About This Speaker Series
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.
Contact: Viccy Salazar
EPA's Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series is designed to provide examples of communities around the U.S. and internationally that are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through 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.
EPA recently released a report - Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land Management Practices - which shows 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.
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|October 10, 2012||Why Sustainable Consumption: Opportunities and Barriers||David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality|
Duke Castle, Natural Step Network
|November 13, 2012||Why Sustainable Consumption Part 2: The Business Case for Sustainable Consumption||Robert ter Kulie, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, PepsiCo; Kevin Myette, Director of Product and Supply Chain Sustainability, REI|
|December 11, 2012||Public Attitudes Regarding Sustainable Consumption||Tom Bowerman, Policy Interactive; Connie Roser-Renouf, George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication; Maria Csutora, Sustainability Indicators Research Center at Corvinus University of Economic Sciences|
|February 12, 2013||Outreach Strategies to Promote Thoughtful Consumption||Babe O’Sullivan, City of Eugene, OR|
Alicia Polacok, City of Portland, OR
Leslie Carlson, Marketing and communications
|March 12, 2013||Harnessing Social Media and Electronic Platforms for Repair and Peer to Peer Sharing in Communities||Kyle Wiens, iFixit|
Adam Werbach, Yerdle
|April 9, 2013||Addressing Consumption in Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Climate Action Planning||David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality|
Matt Kuaharic, King County, Washington
Shannon Davis, Environmental Protection Agency
|May 14, 2013||International Perspectives and Efforts in Sustainable Consumption||Derry Allen, Counselor, EPA's Office of Environmental Policy Innovation; |
Jeffrey Barber, Executive Director, Integrative Strategies Forum;
Ted MacDonald, EPA's Office of Global Affairs and Policy;
Lars Fogh Mortensen, Head of Sustainable Consumption & Production Group, European Environment Agency (EEA)
|June 11, 2013||Government Purchasing for Climate Protection||TBD|
|July 9, 2013||Strategic planning and Sustainable Consumption||TBD|
|You can download copies of presentations and videos from past webinars on EPA's file sharing site at ftp://ftp.epa.gov/reg10ftp/webinars/sustainable_consumption/|