Energy and waste workshop announced for MA teachers

Submitted by MA Dept of Education
2007-05-23 15:18:16

2) Massachusetts WasteWise Forum: To be held on Thursday, June 21st at Worcester State College in Worcester, Mass. ( . Topics include:
* Performing a greenhouse gas inventory and how to calculate
* Energy Star Program;
* College and University Energy Challenge;
* Instituting a corporate climate change initiative;
* Tour of Worcester State College's new "single stream" recycling
This Forum is open to current and prospective WasteWise members. Sponsors include: FCR Casella
Please RSVP no later than 6/19/07.
More details:
At this free half-day workshop, hosted by Worcester State College, learn how to perform a greenhouse gas inventory and calculate emissions, hear about the Energy Star Program, learn about a WasteWise member's experience in instituting a corporate-wide climate change initiative, and join a tour of the new Worcester State College "single stream" recycling program.
Massachusetts WasteWise Forums can help both current and prospective WasteWise members who want to learn about waste reduction and recycling initiatives. Any organization can join WasteWise: a business, municipality, or other government agency. MassDEP staff will be on hand to discuss the benefits of joining this free program. For additional information, see the EPA WasteWise Program home page.


8:00-9:00 Registration, Coffee & Muffins

9:00-9:30 Welcome & Introduction

MassDEP, Bureau of Waste Prevention Updates

Waste Ban Enforcement Initiative, Presented by: Greg Cooper, MassDEP

Updates from the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EOEEA)

Executive Order #484: "Leading By Example" - State Agency Clean Energy & Efficient Buildings
Presented by: Eric Friedman, EOEEA

9:30-10:00 Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)

Establishing a Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and "The Climate Registry"
Presented by: Dimitri Shanin, NESCAUM

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Waste Reduction Model (WARM) is a tool available to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas emissions reductions from waste management practices, including source reduction, recycling, composting, landfilling and combustion.
Presented by: Jennifer Brady, EPA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

College & University Energy Challenge!
Presented by: Cynthia Greene, US EPA New England

Energy Star
Presented by: EPA New England
11:30-12:00 WasteWise Member Case Study

Corporate Climate Change Initiative

12:00-12:30 Open Forum

Attendees will be able to ask questions and share experiences.

12:30-1:15 Lunch

Sponsored by: FCR Casella
1:15-2:15 Single Stream Recycling Presentation & Tour

Worcester State College recently implemented a "single stream" recycling collection program with FCR Casella in which, bottles, cans, paper and cardboard can be collected in one container! See the nuts and bolts behind this program and how your organization may benefit.
Presented by: Bob Daniels, Worcester State College, and Shaunna Schiller, FCR Casella

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