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MAY

May 2 - 4, 2017

Triple regional p2 Roundtable
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Why Attend?
Researching on the internet only takes you so far. Meeting in person and talking with other professionals lead to connections and insights that you might not otherwise gain. Serendipitous discoveries made in face-to-face encounters lead to innovation. You will leave with new ideas, connections, and tools to move your projects forward.

Who should attend

  • Technical assistance programs (TAPs), tribal environmental representatives, and others working in the sustainability field attend both full conference days for training, new program ideas, and to learn new skills.
  • Those new to pollution prevention/source reduction concepts attend the P2 101 Preconference workshop, as well as both full conference days.

Location:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

More Information and Register HERE

 

May

May 3, 2017, 8:00A.M - 2:30P.M

Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know ACT (EPCRA) Seminar
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This seminar will cover reporting required by all sections of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), including the Toxic Release Inventory and EPCRA and CERCLA release reporting and compliance. In addition, an overview of the Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention (P2) Act requirements for P2 Planning and the P2 Progress Reports will be provided.

Contact Information:
Steve Tomlyanovich: (651) 201-7417
steve.tomlyanovich@state.mn.us

Location:
New Brighton Public Safety Center
85 Old Hwy. 8
New Brighton, MN

Registration: Deadline is April 25, 2017

More information HERE

May

May 3, 2017, 5:30P.M - 8:00P.M

The Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum Invites You To: The Journey to Non-BPA Technology for the Food Packaging Industry
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely-used compound that has received much attention recently for its potential to disrupt human health. Among many other products, BPA has been used in the linings of food and beverage cans and bottle lids. Leading companies in those industries have been searching for safer alternatives to BPA-based linings for years. Come hear the story of how a Minnesota company - Valspar - tackled this challenge in a unique way.

Location:
Towle Building
330 2nd Ave
South Minneapolis, MN

More information HERE

Register Here

May

May 10, 2017, 7:00A.M - 8:30 AM CST

Positively Electric: Embracing clean electricity to power more of our economy
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With Minnesota’s electricity mix becoming cleaner and less expensive – and oil and gas becoming dirtier, riskier and more costly – is it time to transition to a more electric economy? Fresh Energy thinks the answer is a resounding yes. We think it’s time to start putting electricity from the wind, the sun, and other local clean power sources into more of Minnesota’s economy. Hear from Stanford University’s Joseph Stagner about the university’s dramatic and award winning shift from fossil fuels to renewable electricity for Stanford’s entire Palo Alto campus, and Great River Energy’s Will Kaul on how they are already demonstrating the value of wind-powered electric cars and water heaters. Together, we will imagine a future where our buildings, transportation, and the vast majority of our economy is run entirely off of clean energy and discuss how to start getting there. You’ll be electrified by this forward-thinking conversation about what is possible!

Location:
 
Town and Country Club
300 N Mississippi River Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Cost: $30 Fresh Energy members/Government employees/Students, $45 General admission

More information HERE

Register HERE

May

May 16, 2017, 6:00P.M - 8:00P.M

Dialogue with Minnesota Leaders: climate change and public health
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Featured Speakers: Comissioner Ed Ehlinger
Minnesota Department of Health

Nico Pronk
President of HealthPartners Institute & Chief Science Officer at HealthPartners

Contact Information:
Steve Tomlyanovich: (651) 201-7417
steve.tomlyanovich@state.mn.us

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center

Register HERE

More Information HERE

May

May 17, 2017, 8:00A.M - 2:30P.M

Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know ACT (EPCRA) Seminar
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This seminar will cover reporting required by all sections of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), including the Toxic Release Inventory and EPCRA and CERCLA release reporting and compliance. In addition, an overview of the Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention (P2) Act requirements for P2 Planning and the P2 Progress Reports will be provided.

Contact Information:
Steve Tomlyanovich: (651) 201-7417
steve.tomlyanovich@state.mn.us

Location:
New Brighton Public Safety Center
85 Old Hwy. 8
New Brighton, MN

Registration: Deadline is May 9, 2017

More information HERE

May

May 22-24, 2017

2017 Midwest Solar Expo Conference and Exhibition
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The 2017 Midwest Solar Expo returns to Minneapolis for its 4th annual conference, exhibition and Smart Energy Symposium. Join us as we continue the dialogue on Midwest solar, gain insights from industry experts, receive hands-on product training and network with 450+ solar industry leaders from across the country. Leave with the tools to expand your business in the growing Midwest solar market.

Location:
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot -- in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

Register HERE

More Information HERE

May

May 25, 2017, 5:00P.M - 9:00P.M

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE AWARDS
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Each year Environmental Initiative honors innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership. New this year, we’ll also honor three individuals for their impact in our community. We are pleased to announce the winners for the 25th Anniversary Environmental Initiative Awards.

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 25, 2017 for an inspiring night of networking and celebration with over 450 of Minnesota’s environmental leaders. The evening includes a reception, formal dinner, and awards program to honor the seven award recipients.

Registration and More Information HERE
Individual tickets and tables seating eight are available now through Friday, May 12

 

 

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