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Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention seeks presentations for 2018 Conference and Trade Show

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by

The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (http://www.in.gov/idem/ppp/2329.htm) invites submission of
presentation proposals for the 21st Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show on September
19, 2018 at The Marriott North Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme of the conference is Sustainability: Pollution Prevention is a Piece of the Puzzle.

The Annual Conference and Trade Show is attended by manufacturers, consultants, not‐for‐profits, government agencies, and vendors interested in promoting pollution prevention efforts in Indiana and beyond. Updated information about the 2018 Conference
will be available at http://www.in.gov/idem/ppp/2334.htm. Presentations from the 2017 conference can be
seen at http://www.in.gov/idem/ppp/2333.htm.

Topics of interest include:

  • wastewater management and success stories in pollution prevention/reduction via
    manufacturing efficiency;
  • green chemistry and engineering;
  • emerging technologies for waste reduction and treatment; and
  • resource conservation.

Presentations that discuss the intersection of sustainability and environmental stewardship with pollution prevention are also sought. Presentations that provide continuing education units (CEUs) for wastewater operator/apprentice, drinking water operator, legal, and professional engineer credits will be given highest consideration.

Submissions must be received by March 11, 2017.

Selection Criteria

Particular consideration will be given to presentations that discuss:

  • Pollution prevention, sustainability, and related concepts
  • Emerging innovations in pollution prevention
  • Success stories, new technologies, and best management practices
  • Economic analyses and life cycle assessments
  • Demonstrated protection of human health and the environment
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Updates on existing and emerging regulations and government programs and their implications

Please note the definition of pollution prevention used by the Partners: Pollution prevention (P2) means working at the source of pollutants to prevent them from being generated or to reduce the amount generated. It is using materials and energy more efficiently, and conserving natural resources, including water. It is following best management practices, and involving all employees in their implementation, to reduce and prevent pollution. Finally, P2 means also seeing the financial benefits of increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water or other resources.

Instructions for Submitting Proposals

You may submit more than one presentation idea. All submissions must be received by March 11, 2018.

For each proposed presentation, please submit the requested information to Steve Leeper via email
(stephen.leeper@evonik.com) or U.S. Mail to the address below:
Steve Leeper
Evonik Corporation Tippecanoe Laboratories
Mail Stop TL72
1650 Lilly Road
Lafayette, IN 47909‐9201

Presenter(s):
Name(s) of Author(s):
Title(s) of Author(s):
Organization(s):
Address(es):
Phone Number(s):
Fax Number(s):
Email(s):
Biography for each author (Limit: 125 words – per author):

  1. Presentation Title:
  2. Abstract (Limit: 200 words – to be printed in the conference materials and included on the conference web
    site, for accepted presentations):
  3. Intended Audience:
  4. Learning Objectives (i.e., knowledge and skills conveyed by your presentation):
  5. Previous presentation of this material, if any (When and Where):
  6. Audio Visual Needs (beyond microphones, screens, projectors, and laptop computers):
  7. Planned Duration (either 25 or 50 minutes, including time for questions and discussion):

All submitters will be notified of the decisions of the Executive Committee by mid‐April 2016.

The Executive Committee reserves the right to accept or reject presentations based on fit with the overall conference agenda. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee participation in the conference program.

For accepted presentations, a draft presentation MUST be submitted to the Partners by June 1, 2018. Draft presentations will be reviewed and comments provided to provide presenters with insight into the conference audience and to ensure that presentations are strategically focused.

Final presentations MUST be received (PowerPoint and/or pdf) to Partners by September 1, 2018.

Please address any questions to Steve Leeper (stephen.leeper@evonik.com; 765‐477‐4302). Backup contacts are Ben McKnight (bmcknight@electro‐spec.com; 317‐738‐9199 ext 935) and Jennifer Collins (jcollins1@idem.in.gov; 317‐234‐9730).

Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show and P2 and Risk Management Workshop, September 19-20, 2017

Monday, July 17th, 2017 by

The 20th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Palms Banquet and Conference Center in Plainfield, Indiana. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of Pollution Prevention in Indiana.”

For the twentieth year, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) are hosting a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics will range from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention (P2) can save facilities money.

This year’s conference features keynote speakers Mr. Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director of the Environmental Defense Fund and Mr. Sam George, managing partner for Rivergreen Water Recycling. Mr. Neltner was a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention and will share his perspective on the early days of the Partners for Pollution Prevention. Also a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention, Mr. George will share his thoughts, from a manufacturing perspective, on the founding and early history of the Partners for Pollution Prevention and how it’s changed over the last 20 years.

The Partners Conference will also feature two concurrent breakout sessions and a tradeshow of exhibitors displaying their products and services to promote P2.

Cost: $100 (early-bird, ends August 15); After August 15, $125.

Register for the conference.

Pre-conference workshop

Managing Risk Through Pollution Prevention will be held at The Palms on September 19. This one day workshop will lead to a better understanding of environmental risk management for businesses and how to reduce those risks with pollution prevention techniques. Although all medias will be covered, there will be an emphasis on wastewater treatment risks and mitigation. The day will combine lecture with hands on exercises to lead the group towards identification of specific practices they can undertake at their facilities to reduce risk.

Cost: $150

Register for the workshop.

 

Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable conference presentations now available

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by

Did you miss the Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Minneapolis last week? If so, you’ll want to check out the presentation slides and other resources, which are now available on the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable web site.

The conference featured Pollution Prevention 101 training, workshops on client engagement and materials substitution, and a hands-on technical tools session.

Registration now open for 2017 Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Minneapolis

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. The conference will be held in Minneapolis on May 2-4, 2017.

Sessions include:

  • Pollution Prevention 101 pre-conference training (half day)
  • Tour of Ecolab’s Schuman Campus in Eagan, MN (half day)
  • A full day of facilitated large and small group discussion centering on U.S. EPA’s National Emphasis areas.
  • Interactive workshops on engagement, and materials substitution
  • Hands-on training with a variety of online P2 tools.

For more information and to register, visit the conference web site.

REGISTER NOW for the Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by

The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention will be hosting the 17th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show next week. The event will take place at The Palms in Plainfield, Indiana on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT). With a growing interest in pollution prevention, the conferences have been extremely successful and beneficial for the companies and manufacturers that attend.  The conference will begin with a keynote speaker, followed by three breakout sessions and a trade show promoting P2-related products and services.

This year, the conference is honored to be hosting the presentation of the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. The Governor’s Awards recognize facilities and organizations in Indiana that have demonstrated their outstanding efforts for environmental preservation through the implementation of innovative strategies into their operations and decision making process.

Registration to be either a sponsor, an exhibitor, or an attendee at this event ends tonight, so register soon to ensure your spot! For more information about the conference, please visit the Partners for Pollution Prevention website.

 

Registration now open for the 2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by

2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference
Cleveland, OH
March 31-April 2, 2014
Register at http://www.glrppr.org/conference/register/index.cfm

Learn first-hand about the business case for green chemistry and how companies can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities to help them move forward in their sustainability efforts. Network with others who are interested in adopting green chemistry principles to advance economic development and a healthy environment in the Great Lakes region.

Join leaders from industry, academia, government, non-profits, U.S. EPA Region 5, and those involved in the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program in Cleveland, OH from March 31-April 3, 2014. Conference events include:

  • Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable meeting (afternoon of March 31)
    • Meeting cost $15 to pay for food during mid-afternoon break
  • Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference (April 1-2)
  • GreenScreen Training Workshop (April 3)
    • Cost: $150 ($95 for government agencies, NGOs, and educators)

See the conference web site for more information and to register.

2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference Call for Papers and Presentations

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by

March 31-April 3, 2014
Wyndham Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

The purpose of this conference is to show how innovations in green chemistry drive advances in business, academia, policy, and human health protection in the Great Lakes region, and how integration and collaboration of these areas are crucial for success.

The conference will include keynotes, plenary sessions, panel sessions, breakout sessions, and a poster networking exchange. Submissions should specify a desire for inclusion as either a presentation or a poster.This year, a poster networking exchange session will be offered to enable interactive discussions for research and implementation strategies related to green chemistry. We are inviting posters from anyone involved in research, safer formulations, new product development and implementation, decision-making tools, or technical assistance. Ideally, posters will make a connection between green chemistry expertise and business needs in product development in safer chemistry. Student involvement is encouraged and entries from students are welcome.

The following general topic areas are being proposed for the conference and the final agenda will be chosen, in part, from the areas represented by the topics submitted:

Business and Green Chemistry

  • Efforts that drive green chemistry innovations
  • Case studies describing economic and environmental achievements in green chemistry innovation
  • Market challenges holding back economic and environmental success
  • Ways companies have made the business case for green chemistry
  • Supply chain integration of safer chemistry strategies
  • Issues with green chemistry start-up companies

Collaboration

  • Building bridges between business and academia
  • Public/private partnerships for safer chemistry

Resources and Tools

  • Decision-making tools to help guide businesses
  • Alternatives assessments

Chemicals Policy

  • Role of government, policy, and regulations
  • State policy progression and advancements
  • How government regulation drives innovation in green chemistry

Research and Education

  • Research and technology in safer chemistry
  • Green chemistry education
  • Research efforts leading to practical implementation

State of the Great Lakes

  • GLRI grantees panel
  • Great Lakes emerging chemicals of concern (to human health and the environment)
  • Safer Chemistry Challenge Program

Live Streaming Webinars on Green Chemistry from the Great Lakes Conference November 13 and November 14

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by

The use of Green Chemistry and Engineering in the market strategies of businesses throughout the Great Lakes region is growing as companies look for ways to meet consumer demand for products and processes that are more sustainable. Learn more about the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference at http://www.glrppr.org/conference/. The conference agenda is available at  http://www.glrppr.org/conference/agenda.cfm.

Participate in the conference by webinar November 13 and 14. Register for webinars by following Web Links for each session.

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference – Webinar 1
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM CST

  • Welcome – Jeff Burke, NPPR
  • Welcome from EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman
  • Morning Keynote – Paul Anastas, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University

Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/115563337

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference – Webinar 2
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Panel 1: The Business Case for Green Chemistry and Engineering
This panel will have speakers from companies who have successfully used the framework of green chemistry and who will talk about why they do this and what the benefits for their businesses have been.
Moderator: David Foulkes, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Panelists: Leah Boyd, Washing Systems, LLC; Dorie Yontz, Segetis; Andy Corr, Elevance, LLC

Panel 2: The Business Case for Green Chemistry and Engineering II – Public Private Partnerships
This panel will focus on presenters who are involved in successful public private partnerships, and how they are helping move green chemistry innovations from the lab to the market.
Moderator: Chris Affeldt, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Panelists: Rui Resendes, GreenCentre Canada; Randy Olinger, Lakeshore Advantage, Michigan State University; Libby Sommer, US EPA Design for the Environment
Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/433489032

There’s still time to register for Catching the Wave – Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference & GreenScreenTM for Safer Chemicals Training
November 13-15, 2012
Hyatt Regency, Chicago IL
Register at http://www.glrppr.org/conference/registration.cfm

November 13 – 14: Catching the Wave – Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region

  • Learn first-hand about the business case for Green Chemistry and Engineering and how companies can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities to help them move forward in their own effort to promote sustainability
  • Hear from businesses who have successfully used the framework of green chemistry who will talk about what the benefits for their businesses have been
  • Are public-private partnerships the wave of the future? Hear from the leaders who are building these partnerships today
  • Take advantage of working sessions to identify technical assistance needs and develop resources to promote Green Chemistry in the Great Lakes region. See the Agenda.

November 15: GreenScreenTM for Safer Chemicals Training (space is limited)

Register early for this in-depth experiential training on how to use the GreenScreenTM for Safer Chemicals, a comparative chemical screening method developed by Clean Production Action to help move our society toward the use of greener and safer chemicals. This workshop is intended to educate designers and decision-makers on how to implement the GreenScreenTM to compare and select safer chemicals for use in products and manufacturing processes. See the Agenda.

Save the Date: Catching the Wave: Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 by

Date: November 13 – 15, 2012
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago Chicago, IL
Who should attend: Business and industry; State and local government agencies interested in pollution prevention; Not-for-profits; Academia; and Labor organizations.

Registration information is forthcoming.

Join leaders from industry, academia, government, non-profits, U.S. EPA Region 5, and those involved in the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program for one or both of these exciting events:

November 13 – 14: Catching the Wave – Green Chemistry and Economic Development in the Great Lakes Region
Learn first-hand about the business case for Green Chemistry and Engineering and how companies can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities to help them move forward in their own effort to promote sustainability. The first day will feature panel presentations with speakers from Great Lakes companies who have found success in integrating the principles of Green Chemistry and Engineering into their business plans. Speakers will also discuss public – private partnerships and the roles that NGOs and government can play to support these efforts. The second day will feature working sessions to identify technical assistance needs and developing a framework for technical assistance resources in the Great Lakes region.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Terry Collins, Institute for Green Science at Carnegie-Mellon University will speak on green chemistry.
  • Dr. Julie Zimmerman, Yale University Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering will speak on green engineering.

For more information please contact: glgreenchemistry@gmail.com

November 15: GreenScreen Training (space is limited)
Register early for this in-depth experiential training on how to use the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives.

For more information, please contact greenscreen@cleanproduction.org.