Utilizing Public Data to Target Technical Assistance

 

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Description

Recorded on March 10, 2016

Duration: 58 minutes

The U.S. government has a wealth of data available about the environmental and economic impact of manufacturers. This webinar demonstrates how to use the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, Greenhouse Gas, and Enforcement and Compliance Online (ECHO) databases and the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns database to identify industrial sectors and facilities that can benefit from pollution prevention technical assistance.

Information that can be easily obtained and utilized from these data sources is key for any technical assistance provider when developing a strategy to target technical assistance. Real-world examples located in regions 3 and 4 are provided.

The presenter, Laura Barnes, is a sustainability information curator with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) Executive Director, and a degreed librarian. She specializes in teaching pollution prevention professionals how to identify and use information resources efficiently and effectively.

Presentation Info

Presenter:

Laura L. Barnes
Executive Director
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)

glrppr.org


Webinar Agenda:

  • [03:00] Overview
  • [06:54] American FactFinder – Census Bureau
  • [18:42] Toxics Release Inventory
  • [45:36] Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data
  • [50:21] Enforcement and Compliance System (ECHO)
  • [55:02] Other Useful Data Sets
  • [56:54] Questions & Answers

GLRPPR using public data webinar title slide image

Presentation slides [PDF]


Resources


American FactFinder – Census Bureau


Toxics Release Inventory


Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data


Enforcement and Compliance System (ECHO)


Other Useful Data Sets