TRI Pollution Prevention Data Tool Webinars

Please join us for two webinars focusing on the Toxic Release Inventory’s new pollution prevention data tool.

On Tuesday, June 4 at 2:30 pm CDT, the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable will present “Using the TRI P2 Data Tool”. Join Daniel Teitelbaum from U.S. EPA’s TRI Program to learn how to use the new TRI P2 data tool and discover how this rich data source can help you improve your technical assistance to clients. Register at

On Wednesday June 5 at 2 1-2 pm CDT, EPA will present a webinar entitled “New Ways to Showcase Sustainability in Your 2012 TRI Report”. This training is designed to help facilities prepare for the July 1st TRI reporting deadline. In it, companies can learn how to complete the pollution prevention (P2) portion of the TRI reporting form, which gives facilities the opportunity to report and describe P2 activities and other environmentally-friendly practices related to TRI-listed toxic chemicals. Providing this information allows EPA to present a more complete picture of a facility’s management of toxic chemicals and helps make TRI a more effective tool for highlighting and promoting P2 successes. To register, visit

Webinar: Comparing Non-Traditional Water Treatment in Cooling Towers

May 28 at 12 P.M. CDT
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Learn How New Cooling Tower Treatment Systems Can Save Water, Money and Support Climate Change Resilience

Sponsored by:

  • Council on Environmental Quality
  • Office of the Federal Environmental Executive
  • GreenGov Initiative focused on Federal collaboration across the United States

Comparing Non-Traditional Water Treatment in Cooling Towers


Hear about how GSA, Region 8, and DOE/NREL are finding ways to dramatically reduce cooling tower water usage and treatment chemicals, which saves money and can support climate adaptation and resilience efforts.


Cooling towers, which are installed in many federal buildings, consume large amounts of potable water and contribute greatly to annual utility, maintenance and operation costs. Conventional cooling towers require that chemicals and fresh water is periodically added to the cooling tower system to prevent scale formulation, hinder biological growth, and inhibit corrosion in the chillers and piping systems. GSA and DOE/NREL analyzed several non-chemical cooling tower water treatment systems to identify systems that reduce building operation costs through reduced water and chemical use, and improved chiller energy efficiency.


Hear Their Story


GSA has a story to share on how new cooling tower treatment systems can help agencies save water and money, and support resiliency in drought-prone locations. Join us and hear this story.


What is a GreenGov Spotlight Community? 

When multiple federal partners located near each other work together to leverage regional resources and help achieve the goals of President Obama’s Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.  Spotlight Communities help cut government costs, increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, leverage resources among different agencies, and show us what is possible when we work together.

Greening Libraries Wins Award in the 2013 Green Books Festival

Via Library Juice Press. Congratulations to my fellow co-authors and to our editors.

The 2013 Green Book Festival awarded its top honor in the category of Best Business Book to Greening Libraries, edited by Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough and published by Library Juice Press.

Greening Libraries provides library professionals with a collection of articles and papers that serve as a portal to understanding a wide range of green and sustainable practices within libraries and the library profession. The book’s articles come from a variety of perspectives on a range of topics related to green practices, sustainability and the library profession. Aspects of the growing “green library movement” covered include green buildings, alternative energy resources, conservation, green library services and practices, operations, programming, and outreach.

The Green Book Festival gives awards in a number of categories, as well as overall best and honorable mention awards, which makes it a useful collection development tool for librarians.

Biochar compost to help save water in Crabtree & Evelyn’s ‘Avant Garden’ Chelsea Fringe pop-up

Read the full story at CarbonGold.

Carbon Gold, the world’s leading biochar company, has provided biochar-based compost for an innovative pop-up herb garden to celebrate the 2013 Chelsea Fringe Festival.