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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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April 2014

Sustainability Film Festival: Terra Blight

April 23, 2014
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium, 600 South Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Type: Event

Description:
With funding from the UI Office of Public Engagement, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is hosting a Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Three documentaries will be screened at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium on the evenings of April 22, 23, and 24th from 6-7:30 PM: Living Downstream, Terra Blight, and Waste=Food, respectively. Admittance will be free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis; doors open at 5:30 PM. After each film, a Q&A/discussion will be held with ISTC staff and other relevant campus and community experts. The DVDS of the documentaries will be made available after the film series at the Prairie Research Institute Library for professors, students, and members of the general public to check out for use in classes, meetings, and for personal enrichment. The general public will have access to materials either from their local public library via inter-library loan through the University's participation in the Illinois Heartland Library System, or directly from the Institute library if they have a UIUC Library courtesy card. The DVDs will have downloadable activities and resource lists associated with them to enhance the educational impact of the films.

Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary exploring America's consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology. Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet. By the film's end, the audience will never look at their computer the same way again.

For more information, contact Joy Scrogum, jscrogum@illinois.edu or 217-333-8948.


Contact Information:
Contact: Joy Scrogum
Phone: 217-333-8948
E-Mail: jscrogum@illinois.edu
URL: http://istc.illinois.edu/docs/SustainabilityFilmFestFlyer.pdf


Sustainable Seminar Series - Top 10 Ways EPA Uses the Principles of Sustainability to Accomplish Its Mission

April 23, 2014
noon to 1pm in the SJW conference room at ISTC (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. Champaign, IL 61820)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Margaret Guerriero - Director of the Land and Chemicals Division, Region 5, U.S. EPA

Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal statutes pertaining to research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection of air, water and land. Throughout the years, EPA has incorporated the concept of sustainability into many of its programs. Margaret Guerriero will be discussing the top ten ways EPA uses the principles of sustainability to accomplish its mission to protect human health and the environment.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/419336127. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Kishore Rajagopalan
Phone: 217-244-8905
E-Mail: nrajagop@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/419336127


Sustainability Film Festival: Waste = Food

April 24, 2014
Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium, 600 South Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Type: Event

Description:
With funding from the UI Office of Public Engagement, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is hosting a Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Three documentaries will be screened at the Spurlock Museum's Knight Auditorium on the evenings of April 22, 23, and 24th from 6-7:30 PM: Living Downstream, Terra Blight, and Waste=Food, respectively. Admittance will be free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis; doors open at 5:30 PM. After each film, a Q&A/discussion will be held with ISTC staff and other relevant campus and community experts. The DVDS of the documentaries will be made available after the film series at the Prairie Research Institute Library for professors, students, and members of the general public to check out for use in classes, meetings, and for personal enrichment. The general public will have access to materials either from their local public library via inter-library loan through the University's participation in the Illinois Heartland Library System, or directly from the Institute library if they have a UIUC Library courtesy card. The DVDs will have downloadable activities and resource lists associated with them to enhance the educational impact of the films.

In a world where more and more societies with high consumption rates generate excessive amounts of waste, traditional environmental notions of reducing or recycling waste products are no longer sufficient. The new theory of ecologically intelligent design, green design and building, argues that manufacturers' products, when discarded, should either be completely recyclable in the Technosphere or become biodegradable food for the Biosphere. Waste = Food explores this revolutionary "cradle to cradle" (as opposed to "cradle to grave") concept through interviews with its leading proponents, American architect William McDonough and German ecological chemist Michael Braungart, coauthors of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. Their ideas are increasingly being embraced by major corporations and governments worldwide, unleashing a new, ecologically-inspired industrial revolution.

For more information, contact Joy Scrogum, jscrogum@illinois.edu or 217-333-8948.


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Sustainable Seminar Series - Agricultural Plastics: Progress and Barriers in Closing the Loop

April 25, 2014
noon to 1pm in the SJW conference room at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (1 E. Hazelwood Dr. Champaign, IL 61820)
Type: Event

Description:

Presented by Roger Springman - Agricultural Plastics Consultant (Madison, WI)

Plastic provides agriculture with many options to cost-effectively store commodities, ensile forage, contain fertilizers/pesticides, protect crops, etc. But, at the end of its life cycle, agricultural plastic is more likely to become a waste than a resource even though its common resins (i.e. HDPE, LDPE, PP, and PS) are recognized as being some of the most valuable for recycling and plastics-to-fuel technologies. What is happening? Why hasn't more progress been made? Are there any technologies or break-throughs on the horizon? To be sure, there is hope, but continuing patience will be needed. This seminar will examine the current state-of-the art and offer directions for the future.

If you cannot attend the event at ISTC you may view the webinar live by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/577612959. The webinar will also be archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing.


Contact Information:
Contact: Kishore Rajagopalan
Phone: 217-244-8905
E-Mail: nrajagop@illinois.edu
URL: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/577612959


Green Hotel Webinar Series: Cut Your Costs and Grow Your Business

April 30, 2014
Webinar, noon-1:15 pm
Type: Event

Description:
The U.S. EPA has funded this six-session webinar series, which will help hotels cut their operating costs and attract customers. Participants will learn how U.S. hotels reduce energy, water, waste and toxins; and get recognized for doing so. Speakers for this session include:
  • Energy Management Systems for Guest Rooms, Function Rooms -- Jim Schivley, Director, Business Development In-Room Controls at Schneider Electric
  • Green Procurement for Hotels -- Scot Hopps, Director of Sustainability, Saunders Hotel Group
  • Green Hotel Case Study: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Abbie McAllister, Marina Manager, Saybrook Point Marina

Contact Information:

May 2014
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Green Hotel Webinar Series: Cut Your Costs and Grow Your Business

May 7, 2014
Webinar, noon-1:15 pm
Type: Event

Description:
The U.S. EPA has funded this six-session webinar series, which will help hotels cut their operating costs and attract customers. Participants will learn how U.S. hotels reduce energy, water, waste and toxins; and get recognized for doing so. Speakers for this session include:
  • How Hotels Reduce Their Natural Gas Bills -- Greg Hofstetter, Director of Development. EcoGreenHotel
  • Green Hotel Case Study: Holiday Inn and Suites Columbia-Airport
  • Hemalata Patel, Owner/President, Courtesy Management, Inc.
  • Sustainable Bottled Water Dave Flanders, VP, Business Development, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

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2014 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities

May 7, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington VA
Type: Conference

Description:
The Training Conference serves as the main public outreach and training event for EPA's flagship community right-to-know regulatory program -- the Toxics Release Inventory, the goal of which is to provide communities with information about toxic chemical releases and waste management activities. The conference augments existing online training provided throughout the year and fosters the exchange of information between EPA, localities, states, tribes, federal agencies, industry, community groups, researchers, and non-governmental organizations.

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3rd Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference: Creating Value through Zero Waste

May 7, 2014 - May 8, 2014
The Westin Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Type: Conference

Description:
Zero Waste Businesses are leading the way to Zero Waste and have diverted over 90% of their waste from landfill, incineration and the environment. This conference will demonstrate how Zero Waste can be a key part of business climate change and sustainability plans and help contribute to reducing greenhouse gases and increased operating efficiencies.

By attending this conference, participants will:

  • Learn about the latest best practices for businesses pursuing Zero Waste
  • Network with the nation's leading businesses that have already achieved Zero Waste
  • Meet vendors who can provide the latest equipment and services to get to Zero Waste
  • Find out how to get certified as a Zero Waste Business

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Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Webinar

May 8, 2014
Webinar, 3-4:15 pm CDT
Type: Event

Description:
Behavioral programs have been used in many different capacities in program portfolios, including as a stand-alone offering, as part of marketing and outreach programs, and as a component of multi-pronged efforts. In this presentation, Anne Dougherty will critically assess the role of behavioral programs in portfolios, examine the planning challenges associated with these programs, and explore how behavioral programs and behavior-change elements are being incorporated into program portfolios. Specifically Anne will focus on the following considerations that have to be addressed when planning for these programs:

  • What weight should behavioral programs be given relative to installed measures?
  • How do first vs. lifetime goals affect the way the way we integrate behavioral programs?
  • Should behavioral programs be used drive cross-program participation?
  • If so, how do we do this without penalizing programs for their success?
  • How can we better account for joint effects?
  • Are there ways to attribute benefits more fairly between programs?
  • What should be considered when implementing more than one behavioral strategy at a time?

Presentations in this webinar series can be found at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/seeaction/events.html


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Tools for Successfully Deploying and Measuring Behavior Change for the Littering Public

May 13, 2014
Webinar, 1:30-2:30 pm CDT
Type: Event

Description:
This webinar is part of the popular P2Rx Behavior Change Webinar Series to help pollution prevention technical assistance providers initiate, implement, and measure behavioral change resulting from their programs and initiatives.

Donna Walden will begin by presenting a step-by-step model on community based social marketing (CBSM) to help P2 programs properly selecting behaviors, establish a baseline, and develop strategies that can successfully measure behavior change.

Then UC Santa Barbara Masters candidates Jessica Midbust, Michael Mori, Paula Richter, and Bill Vosti will present a Master's group thesis undertaken for the Algalita Marine Research Institute on reducing plastic debris in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River Watersheds using some CBSM techniques.

Participants will learn some valuable behavior change techniques and hear recommendations made from the graduate students on how to change the behavior of the littering public.


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How to Reduce Wasted Food: EPA's Food Waste Reduction Tools for Food Services & Restaurants

May 15, 2014
Webinar, noon-1:30 pm CDT
Type: Event

Description:
The Guide to Conducting and Analyzing a Food Waste Assessment provides step-by-step instructions to conducting a one-time assessment of the food waste thrown in garbage bins. This instructional outreach material is useful for facilities new to food audits and for those who wish to better understand their current food waste management practices.

The toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging: A Guide for Food Services and Restaurants is designed to help food service establishments save money and reduce their environmental impact with suggested strategies, templates and case studies. Users first track the amount, type of, and reason for wasted food and packaging on paper. Entering the data into the Excel tool automatically creates graphs to help identify patterns and opportunities to reduce waste. The accompanying PDF guide provides intervention strategies and background information.

Julie Schilf is an Environmental Scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5 office where she is the regional coordinator for EPA's WasteWise and Food Recovery Challenge programs. She will provide a summary of the instructional outreach materials on Conducting and Analyzing a Food Waste Assessment.

Amanda Hong is a graduate fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 9 office working in Sustainable Materials Management and Pollution Prevention. She will provide a detailed overview of how to use the toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging.


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GreenWERCS as a Hazard Analysis Tool with Case Study

May 15, 2014
Webinar, 1 pm CST
Type: Event

Description:
GreenWERCS is a formulation profiling tool that uses a comprehensive database of chemical lists to score a product based on relative industry criteria. The program is designed to adapt to the ever changing regulatory landscape and incorporate chemical data from any source. This flexible approach allows for unlimited scoring methods that vary depending on the types of lists and chemical information used to assess the product(s).

Presenter: Sean Burek, The Wercs, Ltd.


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The methodology behind the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges

May 21, 2014
Webinar, 10:30-11:30 am CDT
Type: Event

Description:
David Soto, Director of Content Development, Princeton Review

Part of the Illinois Green Colleges and Universities Subcommittee's monthly conference call.


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Green Hotel Webinar Series: Cut Your Costs and Grow Your Business

May 21, 2014
Webinar, noon-1:15 pm
Type: Event

Description:
The U.S. EPA has funded this six-session webinar series, which will help hotels cut their operating costs and attract customers. Participants will learn how U.S. hotels reduce energy, water, waste and toxins; and get recognized for doing so. Speakers for this session include:
  • Waste Management for Hotels -- Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
  • Green Cleaning for Hotels -- Steve Ashkin, President, The Ashkin Group
  • LED Lighting for Hotels -- George Tregay, Energy Consultant, Waste Reduction Partners

Contact Information:

9th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable

May 28, 2014
3M Innovation Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Type: Conference

Description:
Meet and hear from business leaders about their successes, challenges, and collaborative efforts to advance green chemistry and safer products in their companies and across value chains. Governmental and non-governmental organizations will provide perspectives on green chemistry's progress as well.

Contact Information:

June 2014
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Advancing Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Solutions in North America

June 10, 2014
Webinar, 10 am CST
Type: Event

Description:
Presenter: Adrian Beard, Clariant Corporation

Adrian Beard works for Clariant Corporation, Hurth near Cologne in Germany, as Head of Marketing and Advocacy for the Flame Retardants Business Line of the Business Unit Additives. He is also a senior expert in fire safety and environmental properties of phosphorus based flame retardants. Since 2009-03, he is vice-chairman of the newly formed association for non-halogenated phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants (pinfa). From 2006 to 2008 he was president of the European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA). From 1991 to 1999, before joining Clariant, he was head of the environmental analytical laboratory at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology in Oberhausen, Germany. He holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and a diploma in geo-ecology from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.


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Using EPA's Pollution Prevention Greenhouse Gas and Cost Calculators to Measure Environmental Outcomes

June 18, 2014
Webinar, noon-1 pm CDT
Type: Training

Description:
Are you a U.S. EPA grantee, state, city, NGO, business or consultant looking to demonstrate the environmental benefits of the ground efforts in sustainability or pollution prevention?

Kathy Davey and Natalie Hummel from U.S. EPA will provide an overview of the Pollution Prevention (P2) GHG and Cost Calculators, which are designed to capture GHG reductions and cost savings from energy conservation, green energy, stationary & mobile source fuel reduction/substitutions, water conservation, greener chemical use, and more. The speakers will provide examples and the discuss the latest updates to the calculators.

This webinar is hosted by the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR).


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2014 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

June 25, 2014 - June 27, 2014
University of Colorado Boulder
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 make investments into programs and activities that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible.

Contact Information:

August 2014
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ISTC Sustainability Teacher Workshop

August 1, 2014
ISTC, Champaign IL
Type: Training

Description:
The ISTC Sustainability Teacher Workshop is designed to introduce sustainable technologies into the classroom. Each year a different topic related to sustainable research will be featured with the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers of similar grade levels to produce an NGSS compatible learning unit related to that technology. CPDUs will be available through the University of Illinois.

This year's sustainability topic is biochar (a byproduct of pyrolysis). Teachers will participate in an experiment using scientific methodology to determine the effect of biochar on an agricultural crop.


Contact Information:
Contact: Kirsten Walker
E-Mail: khw@illinois.edu
URL: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8255332

October 2014
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Illinois Water 2014

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

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

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

Web site/computer
Type: Training

Description:

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

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


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


Advanced Hazardous Waste Management

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

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

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

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


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


Air Quality Training

Webinar Recordings
Type: Training

Description:
Six training sessions dealing with a wide variety of air quality topics.

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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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Chicago Center for Green Technology Green Technology University

445 N. Sacramento Blvd, Chicago IL
Type: Event

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

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


Climate Adaptation Implementation Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

Need-based scholarships for participating communities are available.


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


Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

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

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

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

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


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


Creating Sustainable Change

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Developing and Maintaining a Skilled Energy Efficiency Workforce

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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DOT Hazardous Materials Training

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

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

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

This course meets DOT requirements for initial and recurrent training.

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


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


Efficient Motor Control

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing 3-Course Series

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

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

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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


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

P2Rx

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