WEBINAR: Retail Dining Operations- Opportunities for Source Reduction & Materials Management

Collecting food waste in retail dining operations is challenging but the opportunities for food waste reduction are immense. This webinar, hosted by the College and University Recycling Coalition, will look at successful “reduce and reuse” strategies, food donation programs, and unique materials management solutions for the dining hall and “dining on the run." The webinar will take place on December 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST. Registration required.

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Webinar: Composting on Campus- Trends, Innovations & Best Management Practices

This webinar, hosted by the College and University Recycling Coalition, focuses on composting systems of all sizes in College and University settings. It will explore some of the common issues composting program managers face, offer practical solutions and highlight noteworthy program ideas and technologies. Presentations will include an overview of Middlebury’s onsite windrow composting system, a Duke University pilot testing the feasibility of post-consumer food collections from offices and other campus locations, and research findings from the California state recycling agency, CalRecycle, regarding food waste dehydrating and liquefying equipment to support recovery efforts. The webinar will be on October 17, 2013 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT. Registration required.

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Webinar: Sustainable Procurement- Issues and Case Studies

This webinar, hosted by Johnson County Community College's Center for Sustainability, focuses on the topic of sustainable procurement at colleges. It seeks to answer questions like:

  • How does one implement a sustainable procurement policy?
  • What assistance can outside organizations provide in doing so?
  • How can tracking purchases help colleges track Greenhouse Gases?

The event will take place on October 15, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. Central Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00). Registration required.

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Community Colleges as Student "Sustainability Living Laboratories"

Hosted by Security and Sustainability Forum and The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center, this webinar will focus on how Community Colleges are leading the way in using "living laboratories" as a tool to completely revitalize education. These “living laboratories” merge academics and campus facilities management to provide students with real-world skills and, for the institution, a path to meet its sustainability goals. Speakers will include representatives from Gateway Technical College, the National Science Foundation’s Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center, and The SEED Center. The event will take place on September 10, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration required.

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Webinar: "Speaking the CFO Language: Building the Case for Energy Efficiency with Financial Decision-makers"

Hosted by the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge, this webinar focuses on best practices for communicating the value of building energy efficiency projects and working with financial decision-makers to make those projects happen. Presenters include representatives from Better Buildings Challenge partners: USAA Real Estate Company, University of California at Irvine, and Kohl's. The event will take place on October 1, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 PM (EST). Registration required.

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