NWF EcoLeaders Webinar: Environmental Justice Careers

It’s nearing the end of 2015! If you’re considering a new career in the new year, then join us to explore career opportunities and gain insights in pursuing careers in Environmental Justice.

National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders Initiative invites you to join us on December 10, 2015 at 3-4:15 pm EST for “Environmental Justice Careers: Turning your Passion into a Profession, with MaKara Rumley, Senior Advisor to the Region IV EPA Administrator. This is the second Webinar of our 2015-16 leadership and career skills webinar series from the NWF EcoLeaders Career Center.

Register at http://online.nwf.org/site/Calendar/18847529.


Webinar: Learning from the Past to Inform Future Work: Trends in Behavior‐ Based Efficiency Programs

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8398589152811623937

Best of BECC – Join us for one of the presentations from the 2015 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference that attendees think is worth repeating!

The energy efficiency industry has increasingly recognized the potential of social science knowledge to expand the scope of program possibilities and tap into new energy saving opportunities. In order to help program administrators leverage these opportunities, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency has collected information from its membership for each of the past four years on the behavior-based programs currently underway and how these programs are being evaluated.

This presentation will describe this annual data collection effort and highlight the key findings of this research to date. Results discussed will consider the social science knowledge most commonly incorporated into the programs captured, as well as methods used for program evaluation and overarching lessons learned from the program administrator community. This presentation aims to shed light on current program activity, offer initial observations on emerging trends in behavior-based programs, and illustrate some promising approaches to achieving quantifiable energy efficiency savings using social science insights.

Presenter: Claire McIlvennie, CEE

Hosted by: Michael Li, U.S. Department of Energy

Webinar: Laundry Care Products – A Review of Performance, Innovation, and Environmental Leadership

Wed, Dec 2, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1245166502584243201

Webinar Topics

  • Laundry detergent formulas
  • Environmental and health impacts of laundry care products
  • Performance testing
  • National standards
  • Environmental leadership and product stewardship

Webinar Panelists

Joe McCarthy, Lab Services Manager, Dell Tech Laboratories
Joe oversees Dell Tech’s laboratory operations, Ecologo and Green Seal initiatives, product-testing activities as well as spearheading client projects with Environment Canada regarding New Substance Notifications, Trade Secret Applications, Domestic Substance regulations and Natural Health Products. Joe is a trained ISO 17025 Internal Auditor, sits on the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Cleaning Products Executive Board and is a member of many committees including the International Harmonization Committee, Test & Standard Methods Committee Cleaning Products Scientific Committee.

John Paulun, Communications Manager, PortionPac
John joined PortionPac Chemical Corporation in 2011 and is responsible for third-party product certifications, regulatory compliance issues and the implementation of customer education strategies.  Involved in maintaining the fidelity of detergent formulations, he helps to ensure a high standard of quality and performance for PortionPac® detergents throughout the manufacturing process.  In addition, John has successfully shepherded numerous PortionPac® products through the rigorous Green Seal certification process.  He is also certified by the ManageMen OS(1) Executive Management Program for janitorial operations.

Webinar: North American ISO 50001/SEP Pilot Program

November 18, 2015 2:30PM to 3:30PM EST

The U.S. DOE invites applications for a pilot program to help companies implement ISO 50001 and the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program across multiple facilities throughout North America and worldwide. This pilot program is in partnership with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the national energy agencies in Canada and Mexico, National Resources Canada and Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy).

Applications are due by December 7, 2015. Please join this webinar to find out more information about SEP and the North American Energy Management Pilot Program.

The pilot program involves a series of training workshops to be held in 2016 in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Each country will have a cohort of companies and facilities to participate. Energy management experts will train and coach company staff on ISO 50001 and SEP implementation to identify energy cost-saving opportunities. Companies will also receive international recognition for their commitment to energy efficiency through their ISO 50001 and SEP certifications.

Webinar: Plastics in Minnesota: The Evolving Additives Story

December 7th, 2015, Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Register at http://z.umn.edu/mntapplasticswebinar

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is hosting a free live webinar that will highlight industry perspectives on increasing regulatory and customer pressures surrounding the use of plastic additives which may be under scrutiny. MnTAP’s goal is to assist the state’s plastics industry to meet shifting customer specifications in order to sustain and grow revenues.  This webinar will discuss current regulation impacting the Minnesota plastics industry related to additives. We will learn about innovative approaches businesses take to create safer products and meet regulations. You will hear from industry experts about how a growing public interest in non-phthalate plasticizers and halogen-free flame retardants has opened up the market for many alternative additives.  Join us on December 7th as we hear from industry experts about why businesses are considering alternative plastics additives and some available resources for guidance on switching to safer alternatives.

Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series – Building the Business Case for Green Chemistry

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/705496504415457282

The Green Chemistry manual provides state agencies and technical assistance providers (engineers) with tools and resources to better serve their clients who are looking for information and to support greening their operations, processes, products and supply chains. Business owners can also use the publication to develop and implement green chemistry solutions and improve profitability.

This series of webinars covers the content of the manual chapter-by-chapter. Chapter 7, presented by Al Innes, Michelle Butler and Kate Winnebeck, covers how to build the business case for green chemistry, the steps needed for initiating a successful program, and accounting for all cost.

Webinar: Data Center Efficiency — What Climate Change, Energy & Sustainability Managers Should Know

December 2, 2015
noon-1:30 pm CST
Register at http://acco.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=697973

This webinar will explain data center energy efficiency opportunities in an easy-to-understand manner, empower participants to spot ways to reduce energy costs in a data center or server room, and provide information on free resources that can be leveraged. Attendees will hear case studies from experts at IBM, SAP, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Energy and facilities managers, energy efficiency advocates, sustainability professionals, and IT managers will benefit from this important discussion.