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Workshops Friday, March 28

The Sustainability Summit continues with workshops presented at different locations on Friday, March 28.  Registration for each session is separate, and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

*Rooms at UWM SCE, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, 7th Floor
**Auditorium at Global Water Center, 247 Freshwater Way, Milwaukee
*** Held at Growing Power, 5500 West Silver Spring, Milwaukee

Note each workshop presenter provides their own separate registration link.

Click on the green heading of the workshop to expand details on the workshop and registration information.

Session #1 - The Water Pathway
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: UW Whitewater

Topic/Description: "The Water Pathway" will address the higher educational opportunities in the greater Milwaukee area and how they relate to the future of Milwaukee's fresh water identity.  Includes presenters from MATC (Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology), Gateway (Civil Engineering Technology – Fresh Water Resources), UWM (School of Freshwater Sciences), UWW (Integrated Science/Business Water Major), as well as New Works.  Considering "Why water?", "What's going on in Milwaukee?", "What do professional opportunities look like?", "Why should you be apart of it?".  This workshop will dive into the vast opportunities and future of WATER.

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: **Auditorium, Global Water Center, 247 Freshwater Way, Milwaukee
Fees/Credits: FREE
Registration: Please email waldhuetdt23@uww.edu.

Session #2 Water - Human Right or Private Commodity?
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presenters: Cameron Barker - Food and Water Watch, Cassie Steiner - Freedom Force, Dylan Waldhuetter – UW Whitewater

Description: This workshop will take a look at the current world problems involving water scarcity as it specifically relates to drinking water.  It will also look at current practices across the world as they so relate to the privatization of water. These main topics will create a discussion for water as a human right or private commodity.  We will look at case studies, business and community practices, and the values they reflect.  This workshop will conclude by diving into the economic, environmental, and health issues related to water privatization, specifically bottled water.

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: **Auditorium, Global Water Center, 247 Freshwater Way, Milwaukee
Fees/Credits: FREE
Registration: Please email waldhuetdt23@uww.edu.

Session #3 - Developing Your Business' Environmental Credentials
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council/WDNR/WMEP

A Workshop on Developing Sustainability Metrics and Sustainability Programs in WI

Description: The State of Wisconsin has a number of programs for businesses interested in developing environmental or sustainability credentials.  Perhaps credentials will increase your competitiveness or allow you to more effectively engage your customers.  Perhaps senior management is looking for ways to build brand image around environmental leadership or sustainability. Or perhaps investors are asking your CFO what your company has done to become more efficient, productive or sustainable.  In any case, your success in sustainability starts with the development of appropriate sustainability metrics.

Having metrics, and thus, a story to tell, WI businesses should consider the following programs: Green Tier, Green Masters and the Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI).  Tom Eggert will talk about the Green Tier and Green Masters Programs and Mark McDermid will talk about the Profitable Sustainability Initiative.

The session will start with the importance of metrics, and outline various tools and approaches businesses are using.  Participants will also get basic information about the various sustainability programs in the state.  After the presentation, Tom and Mark will be available to help you fill out an application for one (or more) of the programs!

The application process for the programs is simple and straightforward, and can be completed during the workshop.  By the time you leave, you will have the opportunity to apply to one, or more, of the programs and have the opportunity to have your metrics questions addressed and identified metrics tools that may be of use in your sustainability program.

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: *UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, 7th Floor - Room 7970
Fees/Credits: $25
Registration: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/538277

Session #4 Cool Choices: The Fun, Social and Easy Way to Engage Employees on Sustainability
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Presenter: Cool Choices

Description: Corporate sustainability initiatives gain momentum when employees are engaged—when sustainability is part of the corporate culture. But how do you make that happen?

Cool Choices works with companies to implement employee engagement programs that make sustainability a fun, social and easy choice.  In this workshop Cool Choices staff will provide an overview of change strategies and give attendees an opportunity to develop innovative approaches for encouraging employees to adopt sustainable practices.  Attendees will leave the workshop with practical ideas they can implement in their own workplaces to engage employees, increase innovation and reduce waste.

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: *UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, 7th Floor - Room 7970
Fees/Credits: $25
Registration: coolchoices.brownpapertickets.com

Session #5 Living Biological Growing Systems
Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Presenter: Growing Power

Description: Living Biological Systems ~ Composting & Vermiculture

We will be host a Tour/Workshop at our National Headquarters on 55th & Silver Spring from 9am to 3:15pm. (Participants are not required to register for the Conference through the Sustainability Summit in order to take our tour and workshop ~ anyone may register!)

MORNING TOUR DESCRIPTION: Tour our 2.5 acre Urban Farm! Learn about Growing Power's history, community projects, and see our growing methods hard at work!

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: LIVING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION Learn how to develop and maintain sustainable growing systems as well as the soil science behind it all! Composting: Learn how to build and maintain a small scale home-use composting system. Discuss how to develop a large scale system that transforms your community's waste into healthy soil for food production.  Vermiculture: Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin at home, and participate in filling one of Growing Power's production-scale worm bins. Discussion will include how to build out larger scale worm depositories for commercial production.  Learn about using nutrient rich vermicompost as a fertilizer and a value-added product.

Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Location: Growing Power, 5500 W. Silver Spring, Milwaukee
Fees/Credits: $200.00
Registration: Please find us at Eventbrite.com under the title: 2014 Sustainability Summit Workshop ~ Living Biological Growing Systems, or call us at (414) 527-1546

Session #6 PV 101 - Basic PV (Solar Electricity)
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presenter: Clay Sterling, Regional Training Officer, Midwest Renewable Energy Association

Description: This 8-hour course teaches the basics of solar electric systems.  Participants will learn how PV systems work, identify system types, identify and describe components, discuss applications and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, discuss energy efficiency, and estimate system loads.

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: *UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue - Room 7330
Fees/Credits: $90 for MREA members; $110 for non-members
Registration: www.midwestrenew.org/workshops

Session #7 PV 604 - Inspecting PV Systems
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Julie Brazeau, Instructor Development Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association

Description: This 4-hour course reviews the National Electrical Code (NEC), paying particular attention to Articles 690 and 705.  It also covers equipment listing and labeling requirements, circuit calculations, wiring methods, grounding, overcurrent protection, system labeling requirements, and common code violations.  Electrical contractors, installers, and inspectors will learn about code requirements and best practices for photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: *UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue - Room 7310
Fees/Credits: $75 for MREA members; $95 for non-members.  Approved for 4 hours of continuing education for NABCEP PV Installation Professionals
Registration: www.midwestrenew.org/workshops

Session #8 BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: Construction & Demolition Waste Reuse and Recycling Training
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presenter: Julie Brazeau, Instructor Development Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association

Description: Join WasteCap for a day long C&D waste recycling workshop.  Learn the necessary skills to develop, manage, monitor, document and promote a successful recycling program for construction and demolition debris.

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: *UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue - Room 7430
Fees/Credits: $325.00 Participants will receive a three year Accreditation in Construction Waste Recycling and LEED AP’s and Green Associates are eligible for 7.5 Continuing Education Units through GBCI.  Additionally, architects are eligible for 7.5 Learning Units through AIA.
Registration: www.wastecap.org/services/training

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