Webinar 2 of 3: Tracking in Action – Using the Tracking Network to Promote Health and Prevent Disease
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1-2 PM CDT
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is operated by the Environmental Health Tracking Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and environmental hazard information and data obtained from a variety of national, state, and city sources. It presents what is known about where environmental hazards exist, where people are exposed to hazards, and how targeted action can protect health, reduce illness, and save lives. Data from the Tracking Network can be used in various public health specialties including chronic disease prevention.
This webinar is the second in the “Tracking in Action” webinar series facilitated by NACDD with CDC subject matter expertise. In addition to increasing the awareness and use of the Tracking Network, the webinar series will feature new state success stories that highlight the role of grantee tracking programs and the impact of using the Tracking Network data in various capacities around the country.
Water: Strategies around Efficiency, Restoration and Drinking Water for Venues and Events
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, noon-1PM CDT
Among sports greening initiatives, efforts around water are often overshadowed by more visible efforts around recycling/composting, fan engagement, and energy efficiency and renewables. However, large swaths of North America have experienced record drought in the last several years, and water scarcity issues come into even greater focus as the summer heats up. While water issues (and prices) vary greatly by region, there are strategies that are broadly applicable to reduce consumption, waste, and monthly bills.
On this webinar, we will start with a “state of the state” assessment of fresh water in North America, and learn more about innovative ways to support restoration of depleted water sources. We will then hear two case studies: water conservation and efficiency efforts at a major NFL Stadium, and an innovative approach to drinking water—sans bottled water—at a large, temporary spectator sports event. We hope you can join us to learn more!
- Val Fishman – Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Bonneville Environmental Foundation & Board of Directors, Green Sports Alliance: Welcoming remarks and presenter introductions; the state of freshwater in North America and tools to address it.
- Henry Rzemieniewski – Cleaning Operations Manager, MetLife Stadium: Water-saving strategies at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, and signatory of an MOU with the U.S. EPA to asses and reduce environmental impact.
- Jill Savery – Former Head of Sustainability, America’s Cup Event Authority: Providing clean drinking water for spectators without bottled water or single use plastic at a large, international sporting event.
Questions? Please email Membership Director David Muller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waters of the U.S.: Clarifying Misconceptions
July 16, 2014, 2-3 PM CDT
Join us to hear officials set the record straight about the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. This webinar will address some of the common concerns and misconceptions about the proposed rule, particularly for the agricultural community. EPA”s proposal will bring clarity and consistency to the process, cutting red tape and saving money.
To see facts about the proposal, visit www.epa.gov/ditchthemyth.
A Zero Waste community is not built by government alone
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM CDT
Getting to “Zero Waste or darn near” requires both the support of the local government and strong citizen engagement. It is not just a process of government planning, but rather a collaborative process where citizens push for a Zero Waste goal and help prioritize Zero Waste actions and strategies based on community needs. It is the partnership between these two “community-minded groups” that together makes immediate and long-term change possible.
Learn more about working with both groups to leverage change and navigate the best path forward for your community.
Greening Local Government: Purchasing and Office Practices
Thursday, July 17, 2014 2-3 PM CDT
Part 3 of our webinar series designed for local governments, highlighting case studies from communities working towards resource efficiency, energy conservation and economic savings. As funding for the Greening Local Government project came from an EPA Region 8 grant, our case studies come from states in this geographic region. However, this 2014 Greening Local Government webinar series is free and open to local governments across the nation.
Visit our online guidebook: http://greenlocalgovernment.org/