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.

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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.

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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.

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Webinar: WaterSense Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgWater use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operations and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.

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