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Register Now for NPPR's Annual Membership Call

Please join us during P2 week for NPPR's Annual Membership call!

Date:    Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time:    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Find out about current activities and future plans for the organization including highlights of NPPR's workgroups, 2019 MVP2 Award winners, advocacy initiatives and more.  
Register for the Membership Call

P2 Week is September 16 - 22

NPPR Members have access to the 2019 P2 Week Infographic above.  Kick-off P2 week by posting it online.
Download the P2 Week Infographic
Tell us what else your organization has planned for P2 Week!
Share Your P2 Week Plans

NPPR Provides Feedback to EPA on the P2 Grantee Meeting in Denver, CO

In May, U.S. EPA hosted a meeting for its Pollution Prevention Grantees in Denver, CO.  During the meeting, attendees discussed EPA's Pollution Prevention Grant Program strategic approach of developing, documenting, sharing, and replicating best practices & P2 innovations.  As P2 grantees themselves, several NPPR Board members were in attendance. From the information obtained and discussions held, it’s clear that NPPR will continue to be a relevant resource for P2 professionals in support of our members and the larger P2 community.   Following the meeting NPPR provided comments to EPA and encouraged the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention to: 
  • Engage the external community when making large, programmatic changes and decisions in the future;
  • Provide progress updates to meeting attendees on efforts to incorporate recommendations made during the Grantee Meeting for the new Chemical Safety and Source Reduction Hub (hub);
  • Share a timeline for development and launch of various portions of the hub as well as quarterly (or more frequent if necessary) calls to provide updates on the status of the hub;
  • Work with NPPR to establish an approach for beta testing the new hub before publicly launching the platform;
  • Work with NPPR to leverage our existing network to improve communication, sharing information, and leveraging expertise across P2 programs; and
  • Provide updates on the status of recommended NEAs that were identified during this meeting, and decisions as to why those were included/not included.
Read the Full Letter

Best Practices EXPO & Conference

October 13-16 in Nashville, TN
Special Offer from NPPR 
Join leaders in manufacturing sustainability looking to implement or improve efforts to save energy and reduce or eliminate pollution at Best Practices EXPO & Conference taking place October 13-16 in Nashville, TN. Learn how to maximize energy efficiency, increase water conservation, improve production processes, assure product quality and safety, avoid downtime, and increase the reliability of your compressed air, vacuum, blower, and cooling systems. Experience technology up close and get hands-on with live demonstrations. Broaden you circle of thought leaders and peers you reach out to for advice and resources year-round.
We’ve Got Your Discount!
NPPR is pleased to be able to offer members a special rate to attend Best Practices EXPO & Conference
Full Conference $350 – that’s a $200 savings off the current published rate
Single Day $205 – a savings of $85
Use code NPPR when registering to receive this special rate.

Find out the best practices working now—and how you can apply them to meet your objectives. Equip yourself with tools and knowledge for saving energy and costs.
Register Today and Save!

Webinar on CyberSecurity in the Manufacturing Industry

Title:    “What you gonna do when they come for you?” Being Proactive rather than Reactive for CyberSecurity in the Manufacturing Industry
Date:    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time:    1:30 p.m. EDT

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's October Pollution Prevention Webinar will cover the importance of the manufacturing industry being proactive with cybersecurity. Discussion will include why the manufacturing industry should care about cybersecurity, how cybersecurity relates to them, how and where they can get help from, and why cybersecurity is a shared responsibility amongst all employees.
Register for the Webinar

Updates to the Pollution Prevention 101 LibGuide

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center has recently added a lot of new content to the Pollution Prevention 101 LibGuide.  New pages include: 

If you have a favorite resource that is not included in the P2 101 LibGuide, send Laura Barnes the link so it can be added.
Pollution Prevention 101 LibGuide

PennTAP E3 Webinar for Food-Related Industries

Title:    Economy, Energy, and Environmental for Food-Related Industries
Date:    Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time:    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Join PennTAP for an upcoming webinar to review the common pollution prevention measures available in the food processing industry. Using a mix of traditional pollution prevention tools and continuous improvement techniques, PennTAP's team of technical advisors will show you how to maximize savings, with a focus on food waste, packaging waste, solid waste, water, and energy.

Register for the Webinar

TURI's Natural Grass Playing Field Case Study

Springfield’s organic management of natural grass has eliminated the need for pesticides, while providing a practical playing surface that fully meets the needs of athletes and others who use the parks. The Parks Department also notes that their field management choices help to protect water quality in the Connecticut River. This case study provides detailed information on the number of hours played at three parks in Springfield: two large complexes and one single, full-sized soccer field. Communities wishing to estimate the number of playable hours on a soccer field can use Treetop Park, the full-sized soccer field, as the most relatable model of the three parks discussed here. Treetop Park is used for approximately 1,050 hours of practice, play, and informal activity annually.
Read the Case Study

Member Highlights for the Tennessee Green Star Partnership

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is a voluntary environmental leadership program facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The partnership recognizes Tennessee manufacturers that are committed to sustainability and that exhibit continuous improvement throughout their entire operation. Sharing successes, networking, and best management practices are just a few of the opportunities TGSP offers its members.  Below are member highlights:
3rd Annual Tennessee Green Star Partnership Review

On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles

Earn a Professional Education Certificate from George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science! 

Title:    On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles
Dates:    October 15, 2019, November 4, 2019, and November 11, 2019

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Self-Paced Videos Plus Live Webinars: Students watch twenty-three 30-minute videos organized into three modules. That is a 4-hour weekly commitment for three weeks or 12 hours in total.  Julian will also host three interactive webinars, one after each module, to answer student questions and address additional topics.  The webinars are scheduled for October 28th, Nov 4 and 11 from 1:15 to 2:45 PM ET and will be recorded for later viewing.

George Washington University Course Certificate: Issued to students completing a pass-fail final exam

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2019, late registration deadline: October 28th.

Cost: $350, group discounts available

Register for the Course

EPA's Proposed Changes to "Once In, Always In"

A policy established in 1995 by EPA determined that any facility subject to a major source standard under the Clean Air Act would always remain subject to the major source standards.  In June 2019, EPA proposed a rule that would withdraw the "once in, always in" policy, allowing a facility to be reclassified as an area source once its potential to emit hazardous air pollutants falls below threshold levels.  
Follow the Action

University of Washington's Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate Program

Title:    Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate Program
Dates:    September 23, 2019 - June 5, 2020

This 8-month online program teaches participants fundamental principles of green chemistry and frameworks for incorporating toxicity and human health into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making.

Register for the Course
Do you have a P2 success story to share?  To be included in the next newsletter, send us your story by Oct 31st.
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