

February 4, 2015, Time: 1-1:45 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
This webinar series consists of short presentations on both large and small changes you can make to improve your painting processes -- presented by painting industry practitioners and suppliers with first-hand experience to share.

  • Nordicware: Bette Danielson will discuss paint solvent selection to reduce TRI reporting
  • Graco: Eric Lilyblad will discuss paint reformulation to reduce HAPs and TRI reporting
  • Supplier TBD: Speaker will discuss the range of reformulation options and how to work with your paint supplier to modify or reformulate

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Identifying Safer Solvents Using Hansen Solubility Parameters

February 5, 2015, Time: 9-10 am CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Understanding solubility is fundamental to dealing with the safety implications of chemicals and their replacements. A safe plasticiser is no use if it is not compatible with the polymer. A safe solvent replacement is no use if its solubility properties are very different. A safe dispersing agent is no use if it cannot compatabilise. The Hansen Solubility Parameter approach to all such problems is tried and tested and using the HSPiP software package it is easy to address complex solubility problems for safety and formulation purposes. TURI has invited Prof Steven Abbott, one of the authors of HSPiP, to give a webinar using the software live to quickly show some of the basics of HSP then to address common applications for the software like finding a solvent blend to replace a current solvent, identifying plasticisers that are more compatible with a given polymer, using smart "read-across" between chemicals and making rational choices about protective gloves. There will be time for an on-line Q&A session.

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SPLC's Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0 Launch Webinar

February 5, 2015, Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST
Online
Type: Event

Description:
This webinar will provide an overview of the Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0 and outline opportunities to provide feedback on this document through the Guidance v1.0 Pilot Program, open through June 2015. The Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Version 1.0 is intended to help organizations improve the environmental, social, and economic performance within their supply chains--across the entirety of product and service life cycles--by implementing a strategic sustainable purchasing program. This Guidance is based on the Sustainable Purchasing Council's Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing, which define what it means to be a responsible--principled--actor, as an organization and within the marketplace.

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How Companies and Procurement Standards Can Protect Forests

February 10, 2015, Time: noon-1 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Global concern over the health of forest ecosystems has grown in recent years. With good reason: Forests are critical to the health of our environment and our economy. For example, 53 percent of U.S. drinking water originates from forestland, and these same forests offset 12 percent of U.S. CO2 emissions. Yet forests face serious challenges from development, intergenerational land transfer and irresponsible forestry practices at a time when global demand is ever-increasing.

Forest certification standards emerged in the 1990s to provide the market with confidence that forest products come from responsibly managed forests. Today, demand for certified forest products outstrips supply, according to a 2012 report co-authored by the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative launched a new set of standards in January 2015 which represents the interests of land managers, government agencies, industry, tribes, academics and researchers working together for the future of forests.

Many corporations are taking a stand on the future of our forests and are making direct investments in forests as part of their corporate strategies.

In this free one-hour webcast, you'll learn:

  • Why forests matter as a solution to clean water, clean air, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable communities and more.
  • How responsible procurement of forest products can make a difference.
  • How forest certifications are a proof point of responsible forestry in a much larger conversation around the future of forests.
  • What a large multinational corporation is doing to invest in that future through philanthropy, paper procurement decisions and policies, forest carbon investments and more.

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AASHE Award Winner Webinar Series: Changing Commuting Behaviors

February 11, 2015, Time: 2-3 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Changing commuting habits has been one of the thorniest sustainability issues for the University of Louisville, but we have finally begun to crack that nut through a popular, innovative program that has flipped the incentive structure on its head. Now in its third year, UofL's Earn-A-Bike Program offers $400 bike shop vouchers to any UofL student, faculty, or staff member willing to give up their right to a parking permit for at least two years. Vouchers are distributed annually after participants turn in any current permits and receive mandatory training in bike safety and transportation cycling.

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Planning for Climate Change: The Greenest Region Compact

February 17, 2015, Time: noon-1 pm CST

Type: Event

Description:
Edith Makra, The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

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Powder Coating Considerations - Will it work for you; Can you make the system more efficient?

February 18, 2015, Time: 1-1:45 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
This webinar series consists of short presentations on both large and small changes you can make to improve your painting processes -- presented by painting industry practitioners and suppliers with first-hand experience to share.

  • Lou Rich: Speaker will discuss why their company implemented powder coating and the benefits of the system
  • Valley Craft: Tom Balow will discuss why they are expanding their powder coating capacity
  • Powder Coating Institute: Nick Liberto will provide an introduction to powder and how to make powder coating systems efficient.

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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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A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Food Waste Assessment with the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit: Milestone 2: Data Analysis and Implementing Waste Reduction Strategies

February 26, 2015, Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
After entering your baseline data, the next step is to analyze your waste with the graphs that are automatically generated by the tracking tool. This webinar will guide you in data analysis, and present case studies of strategies to reduce your food and packaging waste. More case studies and information can be found in EPA's Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging: A Guide for Food Services and Restaurants.

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March 2015
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Planning for Climate Change: Case Studies in Municipal Energy Conservation

March 10, 2015, Time: noon-1 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Andy Robinson and Todd Rusk, SEDAC

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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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A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Food Waste Assessment with the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit: Milestone 3: Tracking Progress

March 26, 2015, Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Once reduction strategies have been implemented, a follow-up tracking assessment is suggested to assess strategy effectiveness. This webinar will return to EPA's Food and Packaging Waste Prevention Tracking Tool to guide users in tracking their waste reduction progress and help to troubleshoot any issues that may have come up in Milestones 1-3.

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Region 5/Region 7 Joint Pollution Prevention Roundtable

March 31, 2015 - April 2, 2015
St. Louis, MO
Type: Conference

Description:
This joint Region 5/Region 7 pollution prevention conference will feature a P2 technical assistance training by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Center during a visit to a local craft brewery.

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April 2015
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Sustainable Seminar Series - Bioprocessing of Microbial Biomass: Enabling Sustainable Zero-Discharge Seafood Production

April 2, 2015
Noon-1pm Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by David E. Brune -- Professor of Bioprocess and Bioenergy Engineering, Division of Food Sciences and Bioengineering, University of Missouri at Columbia

U.S. marine shrimp consumption amounts to 1.4 billion lbs/yr. The bulk (86%) of U.S. consumption is imported from Asian suppliers, representing a U.S. deficit cash-flow of nearly $3.2 billion/yr. Asian countries produce over 10 billion lbs/yr of marine shrimp, nearly all grown in ponds fed diets enriched with 5-10% marine fish meal. These farms consume 28% of global fish meal production. This practice is depleting global marine forage fish stocks and driving the price of fish meal to record highs. Furthermore, wastewater discharge from shrimp production ponds in China is 10 times greater than all other industrial waste combined. This unsustainable feeding of marine protein and waste discharge must be replaced with improved technology. In addition, it is critical that technology be made available to U.S. farmers supporting a profit driven U.S. aquaculture industry. Recent University of Missouri research and extension efforts have been directed at development and demonstration of higher-value marine shrimp production in an environmentally friendly zero-discharge system. This effort is based on thirty years of PI experience with development and demonstration of the Partitioned Aquaculture System (PAS), a technique used to increase pond photosynthesis by use of low-speed paddlewheels. The PAS, or modified versions of the PAS referred to as "Split-Ponds," are being installed across the south as the preferred method of catfish culture. These systems are capable of increasing pond fish carrying capacity from 4,000 to nearly 20,000 kg/ha with zero discharge of water to the environment. The key enabling technology, discussed in this presentation, is co-culture of filter-feeding aquatic organisms converting marine algal and bacterial biomass used to maintain zero-discharge water quality into valuable aquatic animal feeds and biofuel co-products.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/502302355428424705. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Elizabeth Meschewski
Phone: 217-333-7403
E-Mail: elm2@illinois.edu
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/502302355428424705


Planning for Climate Change: Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management

April 14, 2015, Time: noon-1 pm CST
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Eliana Brown and Lisa Merrifield, IL-IN SeaGrant

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Food Waste Assessment with the Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit: Milestone 4: Measuring Impact

April 23, 2015, Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
The final step is to measure the impact of your waste reduction efforts. This webinar will guide participants in using EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM) and other tools to help you measure your success. Additionally, participants will learn about the Food Recovery Challenge, a voluntary opportunity that offers EPA recognition for efforts to reduce wasted food and its impacts.

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May 2015
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4th Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference

May 5, 2015 - May 7, 2015
Millenium Biltmore, Los Angeles CA
Type: Conference

Description:
Hosted by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, this important event will be headlined by industry leaders including Matt Petersen, former Global Green CEO and City of LA Chief Sustainabilty Officer, and Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appetit. Not only will conference attendees gain practical knowledge and learn how to create more productive and more efficient businesses, they will also find new business opportunities in the Zero Waste industry. No matter where you are on your Zero Waste journey, the conference will provide educational resources and tools to drive your efforts. This includes a pre-conference day-long training course Tuesday May 5th for business leaders and Zero Waste professionals interested in gaining accreditation by USZWBC as a certified Zero Waste business or as a Zero Waste Business Associate. Pre-conference workshops and tours will also be available.

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National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

May 19, 2015 - May 21, 2015
Firekeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek, Michigan
Type: Conference

Description:
The purpose of the NTF is to provide environmental professionals from tribes, EPA, and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, funding, and technical topics in air quality.

All tribal environmental professionals, US EPA representatives, and members of national or local organizations with interests in air quality and climate change issues in Indian Country are encouraged to attend. This conference is designed to allow attendees a venue to share with and learn from one another. Conference highlights include:

  • Virgil Masayesva Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony
  • Special networking sessions
  • Updates on new and upcoming rules and regulations
  • Tribal case studies
  • EPA listening sessions
  • Air quality and health impacts
  • Optional training sessions and site visits the day before the conference
  • The latest on climate change, indoor air quality, and much, much more!

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June 2015
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Healthy Planet = Healthy People, Campuses and Communities: 2015 Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference

June 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
Type: Conference

Description:
Campus sustainability is more than greening operations and integrating sustainability into the curriculum. During our 2015 UMACS conference we seek to elevate the conversation around integrating wellness and healthy lifestyles into sustainability to ensure that not only are our campuses and communities sustainable, but that the people within our institutions are also developing healthy and sustainable lifestyles.

Contact Information:
Contact: Erika Bailey-Johnson
E-Mail: ebaileyjohnson@bemidjistate.edu
URL: http://umacs.org/


2015 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

June 24, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Type: Conference

Description:
This Summit offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans, and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically, and environmentally responsible.

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July 2015
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19th Annual ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E)

July 14, 2015 - July 16, 2015
Bethesda, MD
Type: Conference

Description:
The 2015 conference highlights green chemistry and engineering's role in catalyzing innovation. Over three days, a wide array of topics will be covered--with 5 concurrent sessions every morning and afternoon plus a large poster session.

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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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Energy Efficiency Exchange 2015

August 11, 2015 - August 13, 2015
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
Type: Conference

Description:
As the nation's largest energy consumer, the federal government has a tremendous opportunity and clear responsibility to lead by example, while working to meet federal and agency-specific energy management objectives. Join project implementation specialists and subject matter experts in addressing the challenges and opportunities of energy consumption, sustainability, energy efficiency, and energy security in and across federal agencies.

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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.

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American Chemical Society Webcasts

Online
Type: Training

Description:

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


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Building Energy and Sustainability Technician (BEST)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Conference

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

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Climate Adaptation Implementation Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

Need-based scholarships for participating communities are available.


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


Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

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

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

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


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


Creating Sustainable Change

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Developing and Maintaining a Skilled Energy Efficiency Workforce

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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DOT Hazardous Materials Training

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

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

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

This course meets DOT requirements for initial and recurrent training.

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


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


Efficient Motor Control

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing 3-Course Series

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Federal Energy Management Program First Thursday Seminars

Online
Type: Training

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

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


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Frontiers in the Environment seminar series

University of Minnesota & online
Type: Event

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

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


GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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


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Greener Campus Webinar Series

Webinar
Type: Event

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

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

The site also includes archives of past webinars.


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Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

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

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

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


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


High Efficiency Lighting

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations Webinars (Recordings)


Type: Event

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

There are two 1 hour webinar recordings.


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Key to the Energy Audit: Boiler Efficiency Measurement & Improvement

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Workshops

Various Locations (check the Web site)
Type: Training

Description:

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

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

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OneNOAA Science Seminars

Webinars, times and dates vary
Type: Event

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

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Online Training Available for Hazardous Materials


Type: Training

Description:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations has developed an online eLearning system for Hazardous Materials (HM) training. It will teach the fundamental requirements for preparing HM for transportation as well as the basic requirements for transporting HM on public highways.

This type of training allows you to learn from the comfort of your home or place of work, you can learn at your own pace, it is available 24 hours a day from your computer, and it saves on time, travel, and lodging.

There are 9 modules that comprise the HM E-Learning training, and they do not need to be taken in any specific order. The 9 modules are: Introduction; HAZMAT Table; Shipping Papers; Marking and Labeling; >Placarding; Packaging; Security; Training; and Transportation by Highway.


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SEDAC Energy Efficiency Workshops

Various
Type: Training

Description:
Attend the latest workshop series geared toward facility managers, owners, users, designers, and engineers of commercial buildings, public K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, park districts, libraries, local governments, water and waste water treatment facilities.

Learn about various energy topics and the latest incentives available from DCEO and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, North Shore and Peoples Gas.

Also includes training opportunities from DCEO and other organizations.


Contact Information:
Contact: Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
Phone: 1-800-214-7954
E-Mail: info@sedac.org
URL: http://smartenergy.illinois.edu/training-and-outreach.html


Storm Water Training

webinar recordings
Type: Training

Description:
Four sessions discussing a variety of storm water topics.

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Compliance with IATA and IMO Regulations

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

  • How to safely prepare dangerous goods for air and water transportation
  • How to avoid expensive fines from the FAA and Coast Guard
  • How to comply with DOT requirements for international shipments
  • Essential steps for compliance with IATA and IMO regulations
  • What's new in the 2008 IATA DGR and IMDG code

Who should attend? Anyone involved with classifying, packaging, labeling, marking, or completing shipping papers for air or vessel trapnsportation of dangerous goods.

This course meets your IATA and IMO initial and recurrent training requirements.

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


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


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