EPA sponsors and participates in various events to help stakeholders understand and use the best management practices of green remediation. Upcoming events include:
June 5-7, 2013. Applications of Nanotechnology for Safe and Sustainable Environmental Remediations. This three-day workshop provides a venue to exchange scientific and technical information about the toxicological properties of nanomaterials, work practices associated with handling and use of nanomaterials, communities in and around contaminated sites where nanomaterials are used for remediation, and other aspects of safe and proper use of nanomaterials. The workshop is intended to help environmental cleanup practitioners anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and confirm safe management of potential risks associated with occupational and environmental exposures to nanomaterials. This event is organized by Southeastern Louisiana University in cooperation with the U.S. EPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, and other partners. Hammond, Louisiana.
June 10-13, 2013. Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. The technical program scope of this conference includes the subject area of "Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR)." Jacksonville, FL.
September 16-18, 2013. National Tanks Conference & Expo. Denver, Colorado.
June 6, 2013. NARPM Presents...RECs, Renewables and Remediation. This introductory-level, 2-hour CLU-IN webinar provides an overview of the spectrum of options available to reduce or offset the energy footprint of site cleanup. The session explains what renewable energy credits (REC) really are, provides information about generating small-scale renewable energy on-site using mobile systems, and covers the basics of how to evaluate the feasibility of using on-site renewable energy to power a remedy. The session includes a presentation on a screening-level renewable energy assessment that was conducted for a site in EPA's Region 3; the assessment systematically evaluated the existing energy infrastructure available for the site and options for onsite electricity generation via wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower.