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August is Back to School Safety Month 

Download: The Ultimate Guide to RFPs for EHS Solutions 8/22/2020

Case Study: How to Monetize Your Energy Assets - U Mass Boston 8/18/2020

Washington University - St. Louis receives EPA Pollution Prevention Award 8/11/2020

Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative for Energy Star

New Beryllium Standard effective September 14, 2020

See Campus Efficiency Posters from NACUBO's 50th Annual meeting discussing sustainability processes at Texas A&M, UMass-Lowell, Boston University and Washington University 

COVID-19

EPA Proposes New Clearance Standards for Lead 6/17/2020

Green Chemistry Challenge Winners Announced, including University of Michigan 6/16/2020

Florida International University and UCLA win first place in Campus RainWorks Challenge 4/29/2020 

Keene State College wins Food Recovery Challenge Award 4/23/2020

Central Michigan University wins WasteWise Award 4/20/2020

Dickinson College Becomes First in Pennsylvania to Achieve Carbon Neutrality 4/13/20

OSHA cites 3 employers including University after employee sustains steam burns 4/3/2020

Northwestern University wins EnergyStar Award 4/1/2020

President's Award for Environmental Innovation for Environmental Educators - Winners Announced

President's Environmental Youth Award - Winners Announced

EPA Awards Grants to College Students 2/20/20 

EPA awards grant to Michigan State Students for 100% Recyclable Water- and Oil- Resistant Paper 2/20/20

EPA awards grant to University of Cincinnati Students for PFAS Treatment with Sawdust 2/20/20

EPA awards grants to students at UC Berkeley and Riverside to develop technologies to remove arsenic from water and for making construction materials out of wheat straw 2/19/20

University of New Mexico develops sidewalks from sustainable materials 2/19/20

5 Universities Test Waste Auditing Technology 2/14/20

Rethinking Waste Management at Large Sporting Events 2/10/20

USDOL orders Michigan School district to reinstate and pay back wages to employee terminated for warning of unsafe conditions. 1/30/2020 

New Navigable Waters Protection Rule issued 1/23/2020 

Colorado College Achieves Carbon Neutrality (Environment+Energy Leader) 1/22/2020

Environment America publishes top 2020 state legislative priorities 1/7/2020 

EPA publishes Excess Food Opportunities site to help reduce the fact that food waste is the single largest component of the trash, equaling 133 billion pounds of food annually!

EPA celebrates America Recycles Week at UMass Dartmouth 11/13/19

Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2019

Managing Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses 11/28/19

Methylene Chloride no longer permitted to be sold as paint remover 11/22/19

Children and the Environment (EPA site) updated for environmental health indicators 10/29/19

Green Power Partnership lists top Colleges & Universities updated October 21, 2019

Stanford University: Developing Talent for Smart Buildings

Managing Asthma in the School Environment. 9/22/19

Waters of the United States" Rule repealed. 9/12/19

University of Illinois to expand Solar Farms. 9/12/2019

Removing meat from campus menu results in savings and reduced emissions for Univ. Cambridge. 9/12/19

EPA researchers determine 3-D printer emissions may pose health risks. 9/10/19

CU Boulder replaces plastic cups with recyclable aluminum at stadiums. 9/6/19

Two companies face over $687K in penalties after employees exposed to fall hazards. 8/8/19

EPA lowers clearance levels for Lead Dust. 6/21/2019

University of Louisville researches the manufacture of thin solar panels by repurposing printing presses. 

EPA strengthens Asbestos Regulations to Close Loophole and Protect Consumers.

Environment America publishes new report indicating 100% renewable energy from 40 colleges and universities. Download it here. 4/19

Updated Information on State IAQ Laws and Policies now available from the Environmental Law Institute.

Study Shows Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Higher Cholesterol Levels. Science journal study.

Contests, Challenges & Grants

Energy Star - Higher Education Initiative - Deadline to Submit Benchmarking - September 15, 2020

Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants - application due September 15, 2020

Apply for grant - Outreach on Support Pesticide Use - due September 16, 2020

2020 Energy and Environment Awards - Nominations open until September 30, 2020

Green Chemistry Challenge Award - Nominations due December 4, 2020

Upcoming Webinars

Watch Video on New Lead and Copper Rule

August 31:  Drinking Water Workshop:  Small System Challenges and Solutions

September 1-3: Virtual EPA Drinking Water Workshop

September 23:  EPA Green Chemistry Challenge

Other online training resources: Safety in the Trades, EHS

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More Webinars

EcoAmerica's Webcast Series 

Better Buildings Initiatives from the U.S. Dept. of Energy

Small Water Systems Webinar Series from the U.S. EPA

Second Nature Webinars Business & Energy Topics

Indoor Air Quality from the U.S. EPA

Integrated Pest Management from the U.S. EPA

Tools and Resources Webinar Series from the U.S. EPA

Sustainable Materials Management Webinars from the U.S. EPA

SafeX (various Environmental Health and Safety Topics)

 

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