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EPA Region 10 Webinar: Materials Management Through Sustainable Consumption

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  • Hilary Nixon
    Join the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum s for its first fall webinar. Below is sign-up information for the Materials Management through
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2012
      Join the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum's for its
      first fall webinar. Below is sign-up information for the "Materials
      Management through Sustainable Consumption" series. You'll also be
      seeing more Forum webinar opportunities soon which will include a
      series covering the basics of lifecycle assessment (LCA). We'll also
      be offering additional webinars on Forum products including like a
      community waste prevention pilot toolkit and materials management
      research summaries. In the meantime, please take advantage of the
      upcoming series!

      Sign up now: Free EPA Webinar Series "Materials Management through
      Sustainable Consumption" - Starts Wednesday, October 10, 9:30am. PT,
      12:30 ET
      Bay Area planners and policymakers may be interested in this free webinar.

      Did you know that over 40 percent of the GHG emissions in the U.S. can
      be attributed to the life-cycle impacts associated with the
      manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of the goods and
      food we consume? Are you interested in identifying strategies for
      creating more sustainable patterns of consumption? If so, please join
      us for EPA’s Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption
      Webinar Series starting on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 9:30am
      PT/12:30pm PT! Participation is free so sign up! To register for the
      series, click here https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469476793.
      Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in

      EPA's Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar
      Series is designed to provide examples of communities around the US
      and internationally that are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
      and creating more sustainable patterns of consumption. This webinar
      series focuses on helping regulators and environmental management
      experts share information about existing research, programs and
      practices. It also shares perspectives from citizens and businesses.
      This information supports communities seeking to reduce their GHG
      emissions, wastes and other environmental impacts through a focus on
      sustainable consumption, including source reduction. Source
      reduction minimizes the quantity and toxicity of materials that later
      need to be disposed of, and is identified under the federal Resource
      Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as a key strategy for achieving
      our long-term environmental goals. Source reduction also helps to
      reduce GHG emissions, which are regulated pollutants under the Clean
      Air Act. This series is in follow-up to last year's Consumption and
      the Environment Webinar Series. For our webinars we invite guest
      speakers to share their views on sustainable consumption to get
      participants thinking and talking about new strategies for achieving
      our environmental goals. Please note the opinions, ideas or data
      presented by non-EPA speakers in this series do not represent EPA
      policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.

      In October, we will kick off the series discussing the key challenges
      and opportunities for sustainable consumption, nationally and
      internationally. Speakers David Allaway, Oregon Department of
      Environmental Quality and Duke Castle, Natural Step and Castle Group
      will will explore the barriers to sustainable consumption and the
      multiple links between climate change and economic growth. For more
      information and specific session descriptions, please visit EPA’s
      website through the following link

      Other topics and dates in the series include:
      Date Topic
      Kick off: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Why Sustainable Consumption:
      Opportunities and Barriers
      Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Why Sustainable Consumption Part 2: The
      business case for Sustainable Consumption
      Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Public Attitudes regarding Sustainable Consumption
      Tuesday, January 8, 2012 Measuring the Impacts of Consumption: Case
      studies from Communities
      Tuesday, February 12, 2013 International Perspectives from community
      leaders on Sustainable Consumption
      Tuesday, March 12, 2013 US Policies that encourage Sustainable Consumption
      Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Changing Choices: Choosing to Consume Sustainably
      Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Sustainable Consumption Campaigns: Examples
      from US Communities
      Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Government Purchasing for Climate Protection
      Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Strategic planning and Sustainable Consumption

      To register for the series, click here
      https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469476793. You only need to
      register once for the entire series. For more information, please
      contact Viccy Salazar at salazar.viccy@.... These webinars are
      jointly provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
      and the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum.

      Shannon Davis
      U.S. EPA Region IX (WST-1)
      75 Hawthorne St.
      San Francisco, CA 94105
      SF: 415-972-3440

      Hilary Nixon, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor
      Associate Chair and Graduate Advisor
      Department of Urban & Regional Planning
      One Washington Square (WSQ 218A)
      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA 95192-0185
      408.924.5872 (fax)
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