1. Sustainability 101: Greening Your Business in Northwest Indiana


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    Abby Corso of the Delta Institute and Kathy Sipple of 219 GreenConnect present this free informational webinar on how you can green your business and run it in a more sustainable way. Abby is Senior Director of Sustainability Services at the Delta Institute, an environmental non-profit that offers sustainability consulting services. Abby and Kathy are Valparaiso, Indiana residents and co-coordinators of Northwest Indiana Green Drinks.

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    • 2015-02-19 12.01 Sustainability Essentials Webinar Waste Reduction


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      Scott Mouw of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Assistance Division, shares information about exemplary and useful state programs, including the Recycling Markets Directory , the NC Waste Trader, and the state environmental stewardship program. Learn about Best Practices that can increase your profit margins, and also what programs to look for in your own state. Content also includes a synopsis of SFC's GREENleaders, the industry first certified sustainability training course. This webinar is intended to give participants useful information you can begin using in your business immediately as well as answer any questions you may have about getting the most out of Sustainable Furnishings Council membership.

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      • Solid Waste Generation in the Developed and Developing World


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        Nearly every human activity creates some kind of waste. As countries develop economically, socially, and technologically - industrializing, urbanizing, and expanding in population - waste generation increases. The problems associated with waste affect both developed and developing countries. Globally, we live in “throw-away” societies in which we consume packaged products that often do not last past a single use or even a year, and we discard as waste what we no longer want. This wasteful lifestyle seriously impacts the environment, public health, and produces social and economic problems. Waste disposal can have serious environmental impacts: landfills consume land space, and cause air, water and soil pollution - including the emission of greenhouse gases, while incineration results in emissions of dangerous air pollutants. Our consumptive and often wasteful behavior needs to be examined, and changed, so that we can live more sustainably. Global population rose to 6.9 billion in 2010 and the majority of people live in developing countries. A major challenge is how to manage the ever-increasing waste generated, especially in developing countries already lacking a sufficient public service infrastructure to manage municipal waste, and where poverty and unplanned settlements lead to unmanaged waste.

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        • Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Intern Program, Summer 2015


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          Are you an environmental manager who wears several different hats? Are there process improvements at your facility you would like to study or implement, if you only had more time? Could such improvements potentially reduce your environmental impact, and cut operating or material costs? If you answered "yes" to these questions, your company should consider applying to take part in our pollution prevention (P2) intern program. Interns are trained and placed at Kansas industries for about 10 weeks each summer. To date, interns they have identified more than $10 million in cost savings for industry.

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          • Deconstruction: Breaking Down Waste & Building Futures


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            Case Study from the GreenJobs BC Forum on Retrofits & Building - February 10, 2012 Pacific Community Resources recently completed a pilot project in partnership with the City of Vancouver and Service Canada to deconstruct two Vancouver homes and train 20 at-risk youth in an intensive life and employability skills program. 93% of the materials from the deconstructed homes avoided incineration or the landfill. Michel Pouliot will provide an overview of the current and future opportunities this industry presents for at-risk youth and not for profit organizations. Michel will present with Pauline Dan who measured the environmental impact of the deconstruction pilots and conducted a detailed analysis of the opportunities and challenges for the deconstruction industry. Michel Pouliot, Manager of Youth Services, Pacific Community Resources Society Pauline Dan, MBA candidate, Simon Fraser University

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            • Otpad - Obrisi održive budućnosti


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              Dokumentarni serijal „Obrisi održive budućnosti” producirala je udruga Zelena akcija. Serijal se kroz tri polusatna dokumentarca (o energetici, gospodarenju otpadom i transportu) bavi već postojećim tehnologijama i javnim politikama koje bi nas mogle usmjeriti na put održivog razvoja. Video priručnik Zelene akcije o kućnom kompostiranju možete pogledati na adresi: http://zelena-akcija.hr/kucno-kompostiranje Serijal „Obrisi održive budućnosti” je produciran uz potporu zaklade „Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt”

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              • Christian Stiglitz: Waste Reduction - Dream or Reality?


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                Chrisitan Stiglitz' speech "Waste Reduction - Dream or Reality?"

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                • Resource Efficiency at Work - Training video


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                  This video has been developed to help train your staff in resource efficiency. It is part of the Resource Efficiency at Work training package which also includes a downloadable presentation, quiz and employee certificate. To find out more and access all of the resources, go to: http://www.resourceefficientscotland.com/resource/resource-efficiency-work

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                  • Waste Not Want Not


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                    Belfast City Councils Mary McGinn and local chef Danny Malone spent a week giving cookery demonstrations in community centres around Belfast. They showed how food could be prepared and cooked over a week with out wasting any ingredients. This was part of the European week for Waste Reduction and NvTv was there to capture some of the shows.

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