Month: January 2019

Webinar: Cafeteria Trash is Cash

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST
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Are you seeking to reduce waste disposal costs while also diverting valuable materials from the landfill? A school cafeteria recycling program can be a successful approach to lightening the garbage load, reducing the volume of the garbage stream and saving money.

A successful cafeteria recycling program includes recycling milk and juice cartons. Once considered the new recyclable on the block, recycling of cartons from both homes and schools continues to grow across in this region. Through strong relationships, partnerships, promotions and grants, school cafeteria recycling programs can achieve success from a financial and environmental perspective.

Join us on this webinar to learn more about how you can establish a school cafeteria recycling program with tips and best practices on how to collect milk and juice cartons as well as other cafeteria recyclables.


  • Debbi Dodson, Schools Recycling Coordinator, Carton Council
  • Dale Rhodes, Operations Supervisor, Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools
  • Susan Schuller, Development, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Recycling Connections
  • Jodi Taitt, Founder & Principal Consultant, EcoConsilium, Inc

Hosted by Carton Council and Recycling Association of Minnesota.

Webinar: State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2018 Year in Review

February 28, 2019, noon-1:30 pm CT
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The U.S. energy storage market experienced substantial growth in 2018. In this webinar, Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will share insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook.


  • Dan Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
  • Dan Borneo, Engineering Project Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (Moderator)

This webinar is a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories, and is managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).

2018 AASHE Annual Report

Read the full story from AASHE.

Some of our key accomplishments over the last year include:

  • The launch of AASHE Connect, a powerful resource where members can network with 30,000+ higher education sustainability advocates, exchange knowledge and share solutions in real time.
  • Introduction of the Lifetime Achievement Award to honor outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of sustainability in higher education over their lifetimes.
  • The release of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement, which reaffirms our resolve to advancing DEI as a core value.
  • new partnership with ACTS that brings STARS to higher education institutions in Australasia, and further demonstrates that STARS is the global standard for measuring sustainability in higher education.


Webinar: Philadelphia’s Clean-Energy Future

Thu, Feb 7, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
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Join us for a free 1-hour webinar featuring Christine Knapp, sustainability director for the City of Philadelphia. Among other climate- and energy-related topics, she and Energy Manager Adam Agalloco will provide an overview of a new power purchase agreement that will enable the construction of a 70-Megawatt solar facility – the largest in Pennsylvania by sevenfold – providing 22 percent of the city government’s electricity needs.

In 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city’s pledge to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. This new PPA is just one of the strategies that will help reach that goal. Tune in to learn more.

How small cities around the country are fighting to save recycling

Read the full story at Waste Dive.

Solutions to preserve access and reduce contamination are emerging from municipalities, partners and citizen-led efforts in states such as Oregon, Virginia and New Hampshire.

Rethink, Retool, Then Recycle?

Read the full story at Next City.

Last year, China cracked down on recycling imports, forcing cities to get cleaner and more creative with their trash. A look at what’s working and what’s not in the U.S. recycling market.

Three Key Reports In The Last Week All Call For Less Wasted Food

Read the full story in Forbes.

Yesterday’s release of Cities and the Circular Economy of Food by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation marks the third report in the last week where reducing food loss and waste was named as a top priority. The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health released last week cited halving food loss and waste as one of five strategies urgently needed for the radical food transformation that the planet needs. Meanwhile, in Canada, the Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste published by Second Harvest called for action to reduce its estimate that 58% of Canadian food never gets eaten.

Consumer goods CEOs in Davos hot seat over plastic waste

Read the full story from Reuters.

Consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) and Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) are emerging as new targets for global activism, with green groups blaming them for fouling the ocean with plastic and activists urging governments to regulate them.

New water splitting catalyst could make it easier to generate solar fuel

Read the full story at Science Daily.

Water splitting, the process of harvesting solar energy to generate energy-dense fuels, could be simplified thanks to new research.

Calvin Klein introduces a recycling label

Read the full story in Retail Dive.

Calvin Klein underwear products will now feature detailed instructions on how to recycle its packaging, according to a press release emailed to Retail Dive.

PVH Corp., the parent company of Calvin Klein, is partnering with How2Recycle, a company that focuses on standardizing labels for the purposes of recycling. PVH Corp. owns other apparel brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and IZOD.

“PVH is blazing the trail by being the first company in the apparel space to commit to featuring accurate, consistent recycling labels on their packaging,” said Caroline Cox, project manager at How2Recycle, in a statement.

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