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The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin 

BERLIN,  Germany, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR ENVIRONMENT NEWS/ — The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin. The overall winner of €5,000 was a team from ISA Lille in France with their idea for using satellite data to pair the issues of managing nitrogen levels together with solving soil compaction, and using cover crops to address this in an environmentally sensitive way. The €4,000 Special Africa Prize went to “Shamballite” a team from Kenya with their innovative and well-documented idea for a mobile and satellite-based Farming Information System.

They beat stiff competition from 76 other young people across 13 European and 8 African countries. Judges selected seven teams from Europe to take forward to the final ‘live’ judging round, and another three from Africa, who made their presentations by video-link. Portugal was successful in getting two teams through to the final round, and other finalists were from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Italy. For the Special Africa prize, it was Kenya that was particularly successful – providing two out of the three finalists, with the third coming from Morocco.

The €3,000 Second Prize and €1,000 Third Prize went to Czech Republic and Italy respectively. Farming by Satellite Prize is an initiative of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA). It is sponsored by CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of agricultural engineering equipment, and crop protection experts Bayer CropScience.

Reviewing the winning entries this year, GSA judge Reinhard Blasi said: “The judges were particularly impressed with the high quality and professionalism that has evolved over time, especially for the African participants. It was this and the holistic approach focussing on a real challenge for Kenya´s farmers that helped “Shamballite to win first place. The idea sends simple mobile messages to support farmers with decision-making by closing specific information gaps.“

Commenting on the environmental aspect of entries, Hans Dufourmont of EEA added: “It has been remarkable to see how the Copernicus’ European Union open data policy becomes a real game changer that boosts the uptake of satellite imagery for improving the environmental aspects of farming practices: we have seen plenty of proposals taking advantage of the free access to Sentinel satellite data.

Said Christian Radons of CLAAS: “As agriculture becomes more knowledge intensive, our role extends beyond machinery design and manufacture to use science, innovation and technology to make a difference across the whole value chain. We really want to encourage tomorrow’s innovators to apply their talents to the agriculture sector, which is why we have supported the Farming by Satellite Prize since the first edition in 2012. With each edition of the Prize, we notice the submissions improving in quality and applicability. This is a great signal for the future of farming and food production.”

Commented Alex Melnitchouck of Bayer CropScience: “Today’s farmers have a lot of knowledge at their fingertips, helped by the spread of mobile communications. Combine this with the latest seed varieties, detailed weather data and crop analysis tools, and they have a better chance to increase production and cope with climate change. There is a real opportunity to help farmers with decision-making and use advanced technology in simple ways to manage their businesses better, and to lower costs. The Farming by Satellite Prize is a way of raising awareness of these opportunities and tapping into the talents of young people to make them happen.”

The last words go to the winners who said: “We are so excited to have been selected as winners; it has been a great experience, and we hope to see our idea become reality.”

Entrants must be under the age of 32 and can take part as individuals or as a team. They can submit case studies of trials, or new ideas and innovations, particularly those relying upon European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the forthcoming GALILEO system and COPERNICUS (the European Earth Observation Programme).

For more information visit: www.farmingbysatellite.eu or contact organiser Andrea King at andrea.king@askhelios.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Indianapolis To Be Site Of Premier Green Building And Sustainability Conference In May 2012

The Indiana Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) is host for the 9th annual ‘Greening the Heartland’ Regional Conference (GTH2012) at the Indianapolis Convention Center from May 16th to 18th of this year. Over 1200 attendees from the 12 state Heartland Region are expected. Building industry professionals, business community leaders, nonprofit organizations, educators and students will be arriving in Indianapolis to collaborate on green building and sustainable growth. With a comprehensive format including keynote and break out education sessions, a large exhibit hall, along with various networking events, the 3 day program is anticipated to be one of the largest assemblies of green-minded professionals and citizens ever held in Indiana.

This year’s theme for GTH2012 Building Community is intended to emphasize the diversity of people, businesses, and municipalities coming together to share vision and solutions for sustainable Heartland communities in which to work, play, learn and live. The GTH2012 programming focus specifically explores the interdependent elements of true community sustainability as characterized by the conference tagline: watts, water, waste and wheels. “Whereas green building projects are ideal components of sustainable community design, their ultimate advantage relies on addressing critical pathways and infrastructure for clean energy, clean water, a sustainable means of arrival, and the efficient use of material resources while minimizing waste. GTH2012 attendees will gain a greater understanding of these concepts and similar environmental and economic trends of the maturing 21st century” said Mac Williams, Conference Co-Chair and Indiana Chapter Board member. The theme reflects bringing people together to share visions and solutions for sustainable communities in which we work, play, learn and live.

The conference brings nationally renowned keynote speakers Charles Fishman, journalist and author of ‘The Big Thirst’ and Jeremy Rifkin, economist/futurist and author of ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’. A final keynote presentation will feature the new Wishard/Eskenazi Health hospital project in Indianapolis now pursuing LEED® Silver certification making it one of the greenest hospital facilities in the nation. Multi track educational sessions featuring more than forty additional speakers offer continuing education units for interested professionals. USGBC Indiana is especially excited to hold this conference in downtown Indianapolis following the urban success story of SB2012. Plans are underway to feature some of the greening efforts of that event including the design of the SB Village and legacy projects. In addition, tour access and information will be presented on key LEED® certified buildings within Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.greeningtheheartland.org or email at info@greeningtheheartland.org.

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Greenie Speed Dating Event Hosted by OC Green Market Saturday, February 11 at Irvine Valley College

OC Green Market, a division of Healthy Bargains, LLC, has announced it will host a Greenie Speed Dating event on Saturday, February 11, two days before Valentine’s Day, from 12-2 pm at Irvine Valley College. Each participant will meet 7 men or women with each conversation lasting 5 minutes. After the event participants will receive their matches through email.

“This is a great event to meet other people that care about the environment, work in the environmental field or live a green lifestyle like you do. And because it’s held outdoors in the middle of the day, the atmosphere is more casual than an evening event and you don’t have to get all dressed up! says organizer Rana Sabeh.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at http://ocgreenmarketdating-auto.eventbrite.com/.

Green Saturdays @ OC Green Market is open once a month every Second Saturday from 9am – 2pm at Irvine Valley College. OC Green Market is the first of its kind in Orange County, CA to exclusively feature unique eco-friendly merchants. Having launched November 2011, it’s still small and growing and soon will offer a ‘one-stop shop’ of green products and services, holistic/alternative therapies and educational nonprofits.

Classes began January 14 and will continue monthly (except February) at every market date. Topics will be diverse but focused within green and healthy living. Fitness classes such as Yoga and Zumba will be added as well.

“I want to pull in people who don’t know about living green and educate them to see how it can fit into their lifestyle,” said Rana Sabeh, creator of OC Green Market.

“It’s an opportunity for them to understand that it’s a win-win for their health, families and for the environment, as well.”

Visit our website at http://www.ocgreenmarket.com/ or Facebook or Twitter.

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Green Schools App From The Co-operative Gains Five Star Feedback

The Co-operative Group’s revolutionary Green Schools app has made a strong start in Apple’s iTunes store since it was launched one week ago (Friday 9).

The game, which is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, encourages kids, teens and adults to learn about green issues while battling to complete a number of different challenges and levels. The Green Schools app, which is available to download for free from iTunes, has already gained 27 ratings and has a current ranking of five stars out of five (correct at time of writing).

Feedback left by one gamer read: “Great game. Loads of fun. The kids are beating me!!!”

‘McrGiant’ wrote: “Love this app – nice game play and I can see it will be a great game for parents to get their kids to play AND learn stuff too. Well done.”

Others described the app as “fast & fun”, “fab green fun!” and “great educational app”.

So far the free app, which was launched as part of The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution has been downloaded 300 times and The Co-operative Group is really pleased with how well it is being received.

Melanie Phillips, who heads up Green Schools Revolution for The Co-operative Group, said: “We are really proud of the Green Schools app and it’s really nice to see that people love the game and are recommending it to their friends.

“When creating the design brief for this app we wanted to make sure that the games were primarily fun but that they also had a green twist, and we think this balance has been achieved really successfully.”

For those who want to download the free Green Schools Revolution game, it can be found on the App Store by searching ‘Green Schools’.

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Notes to editors:

1. The app is available to download free from the iTunes store by searching ‘Green Schools’.
2. Green Schools Revolution is a comprehensive learning resource prepared by education specialists and available to all UK primary and secondary schools for free.
3. Over 3,500 primary and secondary schools across the country are registered for Green Schools Revolution.
4. Registered schools have access to a range of free cross-curricular classroom resources and activities through www.greenschools.coop, giving young people and teachers the tools to inspire change in their schools, homes and local communities.
5. The Co-operative is offering schools free fun and educational visits to its own wind farm to see renewable energy in action and to seven Co-operative Farms to see first hand how food grows and how to cook it. Schools will be able to take advantage of free high visibility jackets to help set up “walking buses”, helping them take practical action to cut their carbon emissions.
6. The Co-operative’s Ethical Plan has 47 distinct targets, among them a cultural shift in youth perception and opportunities for young people through Green Schools Revolution, an Apprenticeship Academy and the creation of 200 Co-operative Schools by 2013.
7. As Britain’s largest farmer over 50,000 children have visited one of our 15 Co-operative Farms, gaining hands-on experience about where their food comes from.
8. The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned not by private shareholders but by over six million consumers. It is the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer, the leading convenience store operator and a major financial services provider, operating The Co-operative Bank, Britannia and The Co-operative Insurance.

Among its other businesses are the number one funeral services provider and Britain’s largest farming operation. As well as having clear financial and operational objectives, the Group has also set out its social and sustainability goals in its groundbreaking Ethical Plan, which specifies almost 50 commitments in these areas. The Group operates 4,800 retail trading outlets, employs more than 106,000 people and has an annual turnover of more than £13bn. Further information is available at www.co-operative.coop.

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New Green App For Eco-Gamers

The Co-operative Group releases innovative new children’s gaming app on Apple’s iTunes store!

From today (9 December), kids, teenagers and adults with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can download the Green Schools app from iTunes and get tackling the addictive eco-tasks straightaway. By downloading the new Green Schools Revolution game, kids up and down the UK can battle it out to become the ultimate eco warrior.

According to a recent study by The Co-operative Group, over 90 per cent of children want to learn more about green issues* and this fun new app, being launched today, sets kids on a mission to become green revolutionaries.

By downloading the free app to their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, kids can race against time to harvest the carrots before the rabbit gets them, turn off the taps to save the duck in the bath tub and save energy by switching off lights whilst putting their green knowledge to the test to unlock the secret bonus level and become an eco warrior.

With fun quizzes about energy, water and healthy living, the app is a great way to learn important lessons while having loads of family fun this Christmas!

Melanie Phillips, who heads up Green Schools Revolution for The Co-operative, said: “We are lucky that our youngsters have such a tremendous appetite to learn more about green issues.

“Our new Green Schools Revolution app is a fun and engaging way to help children and young people learn about building a more sustainable world whilst competing with their friends and family to become eco warriors!”

The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution education programme, part of its Inspiring Young People campaign, was launched in 3,000 primary and secondary schools in September by farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty. It has been designed to inspire the next generation of green pioneers, with free lessons, trips and green activities available to all UK primary and secondary schools.

You can download this exciting app, available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, from the iTunes store from today (9 December). Simply search the app store on iTunes for ‘green schools’ to download the game for free or visit the Green Schools Revolution site to find out more about the app and the initiative.

*Opinion Matters interviewed 1,027 children aged between 7 and 14 and 1,002 parents of children aged 7 to 14 in August 2011.

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How One Dollar Lights Up Africa

In the beginning there was light for all – and a little later there was electric light for, well, only some of us: 1.5 billion people still live in darkness. Dutch startup Off-Grid Solutions makes an end to developing countries’ killing kerosene dependency. They want their high-tech, low-cost WakaWaka solar LED lamp to light up Africa ‘like a Christmas tree’.

Via Kickstarter.com, the general public is now enthusiastically pre-ordering WakaWaka´s for 35 dollars each. The minimal support to contribute to their mission is one dollar. Thanks to this innovative way of crowdfunding, WakaWaka grows at the speed of light .And with it, the dream of providing all Africans with a sustainable light solution becomes more real by the minute.

1.5 billion people live off-grid. They depend on kerosene fuel for their basic lighting needs. Annually millions of children suffer severe burns from accidents with kerosene lamps. The toxic fumes cause even more health problems. World Bank reports that each day 780 million women and children inhale the equivalent of two packs of cigarettes as a result of indoor air pollution.

Fuels for lighting take up to 20% of income of people who try to survive on less than $2 a day. This way, the poor stay poor. But there is light at the end of the tunnel: WakaWaka solar LED light.

The WakaWaka (‘Shine Bright’ in Swahili) solar lamp uses the latest in patented solar technology developed by Intivation, allowing for superior charging in any weather conditions.

Each day of free solar charging gives 16 hours of decent reading light. It has different light intensities and fits on a bottle, stimulating recycling and opening up opportunities for joint promotions. Innovative distribution methods will reach even the most remote rural areas. Various accessories (cell phone chargers, radios, etc.) are already in development, which will further enhance livelihood and help people get out of poverty.

Co-founder Camille van Gestel: ‘I genuinely believe that if you can make a difference, you must. I have never done anything with so much passion. The support and inquiries we are receiving for WakaWaka from all over the world are as stimulating as they are heartwarming. We are doing the right thing.’

Let’s hope this new bright light spreads fast, for all and everybody. LED there be light.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/229055906/wakawaka-is-the-coolest-solar-led-light

http://www.wakawakalight.com

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About Off-Grid Solutions
Founded in 2011 by 4 partners: sustainable entrepreneur, inspirator and guru Maurits Groen, hands-on change maker and entrepreneur Camille van Gestel, carbon emissions consultants Do-Inc, experts emerging markets and finally Paul Naastepad seasoned executive in clean tech industry.

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Below the Surface Announces the Launch of Its Riverview Project

Below The Surface (BTS) announced today the launch of their interactive Riverview Project, the core program of BTS in the coming years. This initiative is a major leap forward in protecting America’s rivers through a permanent photographic record of the current conditions of America’s waterways. This heritage project will help guide generations to come in their use and stewardship of rivers and drinking water by providing a visual benchmark of the current state of the nation’s water.

The main focus of the Riverview Project is to provide panoramic photos and videos of America’s most imperiled rivers. It is, essentially, Google’s Streetview for the nation’s waterways. Below the Surface’s co-founder Jared Criscuolo says “the Riverview Project represents a major step forward for protecting our rivers. It allows Below the Surface and the greater environmental movement, along with water management leaders, to leverage social media and cutting edge photographic techniques to create the opportunity for anyone, anywhere to explore rivers. We hope this effort will compound social exposure to water issues and the conditions along rivers, and to inspire stewardship of these critical resources both now and among future generations.”

Below the Surface is working with the following partners, who without their collaboration or funding the Riverview Project would be made possible: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Immersive Media, Surfrider Foundation, and the Clif Bar Family Foundation.

“We’re extremely excited to cooperate with Below the Surface in order to help produce and make accessible 3D photography for as many streams as possible,” says Katherine Lins, Chief, Office of Water Information for USGS.

Below the Surface is also being featured in the December 2011 issue of Outside Magazine as part of its “Reader of the Year” initiative. Below The Surface founders Jared Criscuolo and Kristian Gustavson are being honored as the 2011 “Readers of the Year.” As part of the initiative, Criscuolo and Gustavson will blog about the Riverview Project on the Outside site, Outsideonline.com, detailing their progress throughout the year. In support of Beneath The Surface, Outside Magazine is also providing a free subscription to supporters of BTS who pledge a donation of $50 or more via the BTS site through December 2011. Please email riverview@belowthesurface.org for additional information and ways to sponsor and contribute to the project.

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Alive! Expo Green Pavilion And Mix Media Luxury Lounge To Deliver Yet Another Talked-About Sustainably Stylish And Distinctive Eco-Educational Lounge During Sundance’s Sea Of Celebrity Gifting Suites

Alive! Expo Green Pavilion and Mix Media Luxury Lounge have joined forces, again, to deliver yet another talked-about sustainably stylish and distinctive eco-educational lounge during Sundance’s sea of celebrity gifting suites from January 21st – January 23rd, 2011, in Park City, Utah.

Merging the “goodness of green” with the “lap of luxury”, eco-luxury pioneers Patrycja Siewert-Towns (Alive! Expo Green Pavilion) and Kim Shimmel (Mix Media, LLC) have made a name for themselves by turning Hollywood’s red carpets ”green”. Amongst the Festival’s hearty stock of award-winning actors, filmmakers, and national media, this dynamic duo has proven that by sharing their environmental alliance of education, social responsibility, and the power of celebrities, it is possible to take steps towards a more sustainable future.

At Alive! Expo Green Pavilion and Mix Media Luxury Lounge’s eighth year surrounding Sundance, Siewert-Towns and Shimmel will exemplify the perfect union of eco and extravagance by hosting Project Green’s CELEBRITY Photo Studio. A 501c3 non-profit organization, Project Green’s mission is to invest in a“Greener Tomorrow” by protecting green space for future generations and launching an annual “Back to Basics” Summer Camp for under-served kids and young people. The Photo Studio is an exclusive opportunity for celebrities, and notables, to share their ecological efforts in Project Green’s upcoming coffee table book on“Celebrities Going G-R-E-E-N”. Focusing on sustainability and teaching the 3 R’s -“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” with proceeds from the book will benefit Project Green’s objectives.

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Rep. Mallory Seeks Funding for Clean Air Cincinnati Project

State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) today announced that he will work to secure federal, state and local dollars for three innovative local projects designed to reduce air pollution and increase energy efficiency in Cincinnati. The effortis intended to result in a cleaner, healthier environment in downtown neighborhoods.

“These projects, working through Clean Air Cincinnati, combine the elements of unique community development, improved air quality and energy efficiency,” said Rep. Mallory. “The proposed green Greyhound terminal and the Buddy LaRosa Sports Arena will feature a number of energy efficient designs which focus on reducing atmospheric emissions, energy consumption, materials resource use, waste management and biodiversity.”
Rep. Mallory, who chairs the Ohio House Environment and Brownfield Development Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will seek federal, state and local funding for three innovative projects that integrate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) concepts and sustainable environmental practices:

1) Construction of a state-of-the-art eco-friendly green Greyhound terminal in Queensgate

2) Demolition of the old Greyhound terminal on Gilbert Avenue

3) Construction of a “green” 5,000-seat Buddy LaRosa Sports Arena on the Gilbert Avenue site

Rep. Mallory is also putting together an Advisory Group to assist the Clean Air Cincinnati Project. Their role will include guidance for the Project’s framework, outreach and help in developing ideas that advance clean air quality.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Wilmington

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Wilmington, Delaware at the Sheraton Suites December 14-16, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Burbank

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. If your facility generates hazardous waste in the state of California, you must comply not only with the California hazardous waste regulations, but also with federal regulations that have not yet been incorporated into the California rules.

Environmental Resource Center®, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Burbank on December 14 – 16 at the Holiday Inn – Burbank Media Center.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Charlotte

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Holiday Inn – Charlotte University on December 7 – 9, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on December 7 and 8.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on December 9 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training Comes to Cary

Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Cary, NC on December 6-8 for the 24-Hour Hazwoper and December 6-10, 2010 for the 40-Hour Hazwoper. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Personnel that complete this course will receive a Hazwoper wallet card, a training certificate, one year of free Answerline service and handbook updates, and a free subscription to Environmental Resource Center’s safety and environmental e-newsletters.

Registration for the mandatory training is available by calling 919-469-1585, 1-800- 537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes

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Hazmat Training Comes to Mobile

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Mobile on November 2-4, 2010 at the Holiday Inn – Bellingrath Gardens.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on November 3-4.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on November 5 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Chicago

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Chicago at the Spring Hill Suites on October 12 – 14, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on October 12 and 13.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on October 14 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Cary

When workers handle hazardous waste and/or hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually. Environmental Resource Center’s DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both your annual review and DOT 49 CFR recurrent training requirements as well as learn about new requirements that have been enacted over the past year.

Individuals who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 8 hours of annual refresher training. Environmental Resource Center’s eight-hour refresher course satisfies the annual training requirement and will provide you with the “refresher” you need to be fully ready to respond when needed.

For those who must implement the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations in the workplace, a two day course is offered which will provide instruction on a variety of general industry safety and health standards, including walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, hazardous materials, hazard communication, machine guarding, respiratory protection, lockout/tagout, confined spaces, and recordkeeping.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the training in Cary at its headquarters, 101 Center Pointe Dr. on October 5 – 8, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 8-Hr. Refresher Course will be held on October 5, 2010.

DOT and RCRA Annual Update and Refresher will be held on October 6, 2010

OSHA 10 Hour Compliance Course will be offered on October 7 and 8, 2010

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

Hazmat Training Comes to San Antonio

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. If your facility generates hazardous waste in the state of Texas, you must comply with the Texas hazardous and industrial waste regulations, as well as federal regulations that have not yet been incorporated into the Texas rules.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in San Antonio at the Hilton – San Antonio Airport on October 12-14, 2010. Classes begin at 8am and end at 5pm each day.

Hazardous Waste Management in Texas will be taught on October 12 and 13. This two-day seminar meets the Texas and federal annual training requirements for generators of hazardous waste in Texas. Topics covered include waste characterization, on-site management, manifesting, land disposal restrictions, recordkeeping and reporting, source reduction, and universal waste. Information on the modifications and new rules that may affect your facility’s hazardous waste management program upon promulgation is also included.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on October 14, 2010 at the same location. This class meets both your initial and recurrent training requirements.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Spartanburg, SC

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training in Spartanburg on October 5-7 at the Radisson Hotel and Suites.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on October 5 – 6.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course will be taught on October 7 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Pittsburgh

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training at the Crowne Plaza – Pittsburgh Airport on September 14-16, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on September 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation: The Complete Course will be taught on September 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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Hazmat Training Comes to Minneapolis

When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.

Environmental Resource Center, the leading provider of environmental and safety training, will present the mandatory training at the Sheraton – Bloomington hotel on September 14-16, 2010.

Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course will be taught on September 14 and 15.

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation: The Complete Course will be taught on September 16 at the same location.

Registration for the training is available by calling 800-537-2372 or at http://www.ercweb.com/classes.

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