2013 Hawaii Build and Buy Green Conference and Expo
|May 10, 2013 – at the Hawaii Convention Center|
|INNOVATE – INSPIRE – INFORM|
|Case studies and updates on the latest in greening approaches:
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design),
Greening Affordable Housing, Green Communities,
Financing, Green Infrastructure and Programs.
|Concurrent tracks will cover (A) Residential Green Communities, (B) Green Infrastructure and Clean Energy Updates, and (C) Green Building Program and Project Updates. Join over 400 participants from across the state to learn about cutting-edge initiatives and technology for building sustainable communities. Highlight your company, new technology, or service at the Expo. Over 50 exhibitor spaces will be available.|
|Notice: The early registration deadline has been extended to April 22, 2013. Registration Link.|
|For conference information – http://www.green.hawaii-conference.com|
|Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
EPA Region 9 Environmental Awards Nomination Period Open
The nomination period for the 2013 awards program is now open! This year, nominations are not limited to a specific set of categories, so nominators can focus on the areas of recognition they choose. A total of six to eight winners will be selected in the fall of 2013; nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2013. 2013 Environmental Awards: How to Nominate
EPA has made a few changes to this year’s awards. Rather than designating a set list of award categories, we’re inviting nominators to identify the most relevant areas of recognition. (Examples: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Green Government) They expect to honor a total of six to eight awardees from around the Region. EPA plans to notify winners this fall and recognize them at events in their local areas.
This is a great opportunity to bring public attention to individuals and groups outside of EPA who are working to protect public health and the environment through innovative approaches, development and implementation of successful programs, and inspirational leadership.
For more details or to submit a nomination, visit http://www.epa.gov/region9/awards .
Webinar: Managing Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
The e-waste recovery infrastructure fostered by the CEW recycling program has resulted in approximately 1.2 billion pounds of obsolete TVs and monitors collected and dismantled in California over the past seven years. However, traditional markets for used CRT glass have diminished, creating challenges for recyclers looking for outlets for this material, even as an increasing amount of non-CRT video displays are joining the e-waste stream. CalRecycle and DTSC have been working on revised regulations to address this. Speakers Jeff Hunts from CalRecycle and Kevin Sanchez from DTSC will present an update on regulations and also provide a review of the e-waste claims and reporting processes.
Webinar Link: Click Here
Sign Up Now for P2 Certificate Program
The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) announces its 2013 P2 Certificate Program where participants can receive non-accredited education hours for attending webinars, seminars and other pollution prevention trainings in Region 9 and throughout the nation. For details and contest rules: REGISTER NOW
See WINNERS of the 2012 P2 Week Video Contest
The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) display the winners of the 2012 P2 Week Video Contest. See the winners of the P2 Week Video Contest for 2013
P2-101 Training Videos
WSPPN responded to its state technical assistance providers by designing a P2-101 basic training module to address the turnover of P2 professionals at manufacturing facilities. Ten 5 to 20 minute videos were produced and other P2 training links were added to the WSPPN website. See http://wsppn.org/p2-training/p2-101-basic-training/.