Federal Green Challenge Webinar – August 12, 2009 | Region 10 | US EPA

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Federal Green Challenge Webinar – August 12, 2009

Transportation Alternatives 202

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
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Altering the way we travel is one of the most significant changes we can make toward cutting costs and reducing our carbon footprint. In 2007, the Federal government spent $14.8 billion on travel expenses. With extensive travel by government agencies, private entities, and the public, an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and energy, air, and water pollution continue. Using transportation alternatives and avoiding the use of travel can help to mitigate these effects by drastically reducing carbon emissions. For example, you save one car’s greenhouse gas emissions for an entire year (about 5 metric tons) by not flying two round-trips between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Source: http://ofee.gov/ctc/ctcfal08.pdf; http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/420f05004.htm

Transportation Alternatives 202 webinar presenters will discuss the following:

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Speakers:
Robert Drake
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
Drake.robert@epa.gov
Robert “Bob” Drake has 23 years experience at EPA.  Bob, along with Carolyn Gangmark, now implements the Pollution Prevention program for the region. Bob led the analysis and reporting of GHG emissions from air travel in the region and is working on other regional and national energy and climate efforts.  A native of Washington State, Bob has a MA from Pacific Lutheran University and did his graduate studies (MPA) at the University of Washington Evans School.  He helped establish the Washington State Public Works Trust Fund while at the State of Washington Department of Community and Economic Development.  Bob staffed the National Council on Public Works Improvement, which advised the President and Congress on pubic works issues and challenges and was also on EPA's team that was responsible for the initial role-out and implementation of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for EPA.  Before his current position, Bob managed the Clean Water SRF for the region. He also managed community and press relations for Superfund sites, for the implementation of Water TMDLs, and other projects.

Carolyn Gangmark
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Gangmark.carolyn@epa.gov
Carolyn Gangmark is a biologist from the University of Washington who first worked at EPA Region 10's Laboratory at Manchester. At the laboratory, she designed/conducted toxicity tests to determine the effects of pollutants on organisms living in receiving waters and sediments. From the laboratory, Carolyn moved from the R10 press office, to supporting the Region's Exxon Valdez effort, to managing the Region's first Pollution Prevention (P2) Program. In that role, she focused on energy, not only because of the relatively high risks, but also because of the many cost effective opportunities to do better. As the need to address climate became more evident, Carolyn worked to advance her knowledge of alternative energy technologies (a card carrying Solar Bozo), purchased the first Renewable Energy Certificates in the country, installed solar arrays, trained R10 staff on climate solutions, helped to develop R10's climate strategies and agitated to shift the focus of the regional and national P2 efforts to focus on the prevention of greenhouse gasses. Part of that work is to ensure that EPA itself is acting responsibly. During the webinar, Bob Drake and Carolyn will present on the management of GHG emissions associated with travel and travel alternatives.

Viccy Salazar
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
(206) 553-1060
salazar.viccy@epa.gov
www.epa.gov/r10earth
Viccy Salazar has worked at the US EPA, Region 10 since 1995. She is currently the lead for the Waste Reduction, Resource Conservation and Stewardship team which includes recycling, climate change, solid waste, priority chemicals reduction, green building and product stewardship. Through her work, she is responsible for lots of meetings. In her tenure at EPA, she has worked on traditional regulatory programs – lead and PCBs - and stewardship programs - product stewardship, recycling and electronics stewardship. Ms. Salazar has both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington.


Roy Deitchman
Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety
Amtrak
Roy Deitchman is the Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety at Amtrak in Washington, DC. The department is responsible for environmental management, system safety and public health matters throughout the Amtrak national rail system. Roy has a B.S. degree in earth science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master’s degree from the Yale University School of Forestry, a Master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a law degree from New York Law School.


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