Learn about our past webinars
Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program: A Holistic Continuous Improvement Framework
February 13, 2014 – 9:00 AM PST – part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program 2014 Spring Webinar Series
Presenter: Susan Klosterhaus, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Senior Scientist
EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredient List
March 18, 2014 – part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program 2014 Spring Webinar Series
Presenter: Clive Davies, Environmental Protection Agency, Chief, Design for the Environment Branch Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8302663346085465602
“Marketing Your Green Business Program, How to simultaneously attract new businesses while providing benefits to your existing participants”
March 12, 2014 – part of the GBENN “How-to” Green Business Webinar Series
How do you effectively market your green business program? It’s not just advertising and social media. This webinar will explore some business models and case studies of communities that have successfully launched and grown their green business programs. This is a must watch for those who are currently considering a program or have recently launched a program.
Donna Walden (WSPPN) introduces speakers – Download Presentation
Mihir Parikh (A Better City, Boston) and Caroline Teng (ICLEI) introduce the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN) – Download Presentation
Presenter #1 Anna Frankel (San Francisco Department of Environment) speaks on the San Francisco Green Business Program – Value Marketing – Download Presentation
Presenter #2: Kevin Dick (Delta Institute Chicago) speaks on “Appealing to the Individual – Marketing Using Gamification – Download Presentation
Presenter #3: Michelle Castagnola (City of Chula Vista, CA) speaks on “How to Simultaneously Attract New Businesses While Providing Benefits to Your Existing Participants”. – Download Presentation
California Priority Products List
April 17, 2014 – 11:00 AM PDT – part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program 2014 Spring Webinar Series
Presenter: Karl Palmer, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch
Description:California Priority Products List
Under the California Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), California is carrying out a process of identifying chemicals of concern in products, requiring the evaluation of safer alternatives, and implementing regulations that promote reducing exposures to hazardous chemical-product combinations. The SCPR established a two-phase alternatives analysis process that requires manufacturers guides companies through steps to evaluate alternatives. The overall goal is safer alternatives and no regrettable substitutions. The CA Dept of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) recently released its first three priority products under the SCPR:
- Children’s foam padded sleeping products containing the flame retardant TDCPP (chlorinated tris)
- Spray polyurethane foam systems containing unreacted diisocyanates (used in home insulation), and
- Paint and varnish strippers containing methylene chloride
Starting with these three initial “priority products”, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control has initiated a process that launches a new framework for chemicals management and toxics exposure reduction in our homes, workplaces and environment.
“We are very pleased to have reached an important milestone in implementing California’s Safer Consumer Product regulations. We believe our regulations and the process we’re starting will help stimulate development of safer products, meet consumer demand, and promote the protection of people and our environment.”
Co-Host: Donna Walden, Western Regional P2 Network
GreenWERCS as a Hazard Analysis Tool with Case Study
May 15, 2014 – 11 AM PDT – part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program 2014 Spring Webinar Series
Presenter: Sean Burek, The WERCS, Business Development Specialist
Tools for Successfully Deploying and Measuring Behavior Change for the Littering Public
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT – part of the P2Rx Behavior Change Webinar Series
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.
Advancing Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Solutions in North America
June 10, 2014 – 8 AM PDT – part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program 2014 Spring Webinar Series
Presenter: Dr. Adrian Beard, PINFA Board Member and Head of Marketing and Advocacy for Flame Retardants at Clariant Corporation
Funding Your Green Business Program, Diverse Funding Sources Add Up
June 11, 2014 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT – part of the How-to Green Business Webinar Series
This is part of a how-to webinar series on green business sponsored by the Western Sustainability & Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN) focused on finding essential funding for your program.
Speakers include representatives from the California Green Business Network, the Illinois Green Business Association, A Better City, and ICLEI.
Alternative Products: Release Agents for Parts Manufacturing, Concrete Stamping and Asphalt Manufacture and Application
September 9, 2014 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
(Hosted by WSPPN & NPPR as part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Fall Webinar Series)
In some manufacturing operations, various substrates are used to manufacture parts which are molded into a particular form. Mold release agents are used to prevent the fiberglass or plastic from sticking to the mold. Concrete and concrete overlay stamping involve stamping a pattern into concrete to give it the appearance of stone. Release agents are used between the curing concrete and the mats with the pattern to be stamped to prevent the concrete from sticking to the mat. A release agent is also used in asphalt manufacturing plants and when asphalt is being applied to roads to prevent the asphalt from building up and sticking to equipment and tools.
EPA Region IX and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) sponsored a project conducted by the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA), a nonprofit organization, to identify, develop, test and demonstrate low-VOC, low toxicity alternatives to the high VOC content materials used as release agents in these applications.
IRTA tested and demonstrated alternatives including water-based release agents, petroleum based lubricants, lubricants based on soy, and vegetable oil containing soy and canola oil recycled from restaurants. IRTA analyzed and compared the cost of using the alternatives. The project has been completed and the SCAQMD plans to develop regulations requiring the use of low-VOC alternatives over the next year or so.
Dr. Katy Wolf will present the findings of IRTA’s alternatives product research project and provide a comparison of alternative release agents.
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/493087722
“So you want to start a Green Business Program?”
September 10, 2014 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT - part of the How-to Green Business Webinar Series
Green Business Programs are being started all across the nation. Where does one start? What are the benefits and how much does it cost? They’re many different approaches from self -certified and gamification to third party audits. Hear about different programs that are working and determine an approach that makes sense for you?