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Environmental Sustainability

Webinars

Past Webinars

Composting/Food Deserts 11/13/2012
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Integrated Pest Management Program 3/12/2013
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HHS Green Champion: Data Center Upgrades 5/14/2013
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Sustainability Hero - USPS Lean Green Team 7/9/2013
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Energy and Sustainability Audits 9/10/2013
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Bemidji Community Projects 10/8/2013
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CDC's "Don't Mess with Mercury"
12/3/2013
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Mid-Atlantic Reverse Osmosis Team
1/14/2014
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Being More Sustainable, One Video Teleconference at a Time
2/18/2014
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IHS-Sponsored Webinars

IHS sponsors a Sustainability Webinar Series that highlights various sustainability topics that are relevant throughout the agency.

Purpose:
  1. Generate a forum to discuss and gain insight into sustainable innovations.
  2. Encourage sharing of best practices through inter- and intra-agency collaboration.
  3. Give insight into the broad spectrum of sustainability issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce attendee to achievable best practices
  2. Give attendee understanding of sustainable practices, as it applies to their work
  3. Demonstrate how to implement sustainable practices
  4. Demonstrate community collaboration and the impact of sustainable efforts
  5. Provide examples of initiatives that display the full spectrum of sustainability efforts


Webinars are separated into two categories, IHS Webinars and Non-IHS Webinars.

IHS Upcoming Webinars

Doesn't Need Shred? Recycle Instead! Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
March 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Presenter: Katana Jackson
Description: Ms. Jackson, an Honorable Mention for the 2012 Green Champions - Environmental Stewardship, will provide details on the paper recycling program that she developed for the Kyle Health Center. Living in rural South Dakota makes recycling difficult, but with Ms. Jackson's attentiveness and environmental commitment, the Kyle Health Center has been able to significantly increase their paper recycling. She will talk about the success of her program implementation, the reduction of their environmental impact, and recommendations for successful recycling programs in rural locations.
"Did you knows" from epa.gov
  • in 2011 nearly 46 million tons of paper and paperboard was recycled
  • US uses about 70 million tons of paper and paperboard a year
  • Products that can be made from recycled paper: masking tape, paper money, dust masks, hospital gowns, coffee filters, lamp shades, egg cartons

Healthy Earth, Healthy Kids: The Circle of Sustainability
April 29, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Presenter: Dawnita Brown
Description: Healthy Kid's Day was recognized as a winner of the 2012 HHS Green Champion Awards. The mission of the CMS' Healthy Kid's Day and Farmer's Market is to support the HHS "Go Green, Get Healthy" sustainability and federal healthy food initiatives. These initiatives place a high priority on using vendors and locally grown foods, encourage a culture of wellness, and improve options for healthy food in the workplace. The Healthy Kid's Day event educates children on wellness, food safety, and the environmental impact reductions that are a result of eating local and healthy. During this presentation, Ms. Brown will highlight:
  • Lower carbon emissions as a result of reduced travel from eating locally;
  • Lower GHG emissions as a result of less/no food packaging
  • Positive impacts that help maintain local farmland and green space.
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Non - IHS Upcoming Webinars

From Zero to Impact Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
April 2, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Go behind the scenes of TD Bank's environmental employee engagement program with its Head of Environmental Affairs, Diana Glassman, diving deep into the design and implementation of their pilot. Join us to learn what it takes to launch an environmental employee engagement program from zero to widespread impact… and how you can apply TD Bank's lessons.

Construction and Demolition C&D Waste Recycling Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
This day-long training provides the skills to develop, manage, monitor, document, and promote a successful recycling program for construction and demolition debris. Participants receive a three year Accreditation in Construction Waste Recycling and training to obtain LEED construction waste management points.
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