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2013 Webinars | WSPPN

2013 Webinars

Learn about our past webinars

January

Beyond Energy Efficiency: Behavior Change Tactics for the Pollution Prevention Community

February

Using Social Media Channels to Inspire Offline Action

March

Embedding Sustainability In An Organizational Structure
Hazardous Waste: the usual suspects and how to manage them

April

Best Pollution Prevention Practices for Commercial Janitorial Companies
Make People Do Good Things (Sometimes Via Social Media)
Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Consumer Product Paint Strippers

May

Emerging Technologies: Recent Information on nano-materials and their Risk Management/Risk Assessment

June

Managing Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
Colony Collapse Disorder and What’s Being Done to Protect our Pollinators

July

Webinar: Safer Alternatives to Copper Antifouling Paints: The Shell Game Must Stop!

November

“Webinar: Green Business Data Tracking Systems: the End to the Excel Nightmare”


January

Beyond Energy Efficiency: Behavior Change Tactics for the Pollution Prevention Community

January 17, 2013 – part of the P2Rx Behavior Change Webinar Series

SusanSusan Mazur-Stommen, Director of Behavior and Human Dimensions Program at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), discusses what behavior change research tells us about how people make decisions and what motivates them to make changes. She will also examine how pollution prevention technical assistance providers can use that research to influence behavior change and improve implementation rates at the companies they work with.

Presenters: Susan Mazur-Stommen, Director of Behavior and Human Dimensions ProgramDownload Presentation

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February

Using Social Media Channels to Inspire Offline Action

February 20, 2013 – part of the P2Rx Behavior Change Webinar Series

zoeyZoey Kroll is an Internet Communications Coordinator at SF Environment and a Social Media Strategist at Hayes Valley Farm. She will talk about using social media channels to inspire offline action. In the webinar, we’ll interact with and discuss how apps (RecycleWhere), activity clubs (Photo Adventure Club), and social media tools can inspire people to move from clicks to compost.

Presenters: Zoey Kroll– San Francisco Department of Environment – Download Presentation

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March

Embedding Sustainability In An Organizational Structure

March 7, 2013 – part of the P2Rx Behavior Change Webinar Series

bertelsAn Assistant Professor in Technology and Operations Management at SFU Surrey, Stephanie Bertels’ research interests include innovations related to sustainability, institutional change, inter-organizational collaboration, and resilience and reliability. Her current research bridges organization theory and the issues surrounding sustainable development to explore how organizations can develop and implement innovative strategies for a more sustainable future.

Hazardous Waste: the usual suspects and how to manage them

March 28, 2103

rolandBusinesses 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. 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.  This information is valuable to any business looking to improve their environmental management.

Presenters:

Roland Fornoff, University of Nevada Reno Business Environmental Program– Download Presentation

Donna Walden (Webinar Overview) – Download Presentation

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April

Best Pollution Prevention Practices for Commercial Janitorial Companies

April 9, 2013 

swatiChris Geiger and Swati Sharma with San Francisco’s Department of Environment (SFE) have been working on creating custodial cleaning product recommendations and best practices with SF’s municipal and commercial custodians. SFE conducted an assessment of custodial cleaning products from which recommendations were adopted by San Francisco’s municipalities; this session will discuss how to translate findings and recommendations to commercial janitorial companies. This session will also discuss the findings from a pilot program consisting of live-hands on training with custodial staff on how to use green cleaning products and practices; assessment and recommendations on product usage and access to training tools.

Presenters:

Chris Geiger & Swati Sharma – San Francisco Department of Environment – Download Presentation

Donna Walden (Webinar Overview) – Download Presentation

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Make People Do Good Things (Sometimes Via Social Media)

April 11, 2013 – part of the P2Rx Behavior Change Webinar Series

choyAt San Francisco Dept. of Environment, Jessian Choy led the creation of SFApproved.org to make it easier for you to buy over 1,000 green products. And she uses fun scavenger hunts to engage 28,000 City staff with draconian laws to buy green. Jessian leads negotiation and role-play trainings to prevent good ideas from dying with bad storytelling and hecklers.

In this interactive event, get answers to these questions and more:

What are new, easy tips to make it fun for people to do good things? 
How can you engage people if they unfollow or unlike you? 
What should you do so your audience tweets about your event during and after? 
How will it be easier for you to find less-toxic, green products with the improved SF Approved List coming in March 2013.

Presenters:

Jessian Choy– San Francisco Department of Environment – Download Presentation

Donna Walden (Webinar Overview) Download Presentation

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Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Consumer Product Paint Strippers

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 23 – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT

(Webinar hosted by WSPPN & NPPR as part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program)

saferchemMethylene chloride has been used for many years in consumer product paint strippers that are purchased from Home Depot, paint supply and hardware stores.  The strippers are used by consumers, small furniture stripping companies, contractors, boatyards and various other businesses to strip a range of items.  The chemical is a carcinogen and acute exposure to methylene chloride strippers is linked to two deaths in California in the last few years.  This presentation will describe two projects that focused on developing, testing and demonstrating safer alternatives to methylene chloride consumer product paint strippers.  It will also focus on the actions California agencies could take to restrict the use of the strippers.

Presenters:

Dr. Katy Wolf – Institute for Research and Technical Assistance – Download Presentation

Donna Walden (Webinar Overview) Download Presentation

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May

Emerging Technologies: Recent Information on nano-materials and their Risk Management/Risk Assessment

May 2, 2013

lawrenceThis session will share Stanford University and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s experience, knowledge, insights about the health risks and consequences of nano-materials in commerce, the workplace, and the environment. Presenters will also provide the most recent information and research on some nano materials.

Presenters:

Lawrence Gibbs, Stanford University Download Presentation

Neena Sahasrabudhe, Ph.D., Department of Toxic Substances Control Download Presentation

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June

Managing Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

June 5, 2013

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 present an update on regulations and also provide a review of the e-waste claims and reporting processes.

Presenters:

Jeff Hunts, CalRecycle – Download Presentation

Kevin Sanchez, California Department of Toxic Substances Control – Download Presentation

Donna Walden (Webinar Overview) – Download Presentation

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Colony Collapse Disorder and What’s Being Done to Protect our Pollinators


June 11, 2013

walterThe decline of bees is getting global attention as we risk losing the ecosystem services these important pollinators provide.   On April 29, it was announced that the European Union will enforce the world’s first near continent-wide ban on widely used insecticides found to present an unacceptable risk to bees when properly applying the precautionary principle.

Walter Haefeker, a beekeeper in Bavaria serving as the President of the European Professional Bee Keepers Association helped lead the European beekeeping community’s efforts to support the EU Commission’s proposal to restrict the use of 3 neonicotinoids (clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam) for seed treatment, soil application (granulate) and foliar treatment on bee attractive plants and cereals.

During this Webinar, Walter speaks about critical issues facing bees today including diseases, pesticides, genetically modified crops and intensive agricultural practices.  He shares his experience working in coordination with environ- mental NGOs and family farmers organizations towards more bee-friendly friendly production of food, textiles and energy. He discusses the successful “Fair Milk” campaign where Walter worked together with independent German dairy farmers to use bee friendly methods of feed production and land management.

Walter also provides insight into a new cooperation with the German Biogas Producers organization to replace corn with flowering plants to produce renewable energy and honey while promoting biodiversity and regenerating soil. Finally, Walter introduces a new international label developed and owned by the beekeeping community, which is designed to mobilize consumer demand for certified bee-friendly production.

Presenters

Walter Haefeker – Download Presentation

Donna Walden (Webinar Overview) – Download Presentation


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July

Webinar: Safer Alternatives to Copper Antifouling Paints: The Shell Game Must Stop!

July 11, 2013

Want to learn about the latest boating practices and technologies for protecting our waterways? Find out about the newly published results of an EPA-funded study that identifies the newest paints and application methods for creating a cleaner, safer marine environment.

boatCopper antifouling coatings have been used for many years to protect boat hulls from marine fouling attachment. The copper leaches from the paints and is removed from the boat hulls when divers clean them. Many of the marinas in California now have high concentrations of copper which can harm the marine life living in and around the basins.

To identify, test, demonstrate and promote the use of safer, innovative non-biocide alternatives to copper antifouling coatings, EPA awarded a grant to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA) took the lead on the project and tested non-biocide coatings on panels and boats, and evaluated their performance and cost effectiveness.

Many of the results are transferable to other marinas in the country. In the Webinar, Dr. Katy Wolf, IRTA, will share the findings of the DTSC/IRTA project and an earlier EPA sponsored project conducted by the Port of San Diego and IRTA.

Presenters:
Dr. Katy Wolf – Institute for Research and Technical Assistance – Download Presentation
Donna Walden (Webinar Overview) – Download Presentation

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November

Webinar: Green Business Data Tracking Systems: the End to the Excel Nightmare

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

After a convening for the first time during a May conference in Boston, a smaller group of colleagues who run Green Business Engagement Programs across the Country has formed a national network to work jointly on issues of shared interest. A Better City, a Boston-based non-profit membership business association, and ICLEI, a non-profit membership municipality organization, are co-facilitating this group of National Green Business Engagement programs and are holding the first in a series of National Green Business “How-to” Webinars.  The first one hosted by WSPPN is ‘Green Business Data Tracking Systems: the End to the Excel Nightmare’.

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Presenters

Donna Walden introduces WSPPN and the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) – Download Presentation

David Straus and Mihir Parikh (A Better City, Boston) will introduce the National Green Business Task Force and ABC/ICLEI, and give a summary of known programs and survey results. Download Presentation

System 1:  Warren Gaskill reviews the Energy Stewards® web platform; its development, in what circumstances it can be used successfully, and its key features. Energy Stewards® web platform is an efficient tool that successfully supports a range of project portfolios, engaging businesses, medical facilities, religious congregations, schools and units of government to take action to reduce financial and environmental costs. Download Presentation

System 2:  Jo Fleming presents on a web-based tool funded and created by the State of California and several local jurisdictions within to track and measure Green Business Program efforts. Download Presentation

System 3: Caroline Teng presents an overview of available ICLEI web-based tools that allow communities to easily administer their green business engagement programs, track data, and launch a friendly competition to encourage resource efficiency. Download Presentation

 

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