2008 Webinars

2008 Webinars

 

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December

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ABCs of Developing a Green Business Program

Green Business Programs (“GBPs”) are being successfully implemented by local jurisdictions in California and other states. By certifying and promoting businesses that operate in an environmentally responsible way, GBPs conserve resources, prevent pollution and help consumers shop in line with their values.

The last decade has seen tremendous growth of and enthusiasm for GBPs. Several jurisdictions are in the process of establishing their own GBPs and many others have expressed interest in the same.

This webinar is specifically designed to provide an introduction to jurisdictions that are interested in launching GBPs, but will serve as a great refresher for upcoming GBPs as well.
 

Presenters:
Jo Fleming – Environmental Innovations
Pamela Evans – Alameda County Health Department (CA)

 

Date: Tuesday, December 16th

Time: 10 – 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Missed the Webinar? Download the recorded Presentation (101 MB Windows Media Player File)
 


November

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Greening Chemical Inventories – innovations in identifying safer/greener product choices

Join PPRC and WSPPN for a free Webinar on December 3rd
(rescheduled from November 20th)
 

This webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the newest innovations in greening chemical inventories. For those who are unfamiliar with chemical inventories, the webinar will begin with a brief summary of approaches and tools to greening chemical inventories, before moving on to focus on one of the biggest innovators, IHS Dolphin software.

Join us for this free webinar to:

  • Learn more about chemical inventories
  • Get information on the latest green innovations in chemical inventories
  • Learn about IHS Dolphin software
  • Hear the results of the IHS Dolphin software pilot with King County, WA

 

Title: Greening Chemical Inventories: innovations in identifying safer/greener product choices
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
 

Presenters:
Lauren Heine – Senior Science Advisor, Clean Production Action & Principal, Lauren Heine Group LLC
Stewart Bartlett – Account Manager, IHS Dolphin
Marilyn Johnson – Director Environmental Initiatives, Corporate Sustainability Environment, IHS Dolphin
Larry Brown – Health and Environmental Inspector, King County Department of Health
 

Hosted By: The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) and the Western Sustainability Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the
 

Instructions: If you have not used the GoToWebinar program before, we ask that you download the free software ahead of time. Clicking on the “Register Now” button above should automatically begin the downloading process. Because this webinar service requires you to download software into your computer, you may have to coordinate with your IT Administrator to ensure proper downloading. The download may take 5-10 minutes. Click “Run” or “Open” if prompted.

Please be aware that the GoToWebinar program runs on Java. To verify you have an up to date version of Java installed on your computer please follow the link below:

http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your connection, please call (800) 263-6317. Once a connection has been established, dial a 2 for technical assistance when prompted. Don’t forget to have your Webinar ID number handy.

If possible, please join a few minutes early to ensure a successful connection.

Missed the Webinar? Download the Slides or Download the recorded presentation (85 MB Windows Media Player File)


October

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Opportunities in Lean & Green

This webinar will provide participants with a brief introduction on integrating lean and green, before diving in to more detailed information. Join us for this free webinar to:

  • Find out what’s happening in lean and green across the U.S., (including the Green Suppliers Network (GSN), EPA’s Lean and Environment Initiative, and via the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnerships, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers;  
  • Learn about available tools and resources;
  • Hear two short lean and green case studies from Missouri Enterprise; and
  • Learn how to identify facilities ripe for lean and green.

 

Title: Opportunities in Lean & Green
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 PM PDT
 

Missed the webinar? Download the slides.


September

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Safer Alternatives for Auto Repair Cleaning

 

Join us for a Webinar on September 30, 2008

This webinar focuses on low-VOC, low toxicity cleaning alternatives for the auto repair industry.  It describes technical projects that were completed over the last 10 years in California.  The targeted cleaning applications that will be discussed are parts cleaning, brake cleaning and automotive aerosol cleaning.  IRTA identified, developed, tested and demonstrated safer alternatives in these a pplications. State and local regulatory agencies have adopted regulations that require the use of low-VOC cleaners.  Alternatives that are used and proved successful are water-based cleaners, soy cleaners and acetone based cleaners.  Acetone is not classified as a VOC and is lower in toxicity than almost all other organic solvents.  The use of the alternatives has reduced VOC emissions by more than 46 tons per day.  It has also reduce worker and community exposure to toxic solvents.

Title: Safer Alternatives for Auto Repair Cleaning
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
 

Presenter: Dr. Katy Wolf, Director of the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA)

Hosted By: The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
 

Instructions: If you have not used the GoToWebinar program before, we ask that you download the free software ahead of time. Clicking on the “Register Now” button above should automatically begin the downloading process. If the downloading process does not initiate, please inform Raul Gonzalez at raulg@unr.edu. In addition, because this webinar service requires you to download software into your computer, you may have to coordinate with the IT Administrator of your department to ensure proper downloading. The download may take 5-10 minutes. Click “Run” or “Open” if prompted.
 

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July

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Safer Alternatives in Cleanup Solvents for Lithographic Printing

Presenters:
Dr. Katy Wolf, director of the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA)
 

Date: Thursday, July 17th
Time: 10 – 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
 

There are thousands of lithographic printers in the U.S., most of them small businesses. Emissions of cleanup solvents used to clean rollers and blankets are very high, much higher than emissions of the solvents used in the inks. Most of the cleanup solvents used in the industry are VOCs and many of them are also toxic. This presentation will focus on the results of projects that were conducted in the Los Angeles area over the last few years by the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA), a nonprofit organization. In these projects, IRTA worked with 21 lithographic printing facilities to identify, develop, test and demonstrate low-VOC, low toxicity alternative cleanup materials. IRTA found and demonstrated water-based, acetone based and soy based cleaning alternatives that were effective. The South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted a VOC regulation that became effective January 1, 2008 based on the results of the IRTA projects.
 

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June

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Chemical Policy 101 and California’s Green Chemistry Initiative

Presenters:
Ken Zarker, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program, WA Department of Ecology Don Owens, Green Chemistry Initiative Coordinator, CA Department of Toxic Substances Control
 

Date: Friday, June 20th
Time: 9:30-11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
 

Ken Zarker from the WA Department of Ecology will begin the presentation with an overview of national policies regarding chemicals used in everyday products and their risks. He will also discuss international policies such as the EU’s REACH program and the importance of educating regional businesses who export to the EU. In 2007 the State of California launched the California Green Chemistry Initiative; part of this process was creating a public process to fill information and safety gaps about chemicals, developing overall policy goals, and finally, identifying and recommending policy options. Don Owens, Green Chemistry Initiative Coordinator’s, presentation will focus on the current status of the Initiative and will give us an inside look on what issues they intend to address in the future. Green Chemistry is a strategy to reduce the use of toxic substances so that they do not harm the public or contaminate the environment. It is a sharp departure from managing industrial wastes by disposal or incineration. Green Chemistry is a way to make goods and engineer processes using less toxic materials, less energy, and less waste. Renewable feedstocks, recycling, sustainability, and other life-cycle attributes are incorporated at the design stage. This “cradle-to-cradle” approach of Green Chemistry means fewer hazardous substances along with improved air quality, cleaner drinking water, and a safer workplace.


May

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Spray Paint Efficiency

Techniques that Technical Assistance Providers Can Teach
 

This webinar will provide P2 Technical Assistance Providers with an opportunity to learn how to identify opportunities to improve the overall efficiency of manual spray coating operations by enhancing the techniques of painters.  The information presented in this webinar draws on the fundamental techniques that are offered in the Spray Technique Analysis and Research (STAR®) training developed by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. 

The webinar will discuss the following topics for achieving maximum efficiency:

  • proper spray gun maintenance, use and adjustments
  • proper spray gun position
  • spray overlap and edge painting techniques

The next time you visit a collision repair shop or facility that spray paints their products you will be able to identify techniques that promote coating inconsistency and increase waste and offer qualified advice for improvement.  Ken Grimm is a certified STAR trainer and has over 20 years combined industrial and automotive painting experience.

Bonus webinar content:  This webinar will also provide an overview of the new EPA Surface Coating NESHAP, highlighting the elements that are met by STAR training, and providing information on accessing materials that will help shops understand and comply with the new regulations.
 

Presenter: Ken Grimm, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
 

Date: Thursday, May 15th
Time: 10-11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
 

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April

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Safer Alternatives in Dry Cleaning

This webinar will focus on alternatives to perchloroethylene (PERC) in dry cleaning.  PERC is a carcinogen and PERC dry cleaning is scheduled to be phased out over the next several years in dry cleaning in California.  Other states are also considering similar regulations.  There are a variety of alternatives that are replacing PERC including hydrocarbon, Green Earth, glycol ether cleaning, water-based cleaning using various processes, and carbon dioxide cleaning.  Characteristics of these cleaning processes will be discussed.  The webinar will also focus on safer alternatives to PERC and trichloroethylene (TCE) used extensively in the textile cleaning industry for spotting.  TCE, like PERC, is a carcinogen.  Alternatives that can be used for spotting garments include water-based and soy based cleaners.
 

Presenter: Dr. Katy Wolf, director of the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA)
 

Date: Thursday, April 17th
Time: 10 – 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
 

Missed the webinar? Download the slides.