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Managing Hazardous Waste in 2015 – Improving your Environmental Management

January 29, 2015

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 in the nation looking to improve their environmental management and businesses that are considering participation in green businesses programs.

Presented by Roland Fornoff from the University of Nevada Business Environmental Program.

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Presenters:
Donna Walden (WSPPN) overview – Download Presentation

Roland Fornoff – Download Presentation


March

ADEQ’s Pollution Prevention Program Webinar

March 6, 2015

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ’s) Pollution Prevention (P2) Program requires facilities that meet the State filing thresholds to prepare and implement a P2 Plan. Facilities use their knowledge of their operations to analyze processes and find opportunities for source reduction, transforming the company culture and progressing towards a sustainable business mentality.

This webinar is designed to educate Arizona facilities that meet the P2 Plan filing thresholds and focus on assisting facilities that use over ten thousand pounds of a toxic substance.

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Presenters:

Donna Walden (WSPPN) overview – Download Presentation

Linneth Lopez and Jeanine Inman – Download Presentation


April

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ADEQ’s Pollution Prevention Program Webinar

April 15, 2015

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ’s) Pollution Prevention (P2) Program requires facilities that meet the State filing thresholds to prepare and implement a P2 Plan. Facilities use their knowledge of their operations to analyze processes and find opportunities for source reduction, transforming the company culture and progressing towards a sustainable business mentality.
This webinar is designed to educate Arizona facilities that meet the P2 Plan filing thresholds and focus on assisting facilities that use over ten thousand pounds of a toxic substance.

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Presenters:

Donna Walden (WSPPN) overview – Download Presentation

Linneth Lopez and Jeanine Inman – Download Presentation


May

How to Leverage the P2 Results Report 2010-2012

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From 2010-2012, approximately 90 P2 programs in the U.S. reported almost $5.4 billion in economic benefits; more than 8.9 billion pounds of pollution minimized or eliminated; approximately 8.8 billion gallons of water conserved; energy usage reduced by 1.4 billion kilowatts; over 1.7 billion pounds of greenhouse gases (GHG) no longer being released into the earth’s atmosphere associated with P2 activities.

What exactly does this mean for the P2 community and how can state and local P2 numbers use this information to leverage their programs?

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Presenters: 

Andy Bray from NEWMOA, Jeffrey Burke from the NPPR, and Ken Grimm from PPRC – Download Presentation


 

How to Start a Successful FOG Program (Learn from San Francisco about SFGreasecycle)

May 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT

In this Webinar, Karri Ving, P2 Program Manager for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will speak on the success of the SFGreasecycle program she launched in the Bay area. The program is part of their larger FOG program that also includes trap waste receiving and enforcement of the FOG Ordinance.

Karri will explain what drove the need for a fats oils and grease (FOG) program, what actions were taken to address the need and share the program success. Also included in the presentation are lessons learned during the development of the SFGreasecycle Program for other agencies that are considering implementing similar programs.

(Cohosted by WSPPN and PPRC as part of an outreach program targeted at restaurants and bars for proper and cost effective handling of fats, oils and grease)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Presenters: 

WSPPN & PPRC overview – Download Presentation

Karri Ving – Download Presentation

 


 

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series – What’s Inside the New Green Chemistry Guide?

Thursday, May 21 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

This Webinar series covers the content of the Green Chemistry Guide collaborated on by renowned university professors, industry professionals and the City of Los Angeles’s engineers.

Michael Simpson and Olga Krel will give an overview of how the guide was created and what is in the guide. They will cover the content of Chapters 1, 2 and 3 including the definition of green chemistry, and the relationship between pollution prevention and green chemistry.

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June

How to Start Green Business Programs for Grocery Stores

Join us for a webinar on Jun 09, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT

This Webinar is part of a green business series sponsored by the Western Sustainability & Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN).

This webinar will cover all aspects of the green business program for grocers. How grocers apply online for recognition, how state programs are able to review and approve applications and facilitate follow-up, and built-in calculators that will help programs report on the outcomes of program participants.

Andy Bray from the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) launched a Regional Sustainable Grocers Initiative in 2012 to develop a model regional recognition program that states could use in acknowledging sustainable leaders in the industry. A number of grocery chains in the region, including Shaw’s, Market Basket, Price Chopper, and Stop & Shop operate in multiple states making an interstate approach to the sector sensible and efficient for state programs and grocers. A number of NEWMOA’s members are in the process of working with stores to pilot a model Sustainable Grocers Initiative workbook. The system is based on one that was developed and is used by the California Green Business Network.

Kevin Kumataka, Green Business Coordinator from Sonoma County will discuss how they developed the Grocery Store Checklist, give an overview of the certification process, and successful partnerships required to make the program a success. He will also highlight success stories from the program including lighting retrofit opportunities, variable speed drivers on refrigeration equipment, the Food runners program, and increases in recycled content purchasing.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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San Francisco Shares Checklist & Best Practices for Green Cleaning Program

Join us for a webinar on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT.

In the last year, San Francisco Department of Environment (SFDoE) has honored many companies who successfully completed the Custodial Green Cleaning pilot program. Theirs is the first Green Business program in the nation focused on protecting custodial worker health by switching from harmful cleaning products to greener products and methods. SF Environment created a Green Business standards checklist for custodial companies wanting to go through the Green Business program. This checklist covers employee training, pollution prevention, purchasing and conservation practices. To date, over 300 custodians have been trained under the pilot program and over 12,000 gallons of harmful cleaning chemicals have been eliminated each year.

Swati Sharma from the San Francisco Department of Environment will speak about how SFDoE implemented the program including development of multi-lingual training videos and materials, provided consultation to custodial companies on Green Cleaning practices, and how a green business checklist was used to track the progress of each of these companies.

This Webinar is sponsored by WSPPN and the Green Business Engagement Network (GBENN).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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September

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series – The Green Chemistry Mindset and Life Cycle Thinking

Tuesday, September 15 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Chapter 5  by author Ally LaTourelle covers what is the green chemistry mindset from different vantage points, the beneficial outcomes for companies that embrace green chemistry principles, and green chemistry and life cycle assessment.

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October

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series – Green Chemistry Tools – What’s Out There?

Wednesday, October 21 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Chapter 6 by author Jonathan Rivin provides an overview of software tools and guidance documents that can be used for implementing green chemistry principles, what tool to use at different stages in the product life cycle and resources for tool selection.

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November

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series – Building the Business Case for Green Chemistry

Wednesday, October 21 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Al Innes, Michelle Butler and Kate Winnebeck present Chapter 7; how to build the business case for green chemistry, the steps needed for initiating a successful program, and accounting for all cost.

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December

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series – Implementation of the Green Chemistry Change and Sustaining Success

Tuesday, December 15 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Chapter 8 presented by Lissa McCracken is the implementation of sustainability practices into business models and integrating pollution prevention and green chemistry strategies and models.

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