With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.
In its inaugural State of Curbside Report, The Recycling Partnership identifies key attributes of the highest-performing cities (those collecting more than 400 pounds per household, per year) for recovering recyclables curbside in the U.S. One common attribute that the cities shared was that each community had some sort of public action to support recycling.
What is a “public action?” It’s a term that refers to a trigger or tool that a local government implements to influence curbside recycling collection. Examples of this can include 1) having a licensing agreement or franchise that mandates recycling collection be provided with garbage collection, 2) delivering a container to every home in the community and mandating automatic collection, or 3) other action or policy that supports recycling and includes it in every household’s service.
In this Webinar, The Recycling Partnership will share details and data from its far-ranging State of Curbside Report. Representatives of three high-performing cities — Florence, Alabama; Madison, Wisconsin; and Portland, Oregon — will share how their communities brought recycling to its residents in a way that makes them public action stars of recycling.
Registration is open for the 2017 KAM Conference & Trade Show. The deadline to register is May 24. The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is facilitating the conference, which will be held May 31 and June 1 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme for this year’s conference is “Manufacturing Our Future.” The goal for the conference is for manufacturers to understand and leverage where they are now to influence manufacturing’s future. Trade show and sponsorship registrations must be received by close of business on May 10 to ensure inclusion in all event materials.
The conference offers a full agenda of relevant information from renowned speakers, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who will speak about his new position in Washington, D.C., and his perspectives about energy and the environment. The conference will have 11 sessions over two days, and will include an industry trade show.
Additionally, the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) will have a booth at the conference. KPPC helps Kentucky businesses and industries develop environmentally sustainable, cost-saving solutions for improved energy efficiency.
KAM invites manufacturers, suppliers, legislators, educators, policy makers, large energy consumers and key decision makers to join them at the conference for focused discussion on topics such as: The pipeline of qualified and skilled talent; reliable and affordable energy now and into the future; and cybersecurity, hacking and the Internet of Things (IoT).
KAM is focused on giving manufacturers practical, relevant information that can immediately be put into practice to see positive results right away. It is also committed to ensuring Kentucky has a manufacturing-friendly environment now and into the future.
Conference and Trade Show information, the agenda, sponsorship opportunities and registration are available online. Early Bird registration is open through April 15!
The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) are co-organizing the Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference (ECAEC17), which will be held May 31-June 1 in Champaign, Illinois.
The conference will feature presentations and posters on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, and education. In addition, there will be opportunities for discussion with those interested in all aspects of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment.
Who should attend?
Researchers, educators, businesses, government officials, regulatory agencies, policy makers, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, members of the general public, and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals are encouraged to attend the conference.
Keynote presentations include:
- Contaminants of emerging concern during de facto water reuse (Susan Glassmeyer – Research Chemist, United States Environmental Protection Agency)
- Microplastic and anthropogenic litter in rivers is abundant, mobile and selects for unique bacterial assemblages (Tim Hoellein – Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago)
- PAHs and coal tar — old contaminants with emerging concerns (Barbara Mahler – Research Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey)
On May 31, oral sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT, with a reception and poster session following from 4:15 to 6 p.m. CDT. On June 1, oral sessions and a panel discussion will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT. Registration is open until May 12. (Times are subject to change once the agenda is finalized.)
Please note: If you are submitting an abstract for an oral presentation or poster you will need to register for the conference separately.
For more information and to register, please visit the conference website. Early bird registration ends April 30.
The first ever Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference will be held May 31-June 2 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. This conference will draw more than 1,000 engineers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, government officials (local, state, provincial and federal), developers, planners, academia, drain and road agencies, conservation and non-profit organizations, and interest groups from around the Great Lakes basin in Canada and the U.S.
The conference will focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal of protecting the surface waters in the Great Lakes region. The conference location is in the middle of the Great Lakes chain and at the forefront of many innovative green infrastructure projects.
Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager “Ask the Expert.” It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.
The 2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit (CS3) will be held June 5-7 at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.
This year’s CS3, co-hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Florida, 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.
The summit offers engaging speakers, collaborative round table discussions and breakout sessions that allow participants to dive deeper into topics regarding sustainability.
Who should attend: Faculty, staff, students or professionals researching or involved with: collegiate athletics, recreational sports, campus sustainability, recycling and waste reduction, facility management, food service, behavior change, marketing and communications, psychology, social sustainability, or fan engagement.
Regular Attendee Registration – $200 ($250 after May 1, 2017)
Student Registration – $50 ($75 after May 1, 2017)
The conference offers an opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to identify new areas in which to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations’ goals. Designed to help participants improve operations and stay current on the latest advances while also covering future challenges, the conference features case studies, strategies and tactics from organizations that have had success in delivering results that matter. C-level executives, vice presidents, directors and managers responsible for environmental and energy management in multiple industry sectors are encouraged to attend.
Could your business cope with a major flood, snowstorm, or power failure? Do you use hazardous chemicals? Surveys show that many businesses have not prepared for disasters by taking precautions such as emergency planning, having adequate insurance, & arranging for emergency power. This webinar for Massachusetts businesses will show you how to manage hazardous chemicals safely so that they are not at risk of release during a flood or other natural disaster. Registrants will receive a presentation with links to on-line resources. Learn how to:
- use online maps to quickly find out if you are in a floodprone area
- determine your elevation & assess your flood risk onsite,
- reduce risk & save money by switching to less hazardous chemicals & using energy more efficiently,
- comply with regulations for managing hazardous wastes & materials, &
- find financing & technical assistance.
- Roy Crystal, EPA Region 1 – The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention
- Tiffany Skogstrom, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance – Online Maps & Resources for Disaster Preparation & Toxics Use Reduction in Massachusetts
- Brenda Mirabile, FM Global – Onsite Assessment of Flood Risk & How to Reduce It
Water professionals will convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Water Works Association’s 136th Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE), June 11-14.
This year’s professional program will include more than 900 expert presenters in 16 defined tracks focusing on:
• Infrastructure funding and affordability
• Lead management in drinking water
• Green infrastructure
• Federal regulatory agencies and innovation in the water sector
• Policy and water quality discussions
• Public health issues with source water protection
More than 450 exhibiting companies specializing in engineering, manufacturing, membrane filtration systems, laboratory equipment, security and wastewater will showcase products and services at ACE17.
Come see expanded education on the show floor. Sessions will cover wastewater and collection systems management, poster sessions, entrepreneurial sessions from water start-ups inside the Innovation lounge, and roundtable solution sessions presented by exhibitors.