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 participating.
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 http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ecocomm.nsf/climate+change/sustainableconsumptionwebinars.
Other topics and dates in the series include:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org. These webinars are jointly provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 and the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum.