If you missed today’s webinar on BPA and BPS in thermal receipt paper, you can watch the recording, download the slides, and learn more at http://www.glrppr.org/meetings/#bpa.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has developed a retailer toolkit available at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/receipts. If you work in a restaurant or retail outlet that uses thermal paper, or know someone who does, you should definitely check this out.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5446005703196428290
This non-technical presentation on data center energy efficiency will: 1) Explain savings opportunities in an easy-to-understand manner; 2) Empower anyone to spot ways to reduce energy costs in a data center or server room; and 3) Describe free resources you can tap for further assistance.
Recommended attendees: school administrators, energy managers, facilities managers, energy efficiency advocates, sustainability professionals, and IT managers. This webinar is sponsored by ENERGY STAR and hosted by Second Nature and AlterAction, a US EPA ENERGY STAR Technical Support Contractor.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8918651553020288002
This webinar shares strategies and resources building owners, managers, and tenants can use to transform the energy model from a one-time report provided at the end of design to an iterative tool used throughout the design process to drive energy savings. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) will highlight its Building Energy Modeling Guide for Building Owners, DOE will provide a brief primer on modeling, and BBC partner District of Columbia will share case studies demonstrating the value of getting to know your energy model.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) seeks to “serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth.” While the agency provides numerous resources of interest to Scout readers, the USGS Multimedia Gallery may be particularly handy for educators looking to use audio and visual aids to galvanize lesson plans and classroom activities. The site is organized into three categories: Photography & Images, Videos & Animations, and Audio and Podcasts. Each category features hundreds of multimedia resources. For instance, selecting “View All… Collections” under Photography & Images navigates to a page where readers may choose among subcategories such as Geography, Native American and Tribal Activities, Satellite Images, and many others. Additionally, the Public Lecture Series, a collection within Videos and Animations, features a number of webinars on such topics as the Resilience Potential of Coral Reefs in the Mariana Islands and Climate Change Effects on Fisheries in the Great Lakes. [CNH]
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Challenges and Treatment Solutions for Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
Free webinars held each month from 2:00-3:00 PM EST
EPA’s Office of Research and Development and Office of Water are hosting this monthly webinar series to communicate EPA’s current small systems research along with Agency priorities. The series is providing a forum for EPA to communicate directly with state personnel and other drinking water and wastewater small systems professionals, which allows EPA to provide training and foster collaboration and dissemination of information. The site also includes an archive of past webinars.
Attendees have the option of receiving a certificate for one continuing education contact hour for each webinar. (Acceptance of certificate is contingent on state and/or organization requirements. EPA cannot guarantee acceptance.)
2015 Schedule and Registration for Upcoming Webinars
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM CDT
Register at https://www.chemicalfootprint.org/news/event/webinar-deep-dive-chem-footprinting
An overview and in-depth discussion of the Chemical Footprint Project’s Assessment Tool questions and response options for the four key indicators:
- Management: what are a company’s chemical policies and strategies for integration into business practices;
- Inventory: information a company knows about chemicals in its products and how these data are managed;
- Footprint: what is a company’s baseline chemical footprint, what goals have been set to substitute toxic chemicals with safer alternatives, and what progress has been made;
- Disclosure: what information on chemicals in products a company publicly discloses.Learn the intent of the Assessment Tool questions and how to answer them.
Webinar Panelists include Mark Rossi, Sally Edwards, and Tim Greiner.
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 PM ET (9:00 AM PT)
Removal of Perchlorate Oxidizers from Red- and Green-Emitting Pyrotechnic Flares by Dr. Eric Miklaszewski
Potassium perchlorate (KClO4) and ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4) have been widely used as oxidizers in military and civilian pyrotechnics due to their high reactivity, low cost, low-moisture sensitivity, and high stability. However, these constituents have been identified to be highly toxic and damaging to the environment and have motivated multiple efforts to reformulate pyrotechnic formulations which contain these chemicals. Since 2002, SERDP and ESTCP have funded the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, to reformulate several visible signal flares used within the Department of Defense (DoD) to achieve performance requirements while removing the environmentally-hazardous perchlorate oxidizers. The reformulation efforts were directed to engineer new formulations that meet the dominant wavelength, color purity, photometric intensity, and burn time requirements for specific red- and green-emitting signal flares. This presentation will review the current regulatory requirements that are driving these projects with a summary of each project’s scope, obstacles encountered, and successes during the development of new pyrotechnic formulations.
Sustainable Incendiary Projectiles by Dr. Jared Moretti
This presentation will describe recent efforts to identify one perchlorate-free incendiary formulation for the Army’s M8 and Navy’s Mk257 .50-caliber incendiary projectiles. As part of ESTCP project number WP-201110, the performance data of two perchlorate-free candidate formulations were compared to the current in-service incendiary mixture (IM-28) through system demonstration in the actual bullet hardware. The technical approach for this perchlorate elimination program has been comprised of a three-way teaming effort led by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) and includes the NSWC, Crane Division, along with an industrial manufacturing partner, Alliant Techsystems’ (ATK) Small Caliber Division. The government laboratories (ARDEC and NSWC) collaborated on formulation development, while ATK fabricated, demonstrated and validated candidate formulations in the full-up M8 and Mk257 hardware. The initial two candidates were each composed of strontium nitrate and sodium meta-periodate, but the latter composition was down-selected on the basis of performance. Recent iterations of bullet manufacture at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) provide insight into what factors most significantly affect .50-caliber bullet performance.