Events

Aug
21
Mon
Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show @ Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day

The Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show (WCTC) provides an educational and networking forum for informing the public and private sectors of the economic and environmental significance of converting waste materials into alternative fuels such as biogas, syngas, plastic derived fuels, biodiesel and ethanol as well as other renewable fuels.

Learn about:

  • Gasification,
  • Pyrolysis,
  • Anaerobic Digestion,
  • Plasma Arch and
  • other innovative Thermal and Non-thermal Waste Conversion Technologies.

Visit the conference website to find out more and to register.


The Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists industry and municipalities with waste issues. SWIX acts as a waste match-maker, putting waste generators in touch with waste users. For more info visit http://swixusa.org

Aug
24
Thu
The ABC’s of K-12 Food Waste Reduction
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:30 pm EDT

Start with the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits

We can reduce food loss and waste throughout the food system, and significant reductions can happen at institutions, such as schools. Students and schools can find opportunities and participate in actions that reduce waste and ensure nutritious food ends up feeding people, not landfills – by taking a closer look at what’s being thrown away at their location.

In April 2017, EPA, USDA, and the University of Arkansas finalized the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits: A Resource for Schools. The guide presents information for students, and those who work in schools, on the value of conducting an audit, how to perform the audit itself, and what to do with the data collected. It also includes a number of food waste prevention ideas.

This webinar will introduce participants to the guide, and share examples from schools that have used to the guide to meet their waste reduction goals.

To register for this webinar go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5241897873918733828

Aug
27
Sun
StormCon 2017 Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo @ Meydenbauer Convention Center
Aug 27 – Aug 31 all-day

The StormCon 2017 Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo will be held Aug. 27-31 in Bellevue, Washington.

StormCon is a stormwater pollution prevention conference and trade show. Meet leading stormwater experts on BMPs, low-impact development, program management, construction-site runoff, green infrastructure, monitoring and research.

Emerging technology, products and services will be on display in the exhibit hall. Get hands on experience at more than 185 stormwater exhibits.

Why attend?

  • Discover the most comprehensive stormwater educational curriculum available anywhere.
  • Learn about the latest best management practices.
  • Enhance your stormwater credentials and earn CEUs.
  • Meet and network with colleagues, solutions providers and surface water quality experts.

Conference information and registration are available online.

 

Aug
28
Mon
The Resource Recycling Conference @ Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

Where the Industry Evolves

The Resource Recycling Conference, in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition and in alliance with Waste360, the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota chapter of SWANA, is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry’s most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The conference, now entering its seventh year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses. The conference’s lineup of education sessions will offer attendees the latest on materials processing trends, tactics to boost diversion rates, legislative talking points, market analysis and much more.

Registration is now open. Registration includes entrance into info-packed conference sessions and the exhibit hall as well as two continental breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks and an evening reception. Registration does not include lodging.

Find out more about this conference and how to register.

Aug
29
Tue
Portfolio Manager® 301
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

Energy Star LogoWith a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars today!

 

Sep
6
Wed
Midwest Food Recovery Summit @ Dew Moines Marriott Downtown
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

The Midwest Food Recovery Summit’s purpose is to provide you with the education, insight and connections needed to help ensure food is used as it’s meant to be – as a resource. Focusing on all sources and all uses from source reduction and donation to feeding animals, industrial uses and compost.

Food waste is a problem. Of all the food grown, processed and transported in the United States, we’re throwing away 40% of it. Over 33,000,000 tons of food end up in the landfill each year in our country and only 3% of food waste is recovered or recycled. It uses 10% of the total U.S. energy budget, 50% of our land and 80% of all consumed freshwater. And we throw all that away while 1 in 8 people are food insecure.

Speakers will showcase what’s working and what still needs work. Join us for inspiring keynotes, educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities and workshops throughout the entire summit.

You can expect to hear from, meet and see: Biodigestors; composting facilities; haulers; food rescue organizations; equipment manufacturers; regulatory entities; federal, state and local governments; retail food stores; food establishments; and more.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register.

 

 

Sustainable Industry Workshop – Knoxville @ UT Conference Center
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am EDT – 3:00 pm EDT

Join the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Office of Sustainable Practices at a Sustainable Industry Workshop for the TN Green Star Partnership members and industry.

This one day workshop will cover a variety of topics concerning sustainable practices. The workshop is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided.

Workshop topics include:

  • The Tennessee Materials Marketplace
  • Energy Management/Conservation within Industry
  • TVA Existing Industry Credits and Consultative Services
  • Food Recovery/Composting
  • And more…

Visit the Sustainable Industry Workshop, Knoxville, TN event page for contact information to find out more and to register online.

 


This event is also being offered on September 20, 2017 in Spring Hill, TN and on September 27, 2017 in Jackson, TN.

Sep
13
Wed
Materials Management Webinar
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm CDT – 2:00 pm CDT

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Office of Sustainable Practices is pleased to announce a webinar on Wednesday, September 13th at 1:00 CST. This webinar will have a materials management focus.

Topics for this webinar will include source reduction, the Tennessee Materials Market Exchange Network, and advice on choosing a recycling vendor.

There will be presenters from the TDEC Office of Sustainability and Complete Recycling, LLC.

Register for this informative webinar today!

 

Sep
20
Wed
Sustainable Industry Workshop – Spring Hill @ GM Visitor Center
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am CDT – 3:00 pm CDT

Join the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Office of Sustainable Practices at a Sustainable Industry Workshop for the TN Green Star Partnership members and industry.

This one day workshop will cover a variety of topics concerning sustainable practices. The workshop is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided.

Workshop topics include:

  • The Tennessee Materials Marketplace
  • Energy Management/Conservation within Industry
  • TVA Existing Industry Credits and Consultative Services
  • Food Recovery/Composting
  • And more…

Visit the Sustainable Industry Workshop, Spring Hill, TN event page for contact information to find out more and to register online.

 


This event is also being offered on September 27, 2017 in Jackson, TN.

Sep
27
Wed
ISO 14001:2015 EMS Conversion Course @ DEQ Green Square
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am EDT – Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Link to NC ESI websiteThe N.C. Environmental Stewardship Initiative has developed the ISO 14001:2015 EMS Conversion Course to help facilities who currently have a registered Environmental Management System update their EMS to meet the new version of the ISO 14001 standard.

This course is open to both ESI members and non members and is free of charge.

Training will provide participants with hands-on exercises and in-depth discussion on the changes to the ISO 14001 standard including the following topics:

– Overview of ISO 14001:2015
– Context of the organization
– Interested parties
– Roles and responsibilities
– Risks and opportunities
– Life cycle perspective
– Smart goals
– Operational control

Maximum capacity of 40 people; first come, first serve.

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/28JVBLB