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Sustainable Communities Webinar Series: Northeast Forum on Climate and Waste Connections
Upstream Emissions: Getting a Handle on the Footprint of Our Stuff

January 20, 2011

We all know that driving our cars and cooling our homes requires energy and warms the planet.  But if you don’t give a thought to the "stuff" that you buy, then your carbon footprint may be deeper than you think. Are “upstream emissions” too big to ignore?

A wide range of public and private organizations think so. Our two speakers are leading the way in helping some of these organizations to measure and minimize the impacts of the materials they use.

Come hear acclaimed EPA scientist Saskia Van Gendt discuss the innovative new field of “Climaterials.”  And learn from Cary Krosinsky how Trucost is changing the way organizations manage supply chain impacts.

The audio recording from the session is posted below (as an mp3 file) along with the powerpoint slides (as pdf files).

You will need the free Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.



Saskia Van Gendt - Climaterials [12 MB, 121 pp]
Cary Krosinsky - Understanding and Managing Environmental Impacts [1.3 MB, 35 pp]


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