Sustainability Film Series – Irvine Valley College – Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7PM

The Irvine Valley College Sustainability & Resource Management Program presents a 2-Part Film Series with Panel Discussions Business, government, and community experts join us to share a local perspective. Film 2:  Dive! When:   May 10, 7:00 pm Where: Irvine Valley College Room: BSTIC 104 5500 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618 Panel:   Danielle Aslam, CalRecycle Robert Flournoy, Loaves & Fishes Dan Manassero, Manassero Farms Register for FREE Admission: http://ivczerowaste.eventbrite.com <http://ivczerowaste.eventbrite.com/>...

“A World We Can Change” conference on March 13

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) invites your students and you to attend  “A World We Can Change” conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Long Beach Convention Center. SCAQMD’s goal is to reach approximately 8,000 students to educate, inspire and engage our youth in air quality and environmental issues. To this end, SCAQMD is partnering with major environmental education organizations such as the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) and Global Inheritance. ACE will be presenting their awarding winning assembly to educate conference goers on climate science and what each individual can do to make a positive difference in our environment. The Expo Hall will be like no other, featuring hands-on and interactive exhibits, state-of-the-art technology displays, and information on educational, volunteer, and career opportunities. In one exhibit, students will have the opportunity to learn firsthand from Global Inheritance about energy and sustainability issues as they power a live DJ booth by riding stationary bicycles. For more conference information:...

OCSC Announces Fall Leadership Dialogue “Sustainability’s Business Proposition: Making Money by Doing Good”

The Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC) has finalized the schedule for its Fall Leadership Dialogue Event, “Sustainability’s Business Proposition:  Making Money by Doing Good.”  The panel discussion and facilitated discussion afterward will be held October 19, 2012, in the Multi-Purpose Building at Sweet Shade Neighborhood Park, 15 Sweet Shade, Irvine, CA 92696, from 2 to 5 pm.   Check in will start at 1:30 pm. The event will explore sustainability’s business proposition in depth and provide attendees opportunities to consider practical applications of sustainability principles and practices within their organizations.   It is intended for sustainability leaders from industry, academia, public agencies and non-governmental organizations and others interested in promoting more sustainable business practices.  For more detail on information planned to appeal to each of these groups, please visit the event webpage at www.ocsustainability.org/events. The presentation portion will explore the five elements of corporate environmental sustainability and their interrelationships: Systematic program management Regulatory and industry-standards compliance Cost-and-risk-reducing efficiencies throughout the entire lifecycles of value systems Revenue-stream enhancement through green-attribute products and services, and Competitive advantages through greenwash-free corporate transparency. Panelists will include: Mr. William Borges, panel discussion moderator, Interim Chairman of the Board at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative and Former Principal  Environmental Scientist at Midwest Research Institute Ms. Constanze Duke, Manager of Environment, Health, Safety + Sustainability at Bausch + Lomb and Director of the Orange County Group at the International  Society of Sustainability Professionals Mrs. Teresa Nersesyan, Board Member at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative , Principal at Tradeface Consulting LLC, and former Vice President of Global Logistics and Trade Compliance at Pacific Sunwear, Ms. Lauren Gropper, Founder and...

Introduction to Stormwater Management: Keeping up with Compliance

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CSUF Garden Grove Center (12901 Euclid Street, Garden Grove) State and local programs regulating municipal and industrial stormwater discharges are constantly changing. Professionals involved with monitoring, implementing, or reporting on best management practices must be able to understand and support regulations aimed at controlling stormwater runoff. This one-day class will provide an overview of the history and development of stormwater programs and review current regulations and reporting requirements. Participants will also learn steps required to meet Municipal Stormwater Permit (NPDES) obligations and identify funding opportunities. Cost: $150. Register online today. For more information contact Kim Tang, ktang@fullerton.edu, 657-278-8664 or go to: http://www.csufextension.org/stormwater/...