2012 Webinars

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September

Webinar: Choosing Safer Sanitizers and Disinfectants – September 24, 2012

June

Webinar: EPA’s Suite of P2 Measurement Tools Calculate GHG Reductions and Economic Savings – June 7, 2012
Webinar: Fluorescent Lighting; Phosphor Shortages and Marketplace Strategies – June 27, 2012

April

Webinar How to Launch Green Business Programs in Communities Across the Nation
Food Donation: Feeding People – Not Landfills

February

Webinar: Strategies and Tools for Green Procurement

January

Hazardous Waste: the usual suspects and how to manage them


September


Webinar: Choosing Safer Sanitizers and Disinfectants – September 24, 2012

Sanitizers and disinfectant products have become ubiquitous, but some of their active ingredients – like triclosan – are raising red flags with researchers and regulators. This session discusses the health and environmental impacts of triclosan and will discuss how San Francisco evaluated alternative disinfectant chemicals. It features advice on safer disinfection products and practices, and outline ways that local governments can take action. Chris Geiger from the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Sarah Janssen from the Natural Resources Defense Council will discuss alternative disinfectant chemicals.

The Webinar is Sponsored by The West Coast States EPP Collaborative, the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC).

Presenters:

Sarah Janssen – Natural Resources Defense Council – Download Presentation

Chris Geiger – San Francisco Department of Environment – Download Presentation

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June


Webinar: Fluorescent Lighting; Phosphor Shortages and Marketplace Strategies – June 27, 2012

As part of the West Coast Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Collaborative Professional Briefing Series, Charlie Stephens, a national expert on lighting standards will give a briefing on the status of Fluorescent Lighting.

Prices are going up on fluorescent lighting products due to shortages in phosphors. The webinar will bring up-to-date information on:
What’s going on in the market place:

  • Projected price increases
  • Forces driving up prices
  • What industry is doing in response:
  • The energy bill into effect next July
  • Recommended actions
  • Applications ripe for LEDs
  • Danger of price spikes if too many make the switch to LEDs too quickly
  • Why T-5s won’t reduce the phosphors that are in short supply
  • Switching to T-8s best option right now
  • Examples of cost savings

 

About Charlie Stephens:

Charlie Stephens joined the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) in July 2010 as a Senior Codes & Standards Engineer, representing the energy efficiency interests of NEEA’s funders in federal and state energy efficiency standards processes, and helping to align the work of NEEA’s Emerging Technologies and Sector Initiatives with the region’s codes and standards objectives. Prior to this, Charlie consulted for architects and project owners building high performance and net zero energy homes. He also worked for the Oregon Department of Energy where he focused on residential energy efficiency, new technology development, sustainable building and community development, and energy policy for the State of Oregon. Charlie is a past member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Committee on Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards. Charlie is currently active in the Pacific Coast Collaborative.

This Webinar is Sponsored by The West Coast States EPP Collaborative, the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC).
Presenter: Charlie Stephens – NEEA – Download Presentation Now
Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download Presentation Now
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Webinar: EPA’s Suite of P2 Measurement Tools Calculate GHG Reductions and Economic Savings
Kathy Davey and Natalie Hummel of EPA’s Pollution Prevention Program will present an overview of the Pollution Prevention (P2) green house gas (GHG) and Cost Calculator tools developed to assist the P2 community and beyond in calculating GHG emissions and financial savings from on the ground Pollution Prevention activities. Come hear how these tools demonstrate the unique multi-media perspective that P2 brings to reduce (MTCO2e) metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and enhance economic savings. Hypothetical examples will be presented.
Summary of P2 GHG Calculator:
The P2 GHG Calculator calculates GHG emission reductions from electricity conservation, green energy, fuel and chemical substitutions with lower GHG-intensities, water conservation, and improved materials and process management in the chemical manufacturing sector.
Title: Webinar: EPA’s Suite of P2 Measurement Tools Calculate GHG Reductions and Economic Savings
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Lead Presenter: Natalie Hummel, EPA – Download Presentation Now
Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download Presentation Now
GHG Conversion Tool_10 21 11 – Download Now
P2 Gallons to Pounds conversion tool April 2010 – Download Now
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April


Webinar: How to Launch Green Business Programs in Communities Across the Nation – April 26
California passed AB 913 taking effect January 2012 to facilitate growth and development of the local government Green Business programs across the state. The Green Business program delivers a package of proven multimedia technical assistance to small business to help them improve operations to meet sustainability goals. Learn from California expert, Matt McCarron, how to start a Green Business Program, how they work, and positive effects on a community. Matt will demonstrate the value of Green Business Programs (GBP) using quantitative and qualitative results, including waste and emissions reductions, energy and water conservation, cost savings and customer satisfaction. At the end of the presentation, Jen Huntley, PhD, Environmental Historian, Former UNR Professor and Chair for greenUP! discusses Reno-based environmental group, greenUP! plans for launching a green business program in the Truckee Meadows (Reno Sparks Nevada region).
Lead Presenter: Matt McCarron – DTSC – Download Presentation Now
Presenter: Jen Huntly, PhD – GreenUP! – Download Presentation Now
Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download Presentation Now
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Food Donation: Feeding People – Not Landfills


US EPA SMM Web Academy: April 19, 2012, 1-2:30 EDT
Food Donation: A “How-To” for Food Retailers and the Food Service Industry
Register Here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/965733954
In the U.S., food waste is now the single largest component of municipal solid waste. Much of this food “waste” is not waste at all but actually safe, wholesome food that could potentially feed millions of Americans. Food donations can redirect these valuable resources to “feed people – not landfills.”
In this session, we will learn about EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) and how undertaking a food donation program can add up to big savings for your business as well as helping your local community and protecting the environment — the triple bottom line. You will see and hear:

  • How food retailers, sports franchises, schools, hotels, and other businesses and organizations can get prepared food to those in need.
  • How food donors benefit from tax deductions and liability protection
  • How and what donors need to do to minimize their efforts and maximize their benefits.

 

Guest speakers:
Syd Mandelbaum – CEO and Founder of Rock and Wrap It Up!
Bob Morris – Retail Donation Manager for Feeding America
Major grocery retailer


February

Webinar: Strategies and Tools for Green Procurement – February 7
Federal, state and local governments are facing increased complexity with creating and managing green procurement strategies. This webinar is meant to give an overview of some of the key challenges institutions are facing for green purchasing and provide information on tools and resources that organizations around the country are using to overcome these challenges. The presentation will cover specific web-based tools, calculators, information resources, reporting mechanisms, and other resources that you can use to help implement and manage green procurement. The webinar will also include a demonstration of Greencurement, a new tool to help purchasers identify products that meet their specifications and increase compliance with green purchasing.

This Webinar is cosponsored by the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN), the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) and the West Coast Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Collaborative (WCEPPC).

Presenter: Joshua Saunders – Greencurement – Download Presentation Now

Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download

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January

Hazardous Waste: the usual suspects and how to manage them

Hawaii’s Hotels and resorts, as well as other 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 batteries. When these items are discarded, they need to be managed as hazardous waste because of toxic, ignitable, or even corrosive characteristics. Unfortunately, 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. Topics will tie in with the requirements for the Hawaii Green Business Program. While the focus will be on hotels, this information is valuable to any business looking to improve their environmental management.
About the Presenter:
Roland J. Fornoff is a hazardous waste/pollution prevention specialist with the Business Environmental Program (BEP) of the University of Nevada, Reno. Roland has 10 years of professional experience in hazardous waste management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, and emergency response. He holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Washington College in Maryland, and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland. Roland is responsible for assisting BEP clients with site audits, phone counseling, and training in Southern Nevada.
Title: Hazardous Waste: the usual suspects and how to manage them
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Presenter: Roland J. Fornoff – Business Environmental Program (BEP) of the University of Nevada, Reno – Download Presentation Now

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