Enhancing Business Operations through Sustainability - ESRC Training Series

The Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) is providing a training series of webinars intended to enhance business operations through applied sustainability strategies.

This four-part webinar series is designed to educate commercial and industrial facilities on the business case for environmental sustainability, identify building blocks for a successful program and provide examples and resources to help turn actions into outcomes.

The FREE webinars will take place at 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern on the first Tuesday of each month from February through May 2018.

Schedule

Webinar 1February 6, 2018Practical Approaches to Source Reduction (View Webinar 1)

Webinar 2March 6, 2018Basics of Energy Management (View Webinar 2)

Webinar 3April 3, 2018Influence of the Corporate Culture (View Webinar 3)

Webinar 4May 1, 2018Developing an Action Plan & Success Stories (Register now!)

 

Benefits of Participating in the Webinars

  • Identify low-cost/no-cost opportunities to stimulate business success through sustainability.
  • Enhance environmental performance.
  • Build an organizational culture that embraces and succeeds through sustainability.
  • Observe real-world examples of implementation.
  • Obtain tools and resources to assist sustainability efforts.
  • Learn about technical assistance available.

Webinar 1: Practical Approaches to Source Reduction

Recorded on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Topics include:

  • Waste minimization
  • The “Cost of Doing Nothing”
  • Chemical substitution, reuse and waste exchanges
  • Evaluation tools and resources
  • Success story presentation
  • Technical assistance

Featured Presenter:

  • Nicole Krenner, Corporate Sustainability Officer with 3M Corporation
    • Ms. Krenner will share information about the company’s sustainability program and initiatives.
      • Nicole is a member of 3M’s Sustainability Center of Excellence Leadership Team.
      • She has leadership responsibility for collaborating with the businesses, the R&D community, Lean Six Sigma and others in the 3M Supply Chain organization to drive achievement of the environmental stewardship elements of the current 2025 Sustainability Goals.
      • Other areas of responsibility include leading the Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) program, performing external bench marking, sharing best practices, and helping to measure 3M’s Sustainability success.

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) Presenters:

  • Lissa McCracken, Executive Director
  • Cheryl Eakle, Senior Sustainability Engineer
  • Mark Toda, Senior Sustainability Engineer


View the recording of Webinar 1 and related information.



 Webinar 2: Basics of Energy Management

Recorded on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

No-cost/low-cost solutions to energy management.

Topics include:

  • Understanding your energy use and cost
  • No-cost/Low-cost opportunities to reduce your utility bills
  • The “Cost of Doing Nothing”
  • Tools and resources for evaluating energy savings
  • Success story presentation
  • Technical assistance available

Featured Presenter:

  • Douglas Hamilton, CEO of Hamilton Associates, Inc., a 2017 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Winner
    • Mr. Hamilton will share information about his company’s experience in identifying and implementing energy efficiency improvements.
      • Hamilton Associates, Inc. is a Maryland-based diversified manufacturing firm with a purpose.
      • Hamilton Companies cultivate human prosperity through responsible manufacturing.
      • Hamilton encompasses three divisions: ELSCO manufactures mechanical elevator components, Air Techniques International (ATI) manufactures instruments for ensuring air quality in critical industrial applications, and Dirt Killer distributes and retails commercial-grade pressure washers.
      • A broad spectrum of industries making enduring industrial products for critical applications that enrich life for our employees, our suppliers, our customers, and end users around the world.

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) Presenters:

  • Lissa McCracken, Executive Director
  • Cheryl Eakle, Senior Sustainability Engineer
  • Mark Toda, Senior Sustainability Engineer


View the recording of Webinar 2 and related information.

 


Webinar 3: Corporate Culture

Recorded on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Management influences to affect change in employee perception of and participation in sustainability initiatives.

Topics include:

  • Top management involvement
  • Engaging employees
  • Communicating the message
  • Success story presentation
  • Tools and resources
  • Technical assistance available

Featured Presenter:

  • Jodie Jackowiec, Division Manager, Corporate Planning and CSR with Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America
    • Ms. Jackowiec will shared information on how Yamaha has an organizational structure in place that supports and prioritizes sustainability, leading toward successful initiatives.
    • Ms. Jackowiec has over 20 years’ experience with Environmental, Health and Safety management programs.
    • She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MBA in International Management from Purdue University.

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) Presenter:

  • Lissa McCracken, Executive Director


View the recording of Webinar 3 and related information.

 

 


Remaining Webinar Series 2018 Schedule


Webinar 4: Developing an Action Plan & Success Stories

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

Utilizing an Action Plan to stay on target and achieve success.

Topics include:

  • Ensuring a systematic apporoach
  • Key aspects of a successful plan
  • Monitoring progress
  • Success story presentations
  • Tools and resources
  • Technical assistance available


Featured Presenting Companies:

 

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) Presenters:

  • Lissa McCracken, Executive Director
  • Cheryl Eakle, Senior Sustainability Engineer
  • Mark Toda, Senior Sustainability Engineer

 


Register for the Developing an Action Plan & Success Stories webinar.

 


This training is made possible through funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The ESRC is funded through a U.S. EPA cooperative agreement and is a proud member of P2Rx (www.p2rx.org).