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  1. Apr
    30
    Wed

    1. Green Hotel Webinar Series – Session 4
      1:00 pm EDT – 2:15 pm EDT

      Join hoteliers and professionals who support hotels in this six-session webinar series designed to help lodging properties cut their operating costs, attract customers and improve their environmental performance. 

      Participants will learn how U.S. hotels reduce energy, water, waste and toxins; and get recognized for doing so. Each session will have three expert speakers.

      Session 4:
      April 30, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM EDT

      • Energy Management Systems for Guest Rooms, Function Rooms
        Jim Schivley, Director, Business Development In-Room Controls at Schneider Electric
      • Green Procurement for Hotels
        Scot Hopps, Director of Sustainability, Saunders Hotel Group
      • Green Hotel Case Study: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
        Abbie McAllister, Marina Manager, Saybrook Point Marina

      Register for this webinar today!

       


      You are also encouraged to signup for any of the upcoming sessions in this informative series:

      Session 5:
      May 7, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM EDT

      • How Hotels Reduce Their Natural Gas Bills
        Greg Hofstetter, Director of Development. EcoGreenHotel
      • Green Hotel Case Study: Holiday Inn and Suites Columbia-Airport
        Hemalata Patel, Owner/President, Courtesy Management, Inc.
      • Sustainable Bottled Water
        Dave Flanders, VP, Business Development, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

      Session 6:
      May 21, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM EDT

      • Waste Management for Hotels
        Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
      • Green Cleaning for Hotels
        Steve Ashkin, President, The Ashkin Group
      • LED Lighting for Hotels
        George Tregay, Energy Consultant, Waste Reduction Partners

      The webinars are funded by the U.S. EPA. They are organized by Dan Ruben of Boston Green Tourism and Peter Cooke of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

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      Green Hotel Webinar Series – Session 4
  2. May
    1
    Thu

    1. Prepare a Sustainable Menu Webinar
      3:00 pm EDT – 3:45 pm EDT

      South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance Logo

      Local and sustainable food is not just a trend; it’s a smart business decision. For tips on greening your food service operation, join the S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance for a conversation about how and why to source sustainable menu items.

      Hear why South Carolina chefs are looking at how and where their food is produced. Learn how local food can help you attract customers and boost the state’s economy.

      Register for this webinar!

       


      This webinar is part of the 2014 Spring Webinar Series presented by the S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance. The Alliance is a program of the S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling designed to help hotels, motels and restaurants go green. Visit the S.C. Green Hospitality web site to learn more about the series.

      Check out the entire 2014 Spring Green Hospitality Webinar Series of recorded and scheduled sessions.

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      Prepare a Sustainable Menu Webinar
  3. May
    7
    Wed

    1. 2014 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) @ Hilton Crystal City
      7:30 am EDT – 5:30 pm EDT

      May 7-9, 2014

      Register now for the 2014 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities! Registration information is collected by EPA’s grantee, the Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ).

      This year’s registration fee is $100. Online registration will be open through Friday April 18, 2014 so please register before then.

      Check out the conference agenda
      Don’t miss out on hearing EPA’s Administrator, Gina McCarthy and DSCEJ’s director Beverly Wright deliver the keynote addresses!  This year’s conference agenda includes sessions on a variety of topics from a diverse group of presenters. Participants will experience dynamic discussions, great networking opportunities, and a conference full of valuable, relevant information.

      By listening to over 50 presentations and talking with experts at the poster displays and educational exhibits, you will learn about:

      • Assessing and communicating environmental justice concerns;
      • New research examining toxic releases and health disparities;
      • Pollution prevention achievements reported to the TRI Program;
      • TRI initiatives, rulemakings, and reporting guidance;
      • Promoting meaningful community involvement to support decision making and engagement;
      • Conveying environmental information through classroom and community training resources;
      • Analyses of TRI and other chemical release data;
      • Evaluating and improving data quality;
      • Information access, visualization, and activism tools;
      • Exploring the effectiveness of green chemistry implementation; and
      • North American efforts and resources on pollutant reporting.

      Want to know more?
      More details including hotel accommodations, conference background, dining, and local attractions can be found on the conference website.

       

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      2014 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) @ Hilton Crystal City
    2. Green Hotel Webinar Series – Session 5
      1:00 pm EDT – 2:15 pm EDT

      Join hoteliers and professionals who support hotels in this six-session webinar series designed to help lodging properties cut their operating costs, attract customers and improve their environmental performance. 

      Participants will learn how U.S. hotels reduce energy, water, waste and toxins; and get recognized for doing so. Each session will have three expert speakers.

      Session 5:
      May 7, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM EDT

      • How Hotels Reduce Their Natural Gas Bills
        Greg Hofstetter, Director of Development. EcoGreenHotel
      • Green Hotel Case Study: Holiday Inn and Suites Columbia-Airport
        Hemalata Patel, Owner/President, Courtesy Management, Inc.
      • Sustainable Bottled Water
        Dave Flanders, VP, Business Development, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

      Register for this webinar today!

       


      You are also encouraged to signup for final session in this informative series:

      Session 6:

      May 21, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM EDT

      • Waste Management for Hotels
        Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
      • Green Cleaning for Hotels
        Steve Ashkin, President, The Ashkin Group
      • LED Lighting for Hotels
        George Tregay, Energy Consultant, Waste Reduction Partners

      The webinars are funded by the U.S. EPA. They are organized by Dan Ruben of Boston Green Tourism and Peter Cooke of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

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      1:00 pm EDT
      Green Hotel Webinar Series – Session 5
  4. May
    21
    Wed

    1. Green Hotel Webinar Series – Session 6
      1:00 pm EDT – 2:15 pm EDT

      Join hoteliers and professionals who support hotels in the final installment of a six-session webinar series designed to help lodging properties cut their operating costs, attract customers and improve their environmental performance. 

      Participants will learn how U.S. hotels reduce energy, water, waste and toxins; and get recognized for doing so. Each session will have three expert speakers.

      Session 6:
      May 21, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM EDT

      • Waste Management for Hotels
        Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
      • Green Cleaning for Hotels
        Steve Ashkin, President, The Ashkin Group
      • LED Lighting for Hotels
        George Tregay, Energy Consultant, Waste Reduction Partners

      Register for this webinar today!

       


      The webinars are funded by the U.S. EPA. They are organized by Dan Ruben of Boston Green Tourism and Peter Cooke of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.

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      Green Hotel Webinar Series – Session 6
    2. NPPR P2 101 Webinar Training
      2:00 pm EDT – 3:00 pm EDT

      This course will provide an outline allowing your organization to pursue P2 action while increasing your long-term profits. The course will consist of three one-hour webinars.nppr-p2-logo-80x80

      Why should you take this training?

      • Your organization will learn how to involve employees and management to participate in addressing pollution sources and contribute to developing P2 solutions.
      • This training will demonstrate how P2 will support other green initiatives employed by your organization.
      • P2 101 is ideal for engineers, scientist, technical assistance providers, environmental health and safety managers, plant managers, production personnel and regulators who are interested in learning about the foundations and applications of P2.

      Webinar Dates

      • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2 PM ET
      • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2 PM ET
      • Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2 PM ET

      Cost

      • This three-part webinar training series will be offered for $500 for up to three participants from your organization.

      Registration

      Please contact Kim Richards at kim@p2.org to register or request more information.

      **If you register for the course but are unavailable to participate in one or more of the webinars, the webinar recording will be made available for your use.


      This training is offered by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR).

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      NPPR P2 101 Webinar Training
  5. Jun
    3
    Tue

    1. ITRC Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids: Science, Management, and Technology @ Hyatt Regency Lexington
      7:00 am EDT – 5:00 pm EDT

      The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is offering a 2-day training class from the ITRC LNAPL team on June 3-4, 2014 in Lexington, KY hosted by ITRC state member: Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Waste Management in partnership with the Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association.  Members of KPMA receive a 10% discount on the registration fee.  Kentucky will be sending approximately 40 staff from the Division of Waste Management to attend this training.  There are quite a few slots still available so please come join us!  Course information is listed below.


      ITRC Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids: Science, Management, and Technology
      Tuesday, June 03, 2014 7:00 AM -
      Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

      Register now!  If you have problems registering, please contact the ITRC Training Program at (402) 201-2419 or training@itrcweb.org.

      Fees: The course fee is $895 (with early bird fee of $695 until April 28). This fee includes a student manual, ITRC LNAPL guidance document, and networking opportunities with refreshments. Registrants from organizations that are members of the ITRC Industry Affiliates Program and Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association (KPMA) are eligible for a discounted registration fee. Note: For local, state, and federal government; students; community stakeholders; and tribal representatives, ITRC has a limited number of scholarships available. ITRC Industry Affiliate Program (IAP) members are eligible for a 15% discount for standard members and 25% discount for gold members. If your organization is an IAP member, please select your organization on the final page of the registration to receive your discount. If your organization is not already a member, please visit ITRC’s IAP webpage and/or contact Anna Willett at awillett@ecos.org or 202-266-4933 to learn more about joining the ITRC Industry Affiliates Program.

      Continuing Education: A certificate of participation will be provided to interested participants. Please check with your organization or appropriate licensing board for their requirements and if they will accept this ITRC training course. Select the appropriate link below to learn more about continuing education credits for this ITRC LNAPL training course for the following groups:
      Connecticut
      Iowa
      Massachusetts
      Minnesota
      Nebraska (applied, not yet approved)
      New Jersey
      Pennsylvania

      Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. For more information, go to the Course Sponsor tab.

      Cancellations: If you must cancel and notify us on or before April 15, the registration fee will be refunded (Note: a $100 processing fee will apply).

      Hotel Reservations: In addition to registering for the class, you should also make your own hotel reservations. ITRC will have a group rate at
      Hyatt Regency Lexington
      401 West High Street
      Lexington, KY 40507
      859-253-1234

      Until April 28, a limited number of rooms are available at the group rate of $95, plus tax. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their lodging. Room nights are available June 2 – 5, 2014. Reservations can be made by calling the Hyatt Regency Lexington at 888-421-1442 or 402-592-6464. Please state you are with ITRC to receive the per diem room rate of $95 plus tax. Reservations can also be made online.

      More information is available in the Logistics Sheet.

      More information about ITRC is available. For additional information about the ITRC LNAPL team’s products, please visit the ITRC LNAPL team’s page.

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      ITRC Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids: Science, Management, and Technology @ Hyatt Regency Lexington
  6. Jun
    5
    Thu

    1. Understand Your Green Purchasing Options Webinar
      3:00 pm EDT – 4:00 pm EDT

      South Carolina Green Hospitality Alliance Logo

      What is environmentally preferred purchasing? Why does it matter for your hotel or restaurant? Join the S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance in June to learn how to reduce your environmental footprint by selecting green products for your hotel or restaurant.  Take away resources and tips you can start using immediately.

      Register for this webinar!

       


      This webinar is part of the 2014 Spring Webinar Series presented by the S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance. The Alliance is a program of the S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling designed to help hotels, motels and restaurants go green. Visit the S.C. Green Hospitality web site to learn more about the series.

      Check out the entire 2014 Spring Green Hospitality Webinar Series of recorded and scheduled sessions.

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      Understand Your Green Purchasing Options Webinar
  7. Jun
    11
    Wed

    1. Webinar: Funding Your Green Business Program
      1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

      This is part of a “how-to” webinar series on green business sponsored by the Western Sustainability & Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and the Green Business Engagement National Network (GBENN) focused on finding essential funding for your program.

      Speakers include representatives from the California Green Business Network, the Illinois Green Business Association, A Better City, and ICLEI.

       

      Register for this Webinar.

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      Webinar: Funding Your Green Business Program
  8. Jun
    18
    Wed

    1. Using EPA’s Pollution Prevention Greenhouse Gas and Cost Calculators to Measure Environmental Outcomes
      1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

      Are you a U.S. EPA grantee, state, city, NGO, business or consultant looking to demonstrate the environmental benefits of the ground efforts in sustainability or pollution prevention?

      Kathy Davey and Natalie Hummel from U.S. EPA will provide an overview of the Pollution Prevention (P2) GHG and Cost Calculators, which are designed to capture GHG reductions and cost savings from energy conservation, green energy, stationary & mobile source fuel reduction/substitutions, water conservation, greener chemical use, and more. The speakers will provide examples and then discuss the latest updates to the calculators.

      Space is limited.

      Reserve your Webinar seat now!

      After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

      This webinar is hosted by the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR).


      System Requirements
      PC-based attendees
      Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

      Mac®-based attendees
      Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

      Mobile attendees
      Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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      Using EPA’s Pollution Prevention Greenhouse Gas and Cost Calculators to Measure Environmental Outcomes