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Oct 10: Webinar Green Ribbon Schools Award Program

This school year, Massachusetts is participating for the first time in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program, which recognizes K-12 schools that excel at reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.

Find out how your school(s) can apply to be among those nominated by the Commonwealth for this national recognition by registering for this webinar.

Wednesday, October 10. 1 – 2pm

Presented by Lisa Capone, DOER Green Communities Division
Lauren Greene, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jessica Hing, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator for US EPA Region 1

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Oct 10: Free EPA Webinar Series “Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption”

Sign up now: Free EPA Webinar Series “Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption” – Starts Wednesday, October 10, 9:30am. PT, 12:30 ET

Did you know that over 40 percent of the GHG emissions in the U.S. can be attributed to the life-cycle impacts associated with the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of the goods and food we consume? Are you interested in identifying strategies for creating more sustainable patterns of consumption? If so, please join us for EPA’s Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series starting on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm PT! Participation is free so sign up! To register for the series, click here https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469476793. Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in participating.

EPA’s Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series is designed to provide examples of communities around the US and internationally that are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and creating more sustainable patterns of consumption. This webinar series focuses on helping regulators and environmental management experts share information about existing research, programs and practices. It also shares perspectives from citizens and businesses. This information supports communities seeking to reduce their GHG emissions, wastes and other environmental impacts through a focus on sustainable consumption, including source reduction. Source reduction minimizes the quantity and toxicity of materials that later need to be disposed of, and is identified under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as a key strategy for achieving our long-term environmental goals. Source reduction also helps to reduce GHG emissions, which are regulated pollutants under the Clean Air Act. This series is in follow-up to last year’s Consumption and the Environment Webinar Series. For our webinars we invite guest speakers to share their views on sustainable consumption to get participants thinking and talking about new strategies for achieving our environmental goals. Please note the opinions, ideas or data presented by non-EPA speakers in this series do not represent EPA policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.

In October, we will kick off the series discussing the key challenges and opportunities for sustainable consumption, nationally and internationally. Speakers David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Duke Castle, Natural Step and Castle Group will will explore the barriers to sustainable consumption and the multiple links between climate change and economic growth. For more information and specific session descriptions, please visit EPA’s website through the following link http://bit.ly/sustainableconsumption.

Jul 18: Webinar on Career Advice for the Environmental Industry

Looking for #career advice? Register today for our second @NAEP /APU complimentary webinar on career advice which will focus on how to build “The Perfect #Resume ” so that you can stand out in the #environmental industry. This session will bring experts to the table to provide a deep dive on resumes, hear perspectives from experienced HR and hiring managers as well as top career development experts in the industry who play active roles at the National Association of Environmental Professionals.

http://www.studyatapu.com/naep-webinars

This webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET. To register or for more information, please visit: http://www.studyatapu.com/naep-webinars. Register today or forward this opportunity to a friend.

http://www.studyatapu.com/naep-webinars

This webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET. To register or for more information, please visit: http://www.studyatapu.com/naep-webinars. Register today or forward this opportunity to a friend.

Jun 20: Live Webcast on Accelerating Innovation in Fuel Cells

The Energy Department, in partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council of Labs, will present a live webcast titled Accelerating Innovation: Fuel Cells on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. This webcast will highlight four fuel cell-focused technologies developed at DOE national laboratories, all of which are found on EERE’s Energy Innovation Portal. During this webcast, attendees will learn about cutting-edge hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, with a focus on core-shell nanocatalysts for hydrogen production and fuel cell electrodes, as well as activated aluminum hydride hydrogen storage. Presenter Kimberley Elcess of Brookhaven National Laboratory will participate in a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.

Register now to attend the webcast.

May 30: Power Purchase Agreements – The Key to Renewable Energy

Everyone wants renewable energy and to reduce carbon emissions, but historically a number of factors have kept organizations from building their own wind farms or solar fields. High upfront costs, technical expertise and long term price volatility just to name have kept companies, schools and governments from more readily adopting large scale renewables.

All that is changing, with new market tools helping solve those problems and expand renewable energy. Power Purchase Agreements are fast becoming the preferred method for securing renewable power while limiting upfront costs and risks.

During the webinar we will hear from two very different organizations who are both utilizing PPAs to maximize green power purchasing.

Join Sam Arons, Energy Program Manager from Google Inc., who is responsible for overseeing the PPA program and coordinating deals, and

Chris O’Brien, Director of Sustainability at American University where they recently finished a large solar PPA project.

Register online.

Mar 26-June 22: The Spring of Sustainability, Live and Online Events

Register Now for Your FREE Daily Dose of Green Insights & Inspiration
A 3-Month Program of Virtual & Live Events, March 26 – June 22, 2012

Do you…

  • Care deeply about animals and nature?
  • Worry about the state of the planet for our children and grandchildren?
  • Want a world where everyone has their basic needs met?
  • Wish there was MORE you could do to have a sustainable lifestyle?

Then you’ll want to sign up for the Spring of Sustainability, a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

This is a one-time chance to participate in an event of truly global proportions – with tens of thousands of people like you committed to bringing forth a thriving new world!

Listen Live to World-Class Pioneers Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva,
Van Jones, John Robbins, Hazel Henderson, Frances Moore Lappé, John Perkins,
Thom Hartmann, Aqeela Sherrills, Julia Butterfly Hill
+ MANY OTHERS

Learn What You Can Do to Put Sustainability First

The Spring of Sustainability is the season for you to:

  • Transform fear and frustration into hope and actions you can contribute directly to creating a sustainable world for all beings
  • Learn fun, inspiring ways you can engage your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers in creating a healthy and sustainable community
  • Discover why new systems rooted in justice and sustainability principles are the only viable solution for our planet
  • Network and collaborate with other passionate people and organizations on sustainable initiatives – and help create a thriving planet
  • Get the latest cutting-edge insights into green building, green business, green living, renewable energy sources, wildlife preservation and climate change
  • Understand the role of culture and social will in creating a paradigm shift in economic, political, and social systems that are destroying the planet

…And more – all for FREE and without leaving your home. Which means no travel, and no carbon emissions. Talk about putting sustainability first!

 

Apr 1: Cultivating Food Movement Webinar, Real Food Challenge

Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

There is an explosion of passion amongst young people dedicated to food system transformation — from young farmers to community organizers to policy advocates.
 

 

• How do you cultivate the relationships and skills necessary to pursue a lifelong career in the food movement?
• Where do you start?
• What should you do?

REGISTER HERE!

Join the Real Food Challenge Alumni Network with a panel of young food system change-makers to hear their stories and advice about how they got to where they are, and how you can get there too!

Cynthia Mathys is currently a Research Support Specialist in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and works on a variety of projects related to food security, food aid, and index-based livestock insurance.

Sue DeBlieck is a Real Food alumni focused on farm to school and youth education projects.  As a student in the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture she helped initiate the Farm to ISU program at Iowa State University.  She later coordinated the Downeast Farm to School program working with 40 schools in Maine.  She is the program coordinator of the AgCulture Youth Food and Farm Program for Urban Dreams.

Hải Võ là người Việt Kinh, born in Iowa and raised by refugee parents in Orange County, California.  A queer, first-generation Vietnamese-American, Hải helps organize Live Real, CANFIT, and Nutrition by Tradition.  Based in southern California, Hải is passionate about traditional food(ways), (e)advocacy, popular education, and returning to Việt Nam in the very near future.

Drew Love currently works for NOFA/Mass (Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts) and Deans Beans, an organic fair trade coffee roaster. With NOFA, he coordinates workshops on local food production, preparation, and preservation, in addition to organizing a pilot project to connect low-income populations with MA CSA programs. His work with Dean’s Beans focuses on social media strategies and marketing.

Climate Change Continuing Education Symposia for Faculty

FREE weekly webinars on Tuesdays, 3 pm Eastern Time

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)  invite you to participate in a series of free weekly webinars that will introduce you to exciting resources for teaching about climate change science and solutions that are located on the CAMEL (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation E-learning) web portal (www.CAMELclimatechange.org).
NCSE will provide a “digital badge” of participation to registered faculty members.
Each free webinar will feature a faculty member discussing a teaching module or exercise and how to use it in your teaching. The modules to be discussed are designed for undergraduate students, primarily at an introductory level.

Webinar Schedule:

1.       March 20 - Introduction to the CAMEL Resource,  Andy Jorgensen, University of Toledo
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2.       March 27 - David Kitchen, University of Richmond, Recent Climate Change
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3.       April 3 - Arnold Bloom, Un. California – Davis, Climate Change and Wine
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4.       April 10 -  Kevin Spigel, Unity College: A Mini-Module Approach to Understanding Climate Change
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5.       April 17 -  Tricia Mynster, University of Nevada – Las VegasClimate Change Impacts on Colorado River Water Supply
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6.       April 24 -  Octaviana Trujillo, Northern Arizona University and Teresa Newberry, TOCC – Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change
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7.       May 1 -  Dave Hassenzahl, Chatham University, NASA Time Machine Visualization
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8.       May 8  - Stephanie Pfirman and Patrick Callahan, Barnard College
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9.       May 15 - Mike Finewood, Chatham University,  Climate Change and Food
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10.   May 22  - Lisa Bosman and William Van Lopik, College of the Menominee, Climate Change and Energy from an American Indian Perspective
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March 22: SSF Webinar: Economic Vitality in a Changing Climate

March 22, 2012; 1:15 p.m. Eastern; Online
The fifth and last in a complimentary Adaptation and National Security monthly webinar series from the Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF), this webinar will address successful local and national approaches to maintaining business continuity and jobs while responding to extreme weather events, energy impacts and threats from other disruptions to national systems. In partnership with AASHE, the event will feature a panel of experts including the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability founder.

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March 8: CURC Webinar: College Recycling Processing Equipment & Vehicles

March 8, 2012; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online

Hosted by the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), this webinar will identify ways to maximize efficiencies through processing equipment and vehicles; discuss which types of trucks are best suited to collect which materials; evaluate the pros and cons of different types of processing equipment; and review the factors driving the decision process to purchase or contract out vehicles and equipment necessary for pre-processing, bailing and processing materials.