Date: Thursday, November 14, 2014
*P2 intern programs deliver environmental and cost savings*
A dozen or more states across our NPPR membership host P2 summer intern programs. These non-regulatory programs are designed to link top-level engineering and environmental sciences students with business and industry. The “win-win” opportunities give students real-world experience, resulting in reduced energy use, emissions and wastes, which in turn benefit a company’s bottom line as well as the state’s environment.
And did you know that NPPR hosts a discussion group that helps support these P2 intern programs? We invite you to join us for a webinar that will feature an overview of the topics and lessons this discussion group has covered. It will also feature one of the premier P2 intern programs—the Iowa DNR Pollution Prevention Services Intern Program. It has been in operation for 14 years and annually places between 20-25 interns in companies across the state of Iowa. Its program personnel have mentored several other states, as well as serving as a model for many of the Region 7 states.
While these P2 intern programs produce great metrics, they can sometimes be daunting administratively. Thus, we hope your participation in this webinar will offer insight and information toward starting or expanding your own program.
Steve Brachman, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center, UW – Extension
Nancy Larson, Pollution Prevention Institute, Kansas State University
Danielle Dilks, Iowa Pollution Prevention Services, Iowa DNR