Category: Events

2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022, Minneapolis, MN
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Presented by ReFED, the Food Waste Solutions Summit is the premier food waste event of the year, bringing together food businesses, funders, solution providers, innovators, policymakers, nonprofits, and more to drive the adoption of solutions to reach our collective goal of a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030.

Food waste is a problem that can be solved, and that’s what the Food Waste Solutions Summit is all about. Featuring panels, working sessions, field trips, networking events, innovator demos, and more, this is our chance to align efforts and get motivated for the work ahead!

2022 Midwest Climate Summit

January 28th, 2022, 10:00am -12:00pm CT
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Continuing the momentum from the 2020 Midwest Climate Summit Think Tank Series, the 2022 Summit provides an opportunity to elevate our collective work and the work of individual organizations. The Summit will be a high-profile virtual event that serves as the official launch of the Midwest Climate Collaborative, highlighting the critical role of the Midwest in mitigating and adapting to climate change, as well as the deep pool of talent we have to collectively lead this work.

Keynote speakers

  • Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor
  • Aimee Witteman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy (DOE)

Webinar: The State of Green Business 2022

Jan 22, 2022, noon-1 pm
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The sustainable business world enters 2022 flying high, as the world focuses with increasing urgency on many of its core issues: sustainable finance, the circular economy, clean energy, climate tech and more. All are reaching inflection points, growing and changing faster than many could have imagined.

In this 15th annual edition of the State of Green Business, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning report, we dig into a wide range of issues, including an exclusive look at key job trends, courtesy of LinkedIn, and key indicators from S&P Global on such things as corporate carbon pricing, physical risk exposure and companies’ TCFD support.

In this one-hour webcast, coinciding with the report’s release, GreenBiz Group Chairman Joel Makower and a team of GreenBiz analysts will discuss the key trends for sustainable business in 2022.

Among the topics:

  • How companies are driving decarbonization through their supply chains
  • The growth of circular “mining” for critical materials
  • How “true zero” is becoming the new mantra for clean-energy buyers
  • Regulators’ newfound focus on ESG reporting
  • The growth of resale in consumer markets

Moderator

  • Joel Makower, Chairman & Co-Founder, GreenBiz Group

Speakers

  • Richard Mattison, CEO, S&P Global Trucost
  • Sarah Golden, Senior Energy Analyst, GreenBiz Group
  • Deonna Anderson, Senior Editor, GreenBiz Group
  • Theresa Lieb, Food Systems Analyst, GreenBiz Group
  • Grant Harrison, Green Finance & ESG Analyst, GreenBiz Group
  • Jesse Klein, Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group

If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the webcast recording and resources, available to you on-demand after the live webcast.

Virtual conferences are better for the environment and more inclusive

Read the full story from the University of Texas at Austin.

A research team led by engineers found that virtual conferences are more inclusive than in-person events, and also carry a smaller environmental footprint.

Webinar: Community and Citizen Science: Making Your Data Count

Dec 15, 2021, 2 pm CST
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How can community and citizen science contribute to environmental decision-making? Many EPA, state, and tribal environmental programs are increasingly using community and citizen science for environmental monitoring and addressing social and environmental justice concerns. A recent multi-stakeholder workshop explored gaps and needed improvements in data management that will allow for a more efficient flow of data from producers to users. A major focus is on community science projects that involve grassroots activities to address local concerns.

This webinar will showcase community-oriented projects and share ideas from the workshop. Webinar topics will include: How can we design a future that maximizes the use of community and citizen science data? How do we address the barriers that limit data use today? How can EPA serve as a catalyst to build a stronger, more inclusive collaborative network with states, tribes, local government, non-governmental organizations, academia, and other organizations? 

Please attend this webinar to learn about the tools and practices used in these exciting community and citizen science projects and how EPA, states, and tribal governments can better support these efforts. Learn more about community and citizen science on EPA’s website.

Highlighted Projects:

  1. Love My Air Denver – School-based air quality monitoring network that provides real-time air quality data using low-cost technology.
  2. Urban Heat ATL – Community scientists in Atlanta help map temperature profiles that link to climate change, urban greenspace, city planning, and energy burdens.
  3. Eastern Shale Gas Monitoring Program – Trout Unlimited supports community stream surveillance for water quality impacts in PA, VA and WV.
  4. Arizona Water Watch – State program uses a mobile app to accept water data, observations and photographs from volunteers.

Energy Storage for Manufacturing and Industrial Decarbonization Workshop

February 8 – 9, 2022
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  • This free, virtual workshop will bring together members of industry, national laboratories, universities, and government to discuss the needs, challenges, and opportunities associated with carbon-free energy and energy storage for manufacturing and industrial decarbonization
  • Energy needs will first be identified for different energy manufacturing sectors (e.g., cement/steel production, chemical synthesis, food processing, petroleum refining)
  • Energy storage technologies and associated challenges will then be presented from experts in the field
  • Ample time will be provided for discussion and Q&A
  • The outcome of this workshop will be a summary of needs and gaps (scale and duration), use cases, potential technologies, and a framework for implementation of energy storage for manufacturing and industrial decarbonization (Energy StorM) through initiatives such as the U.S. DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge.
  • Please check out Sandia’s Energy Storage Handbook website for background information on relevant energy storage technologies.

Webinar: Forensic Techniques for Differentiating PFAS Sources

Dec 9, 2021, 11 am CST
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Join SERDP and ESTCP for a webinar featuring DoD-funded research efforts to develop methods for differentiating between the sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) detected in impacted water. Specifically, investigators will discuss two approaches for differentiating between aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) and non-AFFF sources.

Dr. Christopher Higgins (Colorado School of Mines) will discuss an approach that uses liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to measure specific PFAS compounds and a database of sources with PFAS chemical signatures. Then, Dr. David Sedlak (University of California, Berkeley) will present on using the total oxidizable precursor (TOP) analysis to measure PFAS and using advanced statistical tools to inform PFAS source forensics.

Webinar: Safer Cleaners & Degreasers for Electronics

Dec 15, 2021, 10 am CST
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Join Clean Production Action, Apple, Clean Electronics Production Network, and TCO Development to learn about safer cleaners and degreasers in the electronics sector. Learn the details of GreenScreen Certified for Cleaners & Degreasers. Hear how Apple is integrating green chemistry into its supply chains. Find out how CEPN is scaling safer chemicals in the manufacturing of electronics. Learn how CPA and TCO Development collaborated on TCO Certified Accepted Substances List and the addition of safer cleaners to that list.

Report for America

Report for America places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities.

Report for America Corps Member Journalists are part of a movement to strengthen communities, and our democracy, through local journalism that is truthful, fair, fearless and smart. Report for America helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by helping them find great emerging or experienced journalists and paying half their salary. Corps members are talented, service-oriented journalists who provide residents with the information they need to improve their communities and hold powerful institutions accountable.

Applications are open Dec. 8-Jan. 30.

Informational webinar

The Society of Environmental Journalists is hosting an informational webinar on Dec 8 at noon CST. Attend this webinar to learn more about Report for America and how to apply for more than 100 full-time journalism positions, including many environmental positions, 10 of which will be offered through a partnership with the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Society of Environmental Journalists. These 10 positions are part of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a new collaborative network meant to boost coverage of environmental and agricultural issues throughout the river basin.

Accredited Professional Course: Green Chemistry Module

The Green Chemistry module of the My Green Lab Accredited Professional (AP) program is now available. The cost is $75.

In collaboration with Beyond Benign and Millipore Sigma, the Green Chemistry module is developed for people spanning across a range of experiences and prior knowledge related to Green Chemistry—from beginners with minimal knowledge to experts in Green Chemistry!

The Green Chemistry module describes the health and environmental impacts of chemicals, and discusses practical strategies to reduce impact by incorporating Green Chemistry. There are no prerequisites to take this module.

The My Green Lab AP program is the first credential of its kind developed to offer scientists and the people who support or work with laboratories an opportunity to grow their knowledge and demonstrate their expertise in lab sustainability. ​

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