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August 8, 2017, 1:00P.M CST

EnergyStar Webinar: What you should know about financing energy efficiency ugrades
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Watch EnergyStar Webinars

What You Should know About Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Learn how public sector organizations are improving energy efficiency with innovative solutions to financial barriers. Attendees will learn about financing projects in the public and private sectors, the basics of performance contracting, and how EPA’s tools and resources can help you make the decision to improve your facilities now or later.

Register here

Aug

August 8, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Eden Prairie, MN

Road Salt best Practices Training, Level 2
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe. The outline for training includes topics such as:
  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Michelle Jordan at mjordan@rpbcwd.org to register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

 

Aug

August 9, 2017, 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Starkey Hearing Technologies

Manufacturers Alliance Seminar: Gemba Walks
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Behaviors help or hinder your lean journey, Gemba Walks are a great way to ensure they help! Gemba Walks help leaders recognize issues on the floor, understand the context of problems, and provide day-to-day coaching. Learn from experienced peers during our presentations, Q&A, and networking - what has worked and what hasn’t so you can effectively develop your own Gemba Walks.

Presented by Nor-Lake, Inc., Robert St. Louis, and Wabash National

Co-Sponsored by CorTalent

Register

Aug

August 15, 2017, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Grand Rapids, MN

CLEAN AIR COLLABORATIVE
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Minnesota’s air quality has significant economic and community development impacts. While our state is fortunate enough to have generally good air quality, and we’ve made a lot of progress, more than 75% of emissions come from smaller, more dispersed sources. In other words, vehicles, small businesses, and pollution that comes from daily living such as wood burning have the greatest potential for emissions reductions. 

This half-day event will explore new opportunities for emission reductions and project funding in northern Minnesota. This convening will highlight current and potential regional air quality improvement work beyond regulatory action on large, industrial sources. 

This gathering will:

  • Share information about the economic, health, and environmental impacts of Minnesota’s air
    quality issues, focusing on northern Minnesota
  • Share voluntary strategies and initiatives to reduce air pollution
  • Engage and motivate partners to participate in regional air quality efforts
  • Identify opportunities and priorities for voluntary emission reductions

For questions about the program, contact Mikey Weitekamp at 612-584-2827.

Let us know you're coming or share your questions by using #CleanAirMN on Twitter. You can also follow us at @EnvInitiative

- Register

Aug

August 22, 2017, 1:00-5:00 PM, McNamara Alumni Center

2017 MnTAP Intern Symposium
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Intern Symposium

This year's MnTAP Intern Symposium features 17 projects at companies around the state. The interns will highlight the opportunities they have identified for saving water, energy, and waste during their 3-month internships. Six water conservation projects will be summarized in one of three rooms. Each presentation is 15 minutes with five minutes for questions. A poster session will also allow attendees time to learn more about each project. Join them on August 22nd at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota.

If you have any questions or need more information contact Nathan Landwehr, MnTAP's Intern Program Administrator, at 612-624-4697 or landwehr@umn.edu.

Register for the event

2017 Intern Symposium Program

Location:
University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Aug

August 24 - September 4, 2017, 9:00A.M - 9:00P.M daily

Eco Experience Minnesota State Fair
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Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Progress Center, on the north side of Randall Avenue at Cosgrove Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Hosted by: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Commerce

This one-of-a-kind educational exhibit is presented by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The information and activities are supported by dozens of local organizations. If you are looking for the products and organizations you saw at Eco Experience, visit EcoExperience.org.

Check back in the summer for a sampling of the new exhibits which will highlight the latest in easy, everyday reduce-reuse-recycle how-tos, healthy cooking, innovations in green technology and transportation, and other compelling topics on environmentally focused living.

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Aug

August 30, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Blaine, MN

Road Salt best Practices Training, Level 2
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Dawn Doering at ddoering@cooncreekwd.org to register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

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