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January 2012

11 - 13
Midwest Energy Solutions Conference
Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL
Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. The annual conference is about celebrating accomplishments and inspirations in energy efficiency but it is also to remind stakeholders that we have a long way to go.
www.meeaconference.org/
17 - 20
US Composting Council 20th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
The only national composting conference and exhibition run by and for composting and organics recycling professionals, it is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.
compostingcouncil.org/conference/
Jan 30 - Feb 1
The 15th Annual Energy & Environment Conference & Expo
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
EUEC 2012 will host about 3,000 delegates on january 31st - february 1st, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona. An outstanding list of over 600 speakers will make expert presentations in 12 tracks (A through L). Each track focus on a special subject area listed on a separate page. The timing of this year's conference brings together senior management professionals at the onset of what is likely to be an active year for energy and environmental policy particularly with the new proposed initiatives and legislation on climate change and energy independence in the United States following COP meetings in Copenhagen.
www.euec.com/

February 2012

2 - 4
11th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
There will be something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with 100 sessions and workshops to choose from. Learn from hundreds of speakers who cross disciplines to share insights, valuable tools and strategies for making smart growth a success in your community. The program will be infused with sessions and case studies focusing on important equity and environmental justice issues.
www.newpartners.org/
5 - 8
9th Annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, FL
The annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the only event that gathers biodiesel decision-makers from across the United States, and the world. Opportunities abound for attendees and exhibitors to network, connect and learn. This event will explore the topics of governmental policy, technical issues and marketing trends in the biodiesel industry.
www.biodieselconference.org/2012/
14 - 16
Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
The Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2012 conference program features a comprehensive curriculum of courses covering a wide range of topics important to the further development of the industry.
www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/
14 - 16
Sustainability in Manufacturing
Anaheim, CA
As a key feature of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Western United States, the Sustainability in Manufacturing expo brings you resources from every industry sector for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste.
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/sim12/
22 - 24
2012 International Roofing Expo
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
The roofing industry's largest, most comprehensive event of 2012 brings you the full range of show features to help you benefit beyond expectations — cost-saving resources, vital knowledge, powerful connections and much more.
www.theroofingexpo.com/attendee/show-info-.aspx
23 - 24
5th Annual Alternative Energy NOW Conference
Shades of Green, Lake Buena Vista, FL
This conference is designed to bring together military and industrial personnel to openly share information about technology advancements in renewable alternative energy solutions, including advanced power production, storage, alternative fuels, and applications from both domestic and international perspectives. Moreover, this conference seeks to leverage participants' knowledge of actual installations and case studies through the sharing of experiences, metrics, results, recommendations and lessons learned.
www.upcomingevents.ctc.com/AEN_V/info.html
26 - 28
International Conference on ISO 9000 and International Conference on Lean & Six Sigma
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL
www.iso9000conference.com/
27 - 28
2012 Lean and Six Sigma Conference
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Phoenix, AZ
You'll have the opportunity to network with others who have "been there and done that," and learn from proven firsthand applications, technical applications, and best practices. The 2012 Lean and Six Sigma Conference delivers valuable information for all industries, belt levels, and careers.
asq.org/conferences/six-sigma/
Feb 29 - Mar 2
Better Buildings: Better Business Conference Wisconsin
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Experience the largest conference in North America dedicated to cold-climate residential building science.
www.ecw.org/university/ecuevent.php?ecuid=393

March 2012

6 - 8
Building Energy 2012
Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA
BuildingEnergy is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region. Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, it brings together architects, engineers, builders, policymakers, developers and building managers for three days of networking, accredited educational sessions and a high-level trade show.
www.nesea.org/be12/
7 - 8
Greenprints 2012
Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA
Now in its 15th year, Greenprints is a high-level forum for the sustainability-driven conversations that define our times. A gathering place for regionally and nationally renowned building science and design experts, as well as building industry professionals, Greenprints facilitates conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners.
www.greenprints.org/
7 - 10
9th Annual Green Energy Summit and Exposition
Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI
The Green Energy Summit and Exposition recognizes unprecedented opportunities and encourages investment and development in the green sector. We highlight Education, Energy Efficiency, Financing, Green Agriculture, Green Building, Green Business & Manufacturing, Green Careers, Innovation, Recycling, Renewables, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Transportation and Water.
greenenergysummit.us/
14 - 15
Sustainability in Manufacturing
Anaheim, CA
As a key feature of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Southwestern United States, the Sustainability in Manufacturing expo brings you resources from every industry sector for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste.
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/sim12/tx_index.html
26 - 30
ACI National Home Performance
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
Over 300 presenters will engage attendees. The annual event includes more than 195 educational events focused on energy efficient home performance and weatherization strategies and diagnostic tools; an exhibitor trade show; networking receptions; and the ACI Home Energy Leadership Summit.
acinational.org/

April 2012

16 - 19
International Biomass Conference and Expo
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world's interconnected biomass utilization industries—biobased power, thermal energy, fuels and chemicals.
www.biomassconference.com/
19
US EPA SMM Web Academy — Food Donation: A "How-To" for Food Retailers and the Food Service Industry
WEBINAR 1-2:30 EDT
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.
19 - 20
4th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference 2012
Tulsa, OK
The IEEE Green Technologies Conference aims to bring together scientists, researchers and practitioners from the industry around the world to develop realistic solutions to address the current energy crisis and to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. It also provides a platform for interdisciplinary interaction among scientists and engineering professionals, faculty and students.
www.ieeegreentech.org/
21 - 23
2012 National Sustainable Design Expo
National Mall, between 13th and 14th Streets
Join hundreds of students, scientists, activists, and feds under the tent to see their innovations for the environment. Students compete for EPA's P3 Award and exhibitors showcase their ideas for achieving sustainability for the planet.
www.epa.gov/p3/expo/
26
How to Launch Green Business Programs in Communities Across the Nation
WEBINAR, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
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.
26 - 27
2012 Green California Summit
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA
The 2012 Green California Summit is the place to come to discover innovations in policy, practice and technology that can keep green programs healthy and expanding. Led by an Advisory Board that includes leaders from government and industry, the Summit brings sustainability to life through education sessions, keynote presentations, an Expo featuring green products and services and the Summit's annual Leadership Awards.
www.green-technology.org/gcsummit/

May 2012

2
Recovering Food Waste Through Donation & Recycling
WEBINAR 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
The amount of food wasted in the United States is staggering. In the U.S. more food ends up in landfills and incinerators than any other material – even more than paper and plastic. This is especially true for the hospitality sector, where a considerable portion of the budget goes towards buying food – and then disposing of the unused food as waste. In this webinar, participants will learn how food waste has significant economic, as well as environmental consequences, and ways that it can be diverted from the traditional disposal methods and recovered for donation, recycling, and composting.
2 - 3
Sustainability in Manufacturing
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
As a key feature of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Southwestern United States, the Sustainability in Manufacturing expo brings you resources from every industry sector for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste.
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/sim12/cha_index.html
5 - 6
Living Green Expo
Minnesota State Fairgrounds,
Discover how to live better and save money! Enjoy a bike rodeo, fashion show, entertainment, chef demos, exhibitors, workshops, and more!
www.livinggreenexpo.mn/
13 - 17
World Renewable Energy Forum
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
The ASES National Solar Conference (NSC) is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in North America. This year, under the joint sponsorship of the nonprofit ASES and WREN, NSC becomes World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF).
www.ases.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=147
16
Life Cycle Assessment: Impact Assessment & the Uncertainty Implications
WEBINAR, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
This webinar is a follow up to the "Tools to Measure Sustainability: Life Cycle Assessment" webinar conducted in March. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool used to quantify the environmental impacts of a product throughout the entire life cycle, from material extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and end of life. The inputs and outputs of the product life cycle are quantified and then translated to environmental impact. Results are commonly used to compare the environmental footprint of multiple products which perform the same function. Life cycle impact assessment translates the life cycle inventory to environmental impacts. The elements of life cycle impact assessment will be explored, with a focus on uncertainty and data quality throughout the process.
21
Green Chemistry in Action: Lubrication Technologies Develops Water Based Paint Booth Cleaner
WEBINAR 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Lubrication Technologies offered to specifically develop a product for the St. Paul, Minnesota Ford Motor Plant that would be safer, more effective, and able to replace high VOC emitting solvents used in their glass cleaning, floor cleaning and paint booth maintenance operations. As a result, Ford Sludge Remover (FSR) reduced paint department costs both in product and labor, provided a more employee friendly product, and significantly decreased Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. Pollution is prevented at the source due to the reduced VOC content of the product coupled with the product's ability to perform at a reduced usage rate.
21 - 24
Environment, Energy Security, and Sustainability (E2S2) Symposium and Exhibition
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
E2S2 is focused on providing participants with critical information and interaction on the challenges of the National Security Departments and Agencies, as reflected in this year's conference theme, "Government & Industry Partnerships: Addressing the Challenges of Our Resource-Constrained Times." E2S2 provides an opportunity to share ideas and create partnerships to meet and achieve environmental, energy security, and sustainability objectives across government and industry.
e2s2.ndia.org/
22 - 24
Sustainability in Manufacturing
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
As a key feature of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Southwestern United States, the Sustainability in Manufacturing expo brings you resources from every industry sector for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste.
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/sim12/pa_index.html

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June 2012

6
Showcasing Sustainability in Your TRI Report
WEBINAR 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
The webinar will focus on the pollution prevention portion of the TRI form, which offers facilities the opportunity to report and describe pollution prevention activities and other environmentally friendly practices related to listed toxic chemicals. Providing this information enables TRI to present a more complete picture of a facility's management of toxic chemicals and helps make TRI a more effective tool for highlighting and promoting pollution prevention successes. To learn more about reporting pollution prevention activities to TRI and about EPA's plans to utilize and promote this information, we invite you to register for the webinar. If you have any questions please contact us: Daniel Teitelbaum (teitelbaum.daniel@epa.gov)
7
EPA's Suite of P2 Measurement Tools Calculate GHG Reductions and Economic Savings Webinar
WEBINAR, 2:00 PM - 3:30 pm EDT
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.
12
Online Resources for Safer Chemical Assessments Webinar
WEBINAR, 2:00 - 3:00 EDT
Reserve your Webinar seat now! This webinar will walk attendees through the Safer Chemical Alternatives Topic Hub and the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) Safer Alternatives wiki.
About the Presenters:
Michelle Gaither has over 15 years of environmental experience, providing technical assistance and support to government agencies, small businesses, and a national lab.  Pam Eliason is the Senior Associate Director and Industry Research Program Manager at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute.
12 - 14
The LOHAS Forum
Boulder, CO
The LOHAS Forum brings together +500 business executives to network and learn about the opportunities the LOHAS marketplace has to offer and how best to target the LOHAS consumer.
www.lohas.com/forum
19 - 21
Sustainability in Manufacturing
McCormick Place North, Chicago, IL
As a key feature of the largest advanced design and manufacturing event in the Southwestern United States, the Sustainability in Manufacturing expo brings you resources from every industry sector for long-term cost savings, improved process efficiency, and reduced waste.
www.canontradeshows.com/expo/sim12/chi_index.html
28
Green Purchasing for Federal Agencies
WEBINAR
This webinar will focus on reducing the environmental impact of your facility's purchasing practices, while still achieving your agency's mission. The FGC targets environmentally preferable purchasing, as well reducing the environmental impact of meetings. This session will feature expert speakers from the General Services Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. There will be a question and answer session following each presentation.
June 30 - July 3
18th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (IICE)
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
The conference welcomes environmental academics, practitioners, and interested colleagues regardless of discipline or country. Participants may organize sessions (please ask for "Panel Organizer Guidelines"), present papers, participate in poster sessions, chair sessions, discuss papers, participate in roundtable discussions, or simply observe. The conference also welcomes papers and posters submitted by students, both graduate and undergraduate. Advisors, please contact fitche@marietta.edu for details.
ieaonline.org/?page_id=68

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July 2012

23 - 26
6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA
If you work in the new energy economy as a researcher, engineer, scientist architect, consultant or policy-maker please participate in this exciting conference for exchange of innovative ideas, leading edge concepts, new technologies and devices, ongoing R&s;D efforts, prototype and demonstration projects, commercialization technologies and projects, and visions of the future related to the theme of Energy Sustainability. www.asmeconferences.org/ESFuelCell2012/

August 2012

19 - 22
GovEnergy 2012
America's Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO
For 15 years, members of the federal energy management community have recognized the value of GovEnergy. This annual training workshop and trade show is designed to address the challenges of federal energy management; helping to foster ideas into action. By bringing together the nation's leading experts in policy, technology, and facility operations, GovEnergy provides responsible, professional-grade education through a variety of learning experiences.
www.govenergy.com/
22 - 24
7th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference
Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Georgia
Over the three-day period, this Conference will host an elite group of environmental professionals seeking to exchange knowledge and share ideas around environmental concerns in Georgia. The curriculum, designed and developed by our Steering Committee, offers over 35 unique courses, allowing Attendees to design their own personalized curriculum by selecting seven to eight educational courses while receiving approved Continuing Education credits.
www.georgiaenet.com/

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September 2012

10 - 13
Solar Power International 2012
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
Solar Power International (SPI) is North America's premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields.
www.solarpowerinternational.com/2012/public/enter.aspx
18
Sustainable Hospitality movement saves money and provides marketing advantages
WEBINAR
The lodging industry is increasingly deploying sustainable practices that reduce properties' operating costs and help them gain a market advantage. Hotels and inns have found ways to cut energy and water use, reduce solid waste and use safer chemicals—while improving their bottom line.
nbdc.unomaha.edu/greenbusiness/hospitality.cfm
17 - 23
P2 Week
Pollution Prevention (P2) Week highlights the efforts of EPA, its partners, and the public in making pollution prevention a cornerstone of sustainability. It's a great time to take stock and to renew our efforts.
www.epa.gov/p2week/
18 - 19
Pollution Prevention Awareness
WEBINAR
The Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) in partnership with the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, is offering 2 One-Half Day (from 0900 - 1300 Pacific each day) Pollution Prevention Awareness workshops via online live interactive web conferencing technology. In addition to fundamental concepts and funding issues, NFESC experts will be sharing the latest cutting edge systems and technologies available to take your P2 efforts to a higher level. This course has been designed to address the issues and concerns of those military and non-military individuals directly involved in all aspects of Pollution Prevention.
www.fedcenter.gov/_plugins/programs/remotelink/rlink.cfm?dest=https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/csfe/cecos/CourseDetail.aspx?CID=47
19 - 20
E-Scrap Conference
Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Dallas, TX
The E-Scrap Conference will feature a tradeshow showcasing the latest innovations and service offerings from firms providing e-scrap equipment and processing systems, as well as, firms providing reclamation opportunities, consulting services and markets for e-scrap materials.
www.e-scrapconference.com/
20
Silent Spring 50th Anniversary
Rachel Carson Homestead, Springdale, PA
The Rachel Carson Homestead is teaming with Region 3 EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring and EPA Pollution Prevention Week. On September 20, we will begin the day with a press event at the Homestead where RCHA-connected speakers and local dignitaries will reflect upon Rachel's life in Springdale and her enduring environmental legacy.
rachel_carson_homestead.myupsite.com/2012/08/12/homestead-piano-is-a-square-grand-piano/
20
15th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show
Primo's West, Plainfield, IN
For the past fifteen years, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) have sponsored a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics have ranged from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention can save facilities money. The conference also includes a trade show of exhibitors displaying their products and services to promote pollution prevention.
www.in.gov/idem/4451.htm
24 - 26
GreenGov Symposium
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Washington, DC)
The Symposium aims to bring together leaders from government, the private sector, non-profits and academia to identify opportunities to create jobs, grow clean energy industries, and curb pollution by incorporating sustainable practices into the Federal Government's operations. This year's event will be co-sponsored by CEQ and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO). The main conference program will take place on September 24 and 25, and post-conference meetings and workshops will be conducted on September 26.
www.greengov2012.org/
25
Documenting P2 Program Activities & Getting Outcomes: Updates to the Pollution Prevention & Compliance Assistance Metrics Database Software
WEBINAR
NEWMOA staff will provide an overview of recent upgrades to the "Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Metrics Database Software." This Microsoft Access-based database software application contains features for tracking program activities including: working one-on-one with clients (such as on-site visits and research), producing educational and outreach materials, sponsoring workshops and training events, responding to information requests.
25 - 27
Excellence in Building Conference
Scottsdale, AZ
Whether you're looking for a deeper understanding of the green building marketplace, what's new in building science best practices and techniques, or the latest news on innovations and opportunities, you'll find the nation's leading experts, solutions and best practices at the Excellence in Building Conference.
www.eeba.org/conference/
29 - 30
Green Festival - Washington, DC
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Our programming keeps getting better with engaging DIY demonstrations, provocative cinema, renowned keynote speakers and non-stop eco-edutainment to keep our attendees engaged and returning for more. Some highlights include: Thematic pavilions and stages focused on green business, green building, renewable energy, fair trade, healthy lifestyle, sustainable home, organic gardening, do-it-yourself modern homesteading. In every city, Green Festival features: Green Kids Zone, Community Action Pavilion, Organic Cooking Stage, Organic Food Court and Organic Beer & Wine and Garden.
www.greenfestivals.org/floorplans-packages
Sep. 30 - Oct 5
4th International Eco Summit 2012: Ecological Sustainability
Columbus, OH
EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems. Come hear Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom, Pulitzer Prize winners E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond, Kyoto Prize winner Simon Levin, Stockholm Water Prize laureates Sven Jørgensen and William Mitsch, and many others in the first conference ever linking the Ecological Society of America (ESA), The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) and the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER).
www.ecosummit2012.org/index.htm

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October 2012

9 - 10
6th Annual P2 Conference
Buffalo Niagara Conference Center,
The P2 conference highlighted the best practices in the areas of health equity, healthy lifestyles and regional improvements – topics of great importance to those who use health care, pay for health care, and, of course, those who provide health care.
www.p2wny.org/
17 - 20
Cities Alive — 10th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL
CitiesAlive is North America's only conference dedicated to the green roof and wall industry. For this milestone 10th Anniversary occasion, CitiesAlive 2012 will look back to celebrate the spectacular growth experienced by the green roof and wall industry over the last ten years, and look forward to showcase the most leading-edge design, policy, and research work in the green roof and wall industry.
www.citiesalive.org/
23 - 24
Focusing on Regional Priorities: E3, Green Chemistry, and Chemicals of Concern to Puget Sound | Suquamish, Washington
PPRC’s 2012 Regional Roundtable will focus on several regional priorities. Those community leaders, manufacturing specialists, efficiency experts, and training gurus will meet to share best practices for implementing energy efficiency projects throughout the region.
pprc.org/index.php/2012/networking/networking-roundtable/2012-regional-roundtable/

November 2012

13
Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference - Webinar 1
WEBINAR, 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM CST
The use of Green Chemistry and Engineering in the market strategies of businesses throughout the Great Lakes region is growing as companies look for ways to meet consumer demand for products and processes that are more sustainable. Learn more about the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference and view the conference agenda.
13
Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference - Webinar 2
WEBINAR, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
The use of Green Chemistry and Engineering in the market strategies of businesses throughout the Great Lakes region is growing as companies look for ways to meet consumer demand for products and processes that are more sustainable. Learn more about the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference and view the conference agenda.
13 - 15
Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles
University of Texas, Arlington, Houston, TX
This course will provide you with the opportunity to improve the efficiency of your organization through the elimination of pollutants and the application of lean principles within an environmental managmeent system. The course will walk you through the process of composing a pollution prevention plan or renewing your pollution prevention plan to ensure you get the most from your efforts. Participants in this course will integrate their lean and polluton prevention plan using detailed value stream mapping.
www.uta.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp1?~~13ETI802003
13 - 15
Catching the Wave: Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region
Hyatt Regency Chicago Chicago, IL
Learn first-hand about the business case for Green Chemistry and Engineering and how companies can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities to help them move forward in their own effort to promote sustainability. The first day will feature panel presentations with speakers from Great Lakes companies who have found success in integrating the principles of Green Chemistry and Engineering into their business plans. Speakers will also discuss public – private partnerships and the roles that NGOs and government can play to support these efforts. The second day will feature working sessions to identify technical assistance needs and developing a framework for technical assistance resources in the Great Lakes region.
wp.istc.illinois.edu/glrppr/2012/06/06/save-the-date-catching-the-wave-green-chemistry-and-economic-development-in-the-great-lakes-region/
14 - 16
Greenbuild
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
In 2012, Greenbuild will showcase the latest in innovative products and services, exemplifying the idea of utilizing green to grow business to attendees from around the world.
www.greenbuildexpo.org/
15
Resource Conservation and Recovery Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Reductions
U.S. EPA Local Climate and Energy Program
WEBINAR, 2:30-4:00 PM (EST)
This webcast will demonstrate how local governments can work with residents, private companies, and other groups to cost-effectively reduce these emissions through resource conservation and recovery strategies that reduce waste generation and divert waste from landfills. Join us to hear how Alameda County, California, and Kansas City, Missouri, are successfully implementing innovative resource conservation and recovery strategies to reduce GHG emissions, waste disposal costs, and related energy use. Also learn about EPA tools and resources available. Learn more about this topic: Resource Conservation and Recovery: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs (PDF) (40 pp, 2.75M, About PDF)
15
GreenScreen Training
Register early for this in-depth experiential training on how to use the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives. For more information, please contact greenscreen@cleanproduction.org
wp.istc.illinois.edu/glrppr/2012/06/06/save-the-date-catching-the-wave-green-chemistry-and-economic-development-in-the-great-lakes-region/
16
Materials Cycling: A Focus on Plastics
WEBINAR, 12 PM - 1 PM
Less than 30% of plastics used in bottles and less than 9% of all plastic waste is recycled in the United States. While municipal recycling programs have traditionally focused on bottle recycling, other plastics – including film and rigid plastics – compose the majority of available plastic waste. As communities seek to reduce waste sent to landfills and meet higher diversion targets, there is increased interest in including these additional plastics in recycling programs. Through the presentations and discussion in this webinar, we hope to explore plastics recycling and its future potential from a variety of perspectives.
www.eventbrite.com/event/4706755031

December 2012

4 - 6
Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles
University of Texas, Arlington, Houston, TX
This course will provide you with the opportunity to improve the efficiency of your organization through the elimination of pollutants and the application of lean principles within an environmental managmeent system. The course will walk you through the process of composing a pollution prevention plan or renewing your pollution prevention plan to ensure you get the most from your efforts. Participants in this course will integrate their lean and polluton prevention plan using detailed value stream mapping.
www.uta.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp1?~~13ETI802002
11 - 13
Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL One of the only all-renewable shows in the country, Renewable Energy World North America - co-located with POWER-GEN International in 2012 - uniquely offers unprecedented access to the latest information, solutions and technologies driving the success of your business and the future of our industry. Join thousands of colleagues as one clean energy industry and see how three days can inspire new strategies and provide answers to your most critical questions.
www.renewableenergyworld-events.com/
13
Pollution Prevention Information: What's Out There and Where To Find It
WEBINAR, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
Join Laura L. Barnes, GLRPPR's Executive Director, for an introduction to tools for locating pollution prevention information and techniques for organizing it once you have it.
www4.gotomeeting.com/register/877931279

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