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Join EPA for other webinars on topics relating to environmental protection, regulations and sustainability. All webinars are free and open to everyone.

Archived SMM Webinars

2012 | 2013

Join us for the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy (formerly the Resource Conservation Challenge, RCC) series as we provide information to our materials management stakeholders through webinars related to EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program. Learn about key issues, successful projects, and a variety of best management practices for creating stellar waste management programs. Hear from experts around the country on what works and what doesn’t, and how to make your program more successful. The format for the calls will be a formal presentation followed by a question and answer session and discussion time.

Program Calendar
Date Topics Speaker(s)
January 16, 2014 Building Collection Infrastructure for Composting: Success in the greater Worcester, Massachusetts area Sean Pontani: Green Business Support Manager, Center for EcoTechnology (CET), Northampton, MA

Sandy Giancola: Preventive Maintenance Manager, Big Y Foods, Inc. Springfield, MA

Paul Degnan: Materials Marketing & Sourcing Manager for E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc. Westboro, MA

April 3, 2014 Compost from Food Waste:
Understanding Soil Chemistry and Soil Biology on a College/University Campus
Rachel Chaput: US EPA - Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

Gregg Twehues: Co-founder of Compostwerks! LLC

Peter Moon: President and principal engineer of O2 Compost

Tom Goldsmith: Staff director for energy and environmental conservation at St. John’s University

May 15, 2014 How to Reduce Wasted Food:
EPA’s Food Waste Reduction Tools for Food Services & Restaurants

Julie Schilf is an Environmental Scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 5 office where she is the regional coordinator for EPA’s WasteWise and Food Recovery Challenge programs.  She will provide a summary of the instructional outreach materials on Conducting and Analyzing a Food Waste Assessment.

Amanda Hong is a graduate fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 office working in Sustainable Materials Management and Pollution Prevention. She will provide a detailed overview of how to use the toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging.

July 24, 2014 Cupertino CA and Cambridge MA: Tips for How Communities Can Successfully Engage Businesses to Divert Food Scraps

Cheri Donnelly, Environmental Programs Manager, Cupertino Public Works Department, Cupertino, CA: Cheri joined the City in March 2008 and is responsible for both the stormwater management compliance program as well as the integrated waste management and diversion (recycling and composting) programs.

Randi Mail, Recycling Director, Cambridge, MA: Randi joined the City in 2002 working to encourage people to consume less, reuse and donate materials, and recycle what cannot be eliminated or re-used. She oversees weekly curbside recycling collection that serves 45,000 households, City buildings, and schools; operation of a Recycling Center open to residents and small businesses; public education efforts.

November 6, 2014 Be an Endorser!

Rachel Chaput, US EPA - Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

Suzanne Forbes, Wakefern Food Corp.

Rocco D'Antonio, Organic Diversion, LLC

Michelle Andrews, Washington State Department of Ecology

November 13, 2014 The Changing "Waste" Stream

Susan Robinson, Waste Management

November 18, 2014 Managing Wasted Food with Anaerobic Digestion Incentives and Innovations

David Babson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Caitlin Sparks, The Prasino Group

Mel Kurtz, Quasar Energy

Brandon Julian, Pure Energy Group

(More upcoming Webinars to be announced)

For questions or suggestions on our SMM Web Academy Program, please call Christine Beling at 617-918-1792.

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