September 16, 2010
The U.S. Department of Commerce fully recognizes that sustainability is a key competitiveness issue for U.S. manufacturers. To this end, Secretary Locke has made supporting green business a key departmental priority. The Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative and Public-Private Dialogue is designed to identify U.S. industry’s priority sustainability needs, challenges and opportunities, and to coordinate public-private efforts to address these priorities. Representatives from the Department will discuss the work of the initiative thus far, including a number of industry events to promote sustainable practices, the creation of the Sustainable Business Clearinghouse, and the development of a Sustainable Manufacturing 101 training module for companies. They will also discuss ways Commerce and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable can work together in the future.
Morgan Barr is an international economist at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She works in the agency’s Manufacturing and services division on a variety of manufacturing and trade issues. She has been working on the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative for three years, leading the OECD sustainable metrics toolkit project as well as working on the Sustainable Business Clearinghouse, the regional tour program, and leading a project to develop a training module for manufacturers on the basics of sustainable manufacturing practices.
March 22, 2010
Michael DiGiore is with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. DiGiore will present on New Jersey’s Encouraging Wet Cleaning as an Alternative to Solvent Dry Cleaning- Pollution Prevention Education and Demonstration project. This project, which is a partnership between the New Jersey Small Business Development Center and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, is being funded through U.S. EPA’s Pollution Prevention Grant.
Anne Zimmerman is with the Commercial Toxics Reduction Program of the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Her presentation will focus on the findings of the San Francisco Department of Environment’s dry cleaning alternatives assessment and the outreach strategies used by SFE to promote environmentally preferable wet cleaning in San Francisco. She will discuss San Francisco’s grant and demonstration program for new wet cleaners, as well as the barriers to widespread adoption of wet cleaning technology. The presentation will also highlight the phase-out of Perchloroethylene dry cleaning in California and how this has impacted local cleaners.
This webinar is being hosted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and NPPR. Please send request for these power point presentations to Angela Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28, 2009
Nancy Larson, Director, Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute
Krysta Larson, Intern Program Coordinator, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
Jennifer Reutzel, Environmental Specialist, Pollution Prevention Services, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
This webinar is sponsored by MnTap, the State of New Jersey, and the State of Washington.
October 7, 2009
Fred Granek, Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement
Bruce Taylor, Enviro-Stewards Inc
Steve Brachman, University of Wisconsin-Extension - The Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
To view the video on Enviro-Stewards work in the Sudan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ghXZW-8j4c
September 2, 2009
Presenter Karen Reaume, Worthington Steel
March 6, 2009
Washington State Overview of Standards and Certifications
Avoid the Six Sins of Greenwashing
Green Seal’s Environmental Standards and Certifications
Benefits of Certification versus Verification
Design for the Environment Program
November 12, 2008
NPPR hosted “Toxics in Packaging” webinar, Wednesday, November 19th at 2:00 pm EST.The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) presented the results of its research that screened over 750 packages, mostly from the retail sector, for the presence of 4 heavy metals – lead, cadmium, mercury, and hexavalent chromium – restricted by state toxics in packaging laws. These results are the first comprehensive assessments of restricted heavy metals in packaging, since 19 U.S. states passed toxics in packaging legislation 15 years ago, and indicate that heavy metals in packaging are still an issue and an opportunity for pollution prevention and product stewardship.